A great day & then a big change!

Good morning bloggers,

The weather pattern is about to amplify again, and this time block up a bit. It is the one part of the pattern that has shown some blocking in past cycles. Take a look at what this pattern has done to our area in the previous three cycles by reading the Weather 2020 blog:  Polar Vortex Part Of The LRC.  The storm that is peaking my interest right now is the one that will begin affecting the United States Friday into Saturday. There is a lead storm ahead of that stronger weekend storm system and this may bring some severe weather to the plains on Wednesday into Thursday:

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It will be a beautiful day today, and we will go in-depth into this forecast on 41 Action News.  Have a  great day and thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog.

Gary

Rain All Around Us

Good morning bloggers,

It has continued to be a struggle to experience wide spread rainfall, and today continues that trend. There has been rain all around Kansas City, but as of 7 AM there are many spots that have not even had one drop. This may be about to change during the next couple of hours, but it is still quite frustrating. The rain has been moving so slowly as a very weak upper level low moves by.

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As you can see above, we are way below average on rainfall for the past three years plus the first few months of 2014.  And, today’s rain is just a band of showers moving by with a few heavier downpours.  The area just west of Kansas City was growing as I was writing this, but it still isn’t very organized.

Have a great start to the week and thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog.

Gary

Easter Sunday Thoughts

Happy Easter Sunday bloggers,

It will be a beautiful day with some increasing clouds. The chance of rain with a few thunderstorms will be increasing tonight into Monday. Hopefully it will come together as we need the rain. It should be great for a Royals sixth win in a row out at the K today.  Here is one rainfall forecast that just came out this morning. This is the NAM total rainfall forecast by Monday evening:

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Have a great day!

Gary

A great, Good Friday!

Good Friday morning bloggers,

Michelle Apon here and I’ve have some wonderfully warm weather to tell you about.  Plus, details on the rain/storm chances for the end of the weekend.

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Gorgeous and Great Good Friday A warm front will lift through the area and to reflect that, daytime high temperatures will reach the upper 60s to near 70°.  Not only will it be warm, it will bright and sun-filled for today.

Royally radiant If you are planning on going to Kauffman stadium for the 7:10 p.m. Royals game, temps will start off in the mid 60s and will slowly fall to the upper 50s by 10 p.m.

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Egg-cellent Easter Weekend:  Most of Easter weekend will be warm.  On Saturday, highs temps will quickly heat to the upper 70s! It will be a perfect day for egg hunts or anything you have planned outdoors.  One thing to keep in mind, it will be windy on Saturday.

Saturday at the “K” will be nice with temps in the 70s.  If you are going to Sporting Park for the Sporting KC game on Saturday evening, the game will start off in the 70s, falling to the upper 60s by the end of the game.

A majority of Easter Sunday will be dry.  Daytime highs will heat to the lower 70s.

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Easter Sunday evening:  Rain and t-storms chances ramp up for NW MO and NE KS.

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Monday morning: The area will be dodging rain and a few storms as this system moves through the area. Rain will come to an end by Monday afternoon.

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Have a blessed Passover and Easter,

Michelle

Rainfall In The Past Five Years

Good morning bloggers,

As we search for some rain today we have had a big problem with getting above average rainfall for years. Our last above average year for precipitation came in 2010, which came after a wet 2009:

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After 2010 it has been a struggle.  Take a look at the last three years:

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If you add in this year’s deficit, then we are 25 inches of rain below average since 2010:

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The overall trend continues to be dry as we are now over 2 inches of rain below average again.  The next good chance of rain is on Easter Sunday. Between now and then it should be pretty nice, especially Friday and Saturday.

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Have a  great day. I am having a very little surgical procedure done today and I will be taking a couple of days off. Have a great Thursday! How about those Royals last night, let’s see if they can get a sweep today.

Gary