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- Platte/Clay county line just southeast of Tiffany Springs, MO: 1.00″
- Kansas City North, MO: 1.00″
- Between Parkville an Weatherby Lake, MO: 0.96″
- I-29 & 64th street, MO: 0.75″
- Independence, MO: 0.74″
- Topeka, KS: 0.70″ (total for the month is now 3.00″)
- South Overland Park, KS: 0.67″
- Grain Valley (southwest), MO: 0.48″
- McLouth, KS: 0.43″
- KCI Airport: 0.32″ (total for the month is now 0.44″)
- West Lenexa, KS: 0.22″
- Garden City/Creighton, MO: 0.20″
- Northwest Lawrence, KS: 0.05″
- Just north of La Cygne, KS: Trace
We finally had some nice thunderstorms Wednesday night. Let us know how much rain you had from this first significant rain of the month. One last band of showers and thunderstorm developed around 4 AM and this will add to a few totals. Unfortunately this rain event and very weak cold front may only be a dent in this major heat wave. Yesterday was the hottest day of 2012 so far, but hotter days may still be ahead of us. Here are the high temperatures from Wednesday:
It was 105° at KCI Airport on June 28th and July 7th. Yesterday’s 106° tied the same high reached on July 18th, as you can see below on the two major heat waves of 2012:
Heat Wave #1 June-July 2012
- Day 1, June 27: 102°
- Day 2, June 28: 105°
- Day 3, June 29: 102°
- Day 4, June 30: 101°
- Day 5, July 1: 99°
- Day 6, July 2: 97°
- Day 7, Today: 100°
- Day 8, July 4: 102°
- Day 9, July 5: 102°
- Day 10, July 6: 104°
- Day 11, July 7: Near 105°
- On July 8th, the high dropped to 87° with clouds over KCI Airport, it was still in the lower 90s in most locations, but still a break for a few days.
Heat Wave #2 July 14-?
- Day 1, July 14: 97°
- Day 2, July 15: 98°
- Day 3, July 16: 97°
- Day 4, July 17: 100°
- Day 5, July 18: 106°
- Day 6, July 19: 103°
- Day 7, July 20: 96°
- Day 8, July 21: 98°
- Day 9, July 22: 103°
- Day 10, Monday: 105°
- Day 11, Tuesday: 103°
- Day 12, Wednesday: 106°
- Day 13, Thursday: It will likely be above 95° again today…
A new front, or perhaps just the real true weak cold front will be organizing north of us today. There will be a slight chance of thunderstorms as this moves through this evening. Ahead of this weak front temperatures will likely zoom back up to near 100 degrees this afternoon if the sky clears, and I think it will clear later this morning. This would mean today will be day 13 of this current major heat wave. So, for today, if the sky clears, and that is the real front way up to our north, it will have to heat up rapidly this afternoon. A weak disturbance is obvious on radar this morning as it spins by just north of Kansas City. We will have subsiding air in the wake of this disturbance causing the clouds to clear.
- Today: Will the sky clear in time for a big jump in temperatures? The clearing line is moving our way and temperatures will likely jump into the 90s, but how high?
- This Weekend: A warm front is forecast to lift northeast of Kansas City by Sunday morning. Will there be any thunderstorms in the viewing area. And, how high will the temperatures get Sunday. The latest NAM model has OVER ONE HUNDRED TEN degrees here. It has been aggressive on the highs, but still how high could it go Sunday?
Thank you for spending a few minutes reading the Action Weather Blog, and thank you for the rainfall totals. We will show some of them on 41 Action News tonight.