Chief Meteorologist, Bryan Busby has been working at KMBC-TV since 1985. In that time, he has established himself as one of Kansas City’s favorite weathermen. In addition to forecasting the weather, Busby has proved to be something of a polymath, having established himself as both a concert timpanist and the Principal Guest Conductor of the Kansas City Youth Symphony. Recently, I had the chance to interview Mr. Busby about the historical significance of last week’s heat wave, our weather’s legendary mood swings and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Live and In-Person at the Library...Kansas City's Bryan Busby
What does the weather have in store today? Will it rain or will it be another hot day? Many people ask themselves these questions on any given day. For answers, several of them turn to the Channel 9 Meteorologist Bryan Busby, and his weather forecasts to help them get ready for a day's weather. Mr. Busby has spent about 25 years observing and predicting the weather in the Midwest. He will be at the Excelsior Springs Branch on Thursday, September 23rd to tell us what goes into a forecast, what makes it change, and how to prepare ourselves for whatever comes our way.
The Following Sources Offer Predictions For Our Weather This Winter:
THE WOOLY WORM
Wooly worm forecasters say that the color of the bands will tell you what kind of winter is coming. If rings are light, it will be a moderate winter. If they are dark tan and dark brown, it will be cold. If they are semi-dark to black, winter will be very cold. If there are no rings and the wooly worm is all black, be prepared for a very severe winter.
All right, hands up all of you who are sad we didn’t get that snow the Almanac said we would at the start of this week. Anyone? Anyone? Didn’t think so... Well, the snow might not have showed up, but the cold certainly seemed to have arrived and brought sunshine with it on some days, cold rain on others. Sunny cold days… the days you look out the window, think it’s going to be beautiful, and then you look at the temperature. Unless, we’re talking about those near 70 degree days we had last week.
There's something magical about a big snowfall; even though we know it also bears its inconveniences and dangers. The trees and bushes seem to have a white frosting, and the morning sun sparkles off the ice crystals. KCI airport had about six inches of snow by Monday night, and with cold temperatures, it will still be here tomorrow.
Midwesterners have always been talented at talking about the weather. Ever since I moved to Kansas City, I have noted the cultural tendency to mention the weather in every conversation, especially after a big meteorological event like last week's blizzard. But, this is nothing new.