An Evening Thunderstorm

Good Friday Night In The Big Town bloggers,

Cloud cover and small showers and thunderstorms kept temperatures below 95 again, so we will likely not have a heat wave, unless it happens in the next few days. The small showers and thunderstorms become one huge one around 6 PM:

Skyview 2

This cell formed south of Paola, KS and then tracked across the Missouri border to just southeast of Kansas City.



You can see the outflow boundary pushing away. Look at that thin green line, and this is an indication that this cell is about to completely fall apart.  Temperatures will warm up over the weekend. I will be blogging about the weather pattern on Weather2020 over the weekend. It is fascinating as we will showcase the tropical system developing exactly 57 days after Arthur.  Wow!  Have a great weekend. I wish that thunderstorm was over my house.  Maybe around Wednesday.  And, there is a slim chance early Saturday morning.


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23 comments to An Evening Thunderstorm

  • sedsinkc

    It somehow got to 94 at KCI today between hours. The highest hourly obs at KCI was 92. Surprised by that, as it only reached 94 downtown today with 4 hourly obs of 93. Also, KCI has consistently been 2 to 3 degrees cooler than downtown.

    • It almost always is 2 to 3 degrees cooler. Tomorrow, we likely lose the clouds, so we will have at least two days in a row near or above 95. Let’s see what happens. If there are morning thunderstorms, the winds aloft are almost zero, so the high clouds could again be a factor, but I doubt it, so we are going with 97 at KCI, which would be the hottest temperature of the summer.

  • Bill Z.

    Seds, thank you for your continued knowledgeable input to the blog and for NOT charging $10!

  • Hockeynut69

    I’m going to change my last name to Blutarsky. As Dean Vernon Wormer told Mr. Blutarsky in Animal House, “0.0”. That’s how much rain I received from yesterday’s storms and has been the case a lot lately. Less than a half inch in the past two weeks. Oh well pool water has felt nice.

  • Drought Miser

    Drought Miser reporting live from Merriam Ks,
    I can report a slight MicroBurst as last night’s storm collapsed it did cool us back a few degrees out at Throttle fest for an hour or two then Temps rebounded back into a sultry mess of crazy Bug’s only love Dew points near 80 and temps the same i could see fog trying to form

  • sedsinkc

    What a difference 24 hours makes. Skies all around KC, and for hundreds of miles to the west and south are utterly cloud-free this morning. It IS gonna be a scorcher today, folks.

  • sedsinkc

    Today and possibly tomorrow will be the most difficult tests this summer for my prediction of no 100 degree days at KCI this summer.

  • sedsinkc

    Icelandic met office posting that they now believe a small eruption has begun under the glacier where the Bardarbunga volcano lies.

    • Dobber

      Effects could be substantial for Europe. Aviation alerts have been elevated to red.

      • sedsinkc

        Estimates are that the glacial ice where the eruption is occurring is 150 to 400 meters thick.

      • sedsinkc

        One of the dramatic effects of Icelandic sub-glacial volcanic eruptions are the massive floods that are unleashed downstream from the glacier as magma melts the ice. These floods are known as jökulhlaups.

  • sedsinkc

    Tropical disturbance near Hispaniola (Invest 96-L) continues to slowly develop and has excellent chance of becoming a depression in the next day or so. The models are all over the place on the future track of what could become Cristobal. The key is the position and future strength of the mid to upper level trough or weakness between the Gulf Coast anticyclone and another anticyclone over the central and eastern Atlantic. Models indicate this trough will weaken and the eastern anticyclone will build to the west, which could push this system toward the US. Some of the models that an online met called “more reliable” for storm track forecasts are pushing the track of this system directly towards Florida in the next 4 to 5 days. Many other forecast model tracks still keep the system well offshore and no threat to the US. Interests along the East Coast should carefully monitor the progress of this system in the coming days.

  • Dwight

    No scorcher in Pleasant HIll, MO as of yet. Only 94.
    And guessing that will be the high for today as we are on the downhill side of 4pm.
    Seems local forecasts finding it difficult to peg the daily high.

    • sedsinkc

      Wow, you are one of the cool spots. 97 at KCI, 98 downtown as of 4 p.m. Lawrence was 103 last hour.

  • stl78

    Quite the opposite here in stanley north Dakota where its raining and in the 50`s. Fall in August

  • Farmgirl

    Peaked at 100 degrees in La Cygne. NWS site must be fried as it will not load forecasts for La Cygne or Louisburg, KS.

    • sedsinkc

      I think you’re right. I noticed NWS website is having problems updating temperatures on certain pages.

  • weathergeek

    It’s freaking hot! It’s about time summer showed up.

    The LRC said the TD will be come a hurricane. Trust in the LRC.