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Did We Just Experience A Wide Spread Rain Event?

Good morning bloggers,

Did we just experience a wide spread rain event? The obvious answer is yes, and look closely to the numbers because there were still spots near the middle of the drought areas that did not have that much:

Rainfall Amounts:

  • KCI Airport:  1.66″
  • South Overland Park, KS:  1.19″
  • Lee’s Summit, MO:  1.06″
  • West Overland Park, KS:  0.78″
  • Chillicothe, MO:  0.37″

With the low numbers coming in at 0.25″ of rain, this is one of the very rare wide spread rainfall or snowfall events we have experienced in this years LRC.  What caused this recent rainfall event? Take a look at this storm spinning around the plains states this morning:

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There is a low pressure area, vertically stacked, which means the upper level low is pretty much directly over the surface low that you can see above.  Colder air has developed and circulated around this system. It was down to 40° in several locations over Colorado, western Nebraska, and Wyoming.  Kansas City will have this cooler air rotating around this storm today and it will be a cooler August day.

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Todays system will be spinning over Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois while it drifts east.  There will be a few more showers today before this system moves into the Great Lakes states and Canada by Tuesday night.  There is another chance of thunderstorms showing up for late Thursday into Friday.  Here are some pictures from yesterday and this morning.

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I snapped this picture above as the final heavy downpour was moving by around 7 PM, and I wondered if there would be a brilliant rainbow, and there was, right out over the Nicklaus Golf Club:

 

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And, we had enough rain to see my first mushroom of the year.  Take a look at Sunny showing it off!

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Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog featuring the LRC!

Gary

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