Houston…We Have a Problem

Good Monday bloggers,

We have seen one round of rain after another miss eastern Kansas and northern Missouri. Look at these radar estimated rainfall totals since July 25th.

Rainfall amounts have ranged from 2″ to 7″ from western Nebraska to Oklahoma. The drought has been obliterated from these locations.


Here are the rainfall totals closer to KC, south of I-70. There is a small strip from Garnett, KS to Nevada, MO that has seen 1″-4″ of rain. Otherwise, most amounts have been under 0.50″.


When we look north of I-70, there is a strip of .50″ to 2″ rainfall amounts from southeast Nebraska to central Missouri. Locations around Moberly, MO received 2″-3″ of rain. Otherwise, amounts were mostly .20″ to .70″.


In the Kansas City area, rainfall amounts were a colossal disappointment. Rainfall was mostly in the range of 0.10″ to .50″. There were some locations that saw .50-1″ from Leavenworth to Gladstone.  There were even a few blocks in these locations that received around 2″ of rain. Remember, these are radar estimated rainfall totals, so you rain gauge may read different.


This is the rainfall forecast for the next 7 days. After the few downpours this evening, it is looking dry over the driest areas in the region.  The rain to our west mostly occurs today and tonight. These areas to the west, will be drying out, but they can handle it after all of the rain that has fallen. So, we have a problem as the drought will be worsening the next 10 days.  It is an odd drought as it mainly over eastern Kansas and northern Missouri.


If it is not going to rain, it might as well be comfortable. Lows Tuesday morning will be in the 50s! However, enjoy it, as the 90s return this weekend.


Wednesday will see a cold front north of I-80, producing thunderstorms. Thursday this front will limp into northern Missouri before falling apart. This is the only rain chance through the weekend.


Have a great rest of your week.

Jeff Penner

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