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It Finally Reached 100 Degrees At KCI Airport

Good morning bloggers,

The last time it reached 100° was on September 8, 2013. The long streak ended on Thursday, and it may reach 100 again today.

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Downtown KC soared to 103° and Lawrence, KS got up to 104°.

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Now, we can put this long streak to rest and concentrate on the rain chances.  The drought monitor was updated yesterday by the Climate Prediction Center, and you can see that the drought is strengthening over our local area near KC:

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The red areas show Extreme Drought  What is just incredible is that Omaha, to the northwest of KC, and St. Louis, to the east of KC, are not considered in any drought conditions at all. St. Louis has had nearly 25 inches of rain this year compared to under 10 inches of rain near Lawrence, KS.

Rainfall Forecast From The European Model Ending Monday Evening:

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The set ups for thunderstorms are again atypical, and difficult to explain.  There are fronts, weak upper level disturbances, a stronger storm around mid-week, and thunderstorms will develop.  As you can see above, the rainfall forecast from the European Model, and other models are all over the place, shows around an inch of rain over the next four days, ending Monday.  Confidence is still a bit shaky, so let’s see how it sets up. There may be a few isolated thunderstorms again today.

Kansas City Weather Time-Line:

  • Today:  Mostly sunny this morning with some big cumulus clouds building this afternoon.  There is a 5% chance of a thunderstorm later this afternoon.  High: 100°
  • Saturday:  Partly cloudy with a 40% chance of a thunderstorm. High: 93°

Thank your or spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2020 and the LRC.  Click on the blog over on the Weather2020 site and read the comments from the bloggers. We have been having some great weather discussions as we share in this weather experience. Have a great day. It is FRIDAY!

Gary

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