Good morning bloggers,
- Sunny and hot with a south to southwest breeze at 10-20 mph. High: 96°
Take a look a this beautiful picture of Breezy, Stormy, and a rainbow. The sky was stormy looking, but not much rain fell as it moved into the city Saturday morning.
Maybe we should use reverse psychology and forecast no chance of rain at all. This is getting even more ridiculous and difficult to explain how our area almost always ends up with sprinkles or light rain showers while all around us heavy thunderstorms form. A band of thunderstorms formed early Saturday morning just west of Kansas City and as they inched eastward only sprinkles or light rain showers made it to the state line. And, then Sunday morning very heavy rain tracked across southern Kansas with only a few sprinkle showers making it to KC. By sunset Sunday night the sky had some beautiful clouds but with no bite:
Did you know that it has rained 10 of the first 21 days of the month at KCI Airport? 0.20″ has fallen, so this is an average of 0.02″ per rain event. At this time of the year it is very difficult to have that little amount of rain with all of these rain chances. We just continue to be in the wrong spot every single time. And again this morning the thunderstorms formed southeast of Kansas City and moved away.
Our next chance of rain is tonight, but is it worth talking about? The Storm Prediction Center has placed our area in a slight risk with wind and hail the main severe weather risk types. Remember for it to be called a severe thunderstorm the wind has be reach 50 knots, or 58 mph, and hail has to reach one inch in diameter or around the size of a quarter or larger. We will be monitoring the set-up closely and keeping you updated all day on 41 Action News, KSHB.com, Facebook, and Twitter. The best chance of thunderstorms appears that it will arrive after sunset. Will it miss us again, or could tonight be the night we get a good soaking. We need it really bad as it is getting very dry.
Have a great day. If anything begins developing we will update the blog later on this evening. Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog.