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Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall

Good morning bloggers,

At 7 AM eastern time it appears that we have had the outer edge of the hurricane make landfall.  This is a minimal CAT 1 hurricane and it will weaken as it moves inland away from its energy source over the warm Atlantic waters.  Speaking of water, this is one of the biggest threats from the storm, the flooding from 10 to 20 inch rainfall totals with some higher amounts likely from this slow moving system. It is expected to make a turn to the southwest this morning and drift into South Carolina.

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Back in Kansas City, the weather has dries out quite a bit.  The new LRC will be setting up in just three weeks and I am so ready for a new pattern. There is one part of the pattern cycling back through, the old pattern is still alive and well, in the next two weeks. Here is one rainfall forecast beginning this morning and ending at the end of the month:

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September is one of the wettest months on average in KC where typically we have over 4″ of rain.  Four months average over 4″ of rain: May, June, July, and September.  While some spots have had 2 to 3 inches of rain this month, KCI Airport has only had 0.88″ thus far.  Again, I am so ready for this pattern to be over. We may have had one  or two region wide precipitation events since this pattern set up last October.

Have a great day!  It’s Friday night in the big town.  Go to the Weather2020 blog to join in the conversation.

Gary

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