The heat is on and unfortunately, it’s here to stay…
So says Channel 41 weather wonk Gary Lezak. That according Lezak’s Recurring Cycle (LRC) theory.
"The thing is this," Lezak says. "The weather pattern is the same one that set up last fall, according to my LRC. The one that brought us the lowest amount of snow and the warmest March ever in Kansas City history. And it will continue until a new pattern sets up in September or October."
Lezak’s bottom line:
"It will be a hot and dry summer with sporadic chances for rain," he says. "It’s going to be our hottest summer – there’s no doubt about it."
Including temps in the 100s, like of late?
"A lot," Lezak says. "Many days in the 100s."
Global warming or luck of the draw?
"Well, it’s global climate change," Lezak says. "It is warming up."
Any record breakers to date?
"The warmest June temperature ever was on June 23rd 1934 when it was 108 degrees," Lezak says "And we came close to that yesterday at 105 degrees. The hottest temperature ever in Kansas City was 113 and I’m sure we’ll make a run at that sometime this summer."