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Overnight, we did see those thunderstorms develop south of Kansas City! Here is a look at the Doppler rainfall estimates:
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The thunderstorms were moving slowly and TRAINING over the same areas. Training is when they line up much like the cars of a train... and that means flooding problems! We had reports in Coffey and Anderson Counties of 3+" of rain, and streams out of their banks! These thunderstorms also brought some hail... up to 1.25" in size.
Things should be quiet for us tonight... I am not expecting any rainfall. Monday looks like another nice day, with highs in the lower-mid 80s. Tuesday looks hot... in the upper 80s to near 90... then the chance of thunderstorms moves in Tuesday night and Wednesday (with the wave I blogged about last night). The best place for thunderstorm activity Tuesday night will be the northern 1/2 of the viewing area... hopefully everyone can get a little rain on Wednesday. Right now, it's a 30% chance... and we will keep updating that forecast as we gain confidence in the storm's position and timing.
A look ahead to the holiday weekend shows.... HOT temperatures! Right now I expect highs in the 90s and dry conditions! Great for all the local pools that will be opening! :)
Have a good one!
Posted by at May 21, 2006 4:48 PM
Jamie - I think Kansas City is cursed. Will we ever see really interesting weather again this year? Really, I do despair. Personally, I think there is something geographic and spatial to the fact that often storms stay north and south of us. Yes, I know some frown on this assertion, but my gut tells me otherwise...Oh well.
This can never be proven anyway.
This could be one h--l of a rough summer droughtwise, as I rather suspected from the git-go, but time will tell.
This weather pattern is just a bad one. We have very limited chances of any excitement, but we will have some soon. Unfortunately this latest dry spell fits and is lasting a little bit longer than I want it too. There is nothing we can do about it.
Perhaps next fall we will set up into a pattern that will prove your ideas wrong. It is not a geographical thing. It certainly seems that way though.
Posted by: StormDog at May 21, 2006 9:54 PM