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Another Miss For KC

Good morning bloggers,

I titled the blog “Another Miss For KC” because it is sprinkling this morning despite a spinning disturbance perfectly located to bring a solid inch of rain to the Kansas City community.   Take a look at the rainfall totals estimated as of 7:15 AM:

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This system did about what I expected it to do.  Last night I went for rain likely south of I-70, and the sprinkles made it up to around I-70, but the significant rain lined up one county away. It was a strobe light of lightning around 4 AM this morning. Was anyone else up watching that electrically active line of thunderstorms? And, you can see that it produced nearly 2″ of rain in spots. Just to the north it is getting very dry in spots.

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The spinning disturbance can be see above.  This is the radar image taken around 7:15 AM.  This is climatologically the wettest week of the year, and this was a wet system last night. It just, once again, did not target the KC metro area.  Farther north, the drought is becoming more of a concern, even though it is just a thin band of drought conditions. It just happens to be near KC and area west and southwest to Amarillo. The drought is seemingly shrinking slowly as these complexes of thunderstorms have continued to peck away at it, but I still have concerns as summer is about to arrive in the next three weeks.

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There is a storm system that will track across the Rocky Mountains and out over the plains Friday night into Saturday, then it will rapidly move off to the east late Saturday. Look at that arcing line of thunderstorms forecast by this model that does form over KC early Saturday morning.  These would also be quite electrically active with some severe weather potential early Saturday morning.

Here are the severe weather risks from the Storm Prediction Center for the next three days:

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Even the severe weather risks bounce all around KC.  Let’s see how this sets up.  Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2020 and the LRC.  Go over to the Weather2020 blog to join in the conversation.

Gary

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