As we all know we have had a very cool and wet summer! Not only has it been wet and cool here, but it has been wet and cool across the heartland as well. It is this persistent pattern we call the NW flow, and again all that means is that we get the jet stream from the north cutting towards the SE and that brings disturbances in one after the other. Those disturbances cool the air, and fire off new storms that get pushed by the NW jet stream flow. It is totally a self feeding mechanism that is almost impossible to break so just like I said in last night's blog I think this might continue for a while, possibly into the fall / winter.