Another Hit Or Miss

Good morning bloggers,

Here we are on the last day of spring, and a storm system is moving our way.  It has happened again, although a few of us did receive a really nice thunderstorm yesterday afternoon.  As you can see below, there were many spots that did not even receive one drop of rain:


This map above shows the estimated rainfall totals fro the Kansas City region.  And, the thunderstorms that were raging this way last night completely fizzled.  Amazingly, there isn’t even anything left on radar from last nights huge area of thunderstorms, at least approaching our area.  A few spots, even near KC had over an inch of rain.  Today, it appears that Kansas City is going to get missed.  I am not 100% certain as something may form along a wind shift line that is going to move through, but it would be brief, and most likely form to our east as you can see below:


This forecast map shows a thin line of thunderstorms getting its act together southeast of KC, while the stronger surface low with heavy thunderstorms all around it located over northern Iowa.  That northern Iowa system will drop south, or part of it will anyway leaving KC with one chance of rain on Thursday from the main system. This main system, by 11 PM tonight as seen below, is getting a bit better organized.  We are cycling through the part of the pattern that in October did produce 3″ of rain near Kansas City, and it is producing again. It missed a few areas in October, and it is missing a few areas again in June.


Kansas City Weather Timeline:

  • Today:  Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon. High: 85°
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Low:  68°
  • Thursday: Summer begins at 5:09 AM.  Expect increasing clouds, cooler, with a 70% chance of a few showers or thunderstorms.  High:  78°
  • Friday: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain showers or thunderstorms. High:  79°

Here we go again. Take a look at the rainfall forecast for the next 15 days from last nights GFS model run.  How many times have we seen this, and some areas are actually getting production?  But, many others are very dry.


Summer begins tomorrow morning at 5:09 AM.  Let’s see how this all sets up.  Have a  great day and thank you for reading the Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2020 and the LRC. Click here to join in the conversation:  Weather2020 blog


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