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Crazy July weather
While Jamie Krumheuer was doing a great job covering the severe thunderstorms Sunday evening, I was on my way back from a holiday party in Louisburg. I arrived at my new house just in time to experience 60 mph winds and a lot of lightning. The house isn't done yet and it was quite tense there for a few minutes as the severe thunderstorm blew in. Stormy was there with me, Windy was at home sleeping.
So, what is next? The computer models have differing solutions on Wednesday and Thursday's chance of rain. The NAM has a very good threat of thunderstorms in northwest flow, while the GFS is close, but does not quite produce the rain that the NAM does. It will depend on the availability of moisture as one of the main factors. Since it is now July I don't think the high pressure area to our north and northeast will be strong enough to keep our dewpoints down. So, I am leaning towards the NAM solution and have a 40% chance of thunderstorms Wednesday into Thursday. Click on the map below to enlarge it and see the rain forecasted by the NAM model for Wednesday night. I should have a better idea tonight on the 10 PM newscast.
Posted by at July 4, 2005 6:06 PM
Just a thought - but have you ever thought of bringing your blog participants face to face for some sort of party or something? My husband & I participate in a leadership mentoring blog led by a guy out in LA. We went out there for vacation about a month ago and connected with a few of the people we had bloggeed with. It was really cool! :)
We live in SE Olathe and last night got about an inch & a half of rain and really strong winds. Our trees in the back were bending quite a bit and we had some debris in our front yard. They were some awesome storms!
This is a good idea, but let's let the BLOG grow. I am not even sure how many people read it.
Last nights rain was nice, but a bit strong on the winds. Have a great week.
Posted by: Anne Jackson at July 4, 2005 6:25 PM