Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Millie, the weather, and KS State Fair

By now, you've probably seen pictures of Millie in the 100th year of the Kansas State Fair parade that took place on Labor Day. We were so glad it had cooled off for the day because the 1919 Model T we rode in had no air conditioning. The north breeze made the day almost perfect. I'm posting a few pictures from the parade on Monday. The governor walked up and said "hey, it's Millie the weather dog". So her fame has now reached the statehouse. Don't know yet if she'll run for an office. Denny Stoecklein, Kansas State Fair General Manager, has ordered highs in the low 80s and sunshine during the 10 day event. Doesn't look like the fair will start out that cool, but it will be dry. By the way, Millie and I will be on the fairgrounds on Tuesday, and the second Saturday (the 14th) at the KWCH booth. So come on by and we'll try and set you up with some goodies.

The weather pattern doesn't change this week. So it's basically more of the same day after day. Sunshine and hot weather will be the main features this week. Normal high for this time of the year is about 88 and we will pass that by early afternoon. September is a month when we begin the transition to fall, but you wouldn't know that by looking at this weeks weather. We do see some changes taking place during the second full week of the month. A cold front will arrive along with some chances for rain beginning on Tuesday, the 10th and lasting through Wednesday. Temperatures should fall into the 80s for highs. Some forecasts are calling for an active 2nd half of September, so we will be watching to see if that setup is indeed coming to Kansas. Stay tuned.

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