T-24 Hours until Totality

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8/20/17 at 1:15 PM – IR Satellite – High clouds streaming across Kansas with a disturbance over New Mexico pushing northeastward.  Waves of upper level energy push across the northern plains and Pacific Northwest. T-storms bubble up just east of our eclipse site, but drifting eastward. 

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1:15 PM Visual Image showing cirrus advancing across Kansas.  

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Surface plot and analysis at 1 PM.  Warm, humid air streams northward at the surface with a diffuse discontinuity at the surface between two weak surface lows.

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Over 100 degrees at 1 PM in west-central Kansas and 90 degrees and higher across much of the state.  87 in Lawrence. 

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1 PM Dew Point of 70 or more across much of eastern Kansas and a 75 degree plus dew point bubble in the southeast part of Kansas.  Dew point of 70 in Lawrence, with higher humidity advecting northward. 

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