Good morning bloggers,
September can be a wet month. It is one of the months that is very difficult to stay dry, but as you can see on the list, most recent years have been well below average on rainfall in September. The exceptions were in 2010 and 2008:
September Rainfall by year (Last 10 years)
- 2013: 0.81″ (September 1st, an inch fell downtown, but only 0.26″ fell in Overland Park)
- 2012: 2.89″
- 2011: 1.14″
- 2010: 7.58″
- 2009: 2.02″
- 2008: 9.82″
- 2007: 2.47″
- 2006: 2.22″
- 2005: 3.61″
- 2004: 3.48″
- 2003: 2.61″
- September average rainfall: 4.62″
- Average last 10 years: 3,78″
So, as you can see by looking at the above numbers we do have an occasional very wet September, but most of them are below the 30 year and 10 year averages.
A weak cold front will be approaching us Wednesday evening. Usually a weak front is all you need at this time of the year to help organize thunderstorms, but the chance of rain with this system appears it will be quite low. We are in the final cycle of this year’s LRC and a new pattern is about ready to set up. I think we are all ready for something new, that just has to be something better for us weather enthusiasts.
Tropical Storm Gabrielle has redeveloped off the east coast. We are in the final Super-storm-Sandy part of the weather pattern, and this storm is near where Sandy was back in October but this time there is no blocking high to force this system into the New Jersey shore. Gabrielle will likely remain just a tropical storm. Tropical Storm Humberto is another story. Humberto is likely going to become a hurricane by tonight or tomorrow. If it would wait until Thursday, then a record for the latest first hurricane in recorded history would have been made. But, it looks like it will end up either being a tie, or missing by one day of being the latest first hurricane of the season.
New data will be rolling in and we will update our forecast on 41 Action News. It should reach 95 degrees today making it the fourth day of this late summer heat wave.
Have a great day and let us know if you have any questions.