Good morning bloggers,
Happy Labor Day! I am back at work today and I would like to thank everyone for the positive thoughts about my mom. She is still recovering in Santa Monica and had a positive step yesterday, but she hasn’t had any real food in 21 days, so she has a long road ahead of her, but at least she has trended in the right direction.
We were greeted yesterday morning with a somewhat organized area of thunderstorms that finally targeted our area. The thunderstorms were each oriented from northwest to southeast and if you got in the path of one of them directly you could have had over an inch of rain. Downtown KC was in the path of one and had an inch of rain. Here is a map that the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill posted:
Unfortunately, my house only had 0.26″ in Overland Park. But, I got this great picture of the storm approaching yesterday morning:
Breezy and Stormy love to pose for the weather pictures. As the gust front moved through (the gust front could be seen well in the shelf cloud in the picture) the winds picked up to over 50 mph and there were a few power outages. A weak cold front came through Sunday afternoon and now we will have some great weather for the Labor Day holiday. Hopefully pools will be left open through next weekend as another warming trend is in the forecast later this week.
The main jet stream is far to the north, as it should be in early September. September is one of our wettest months of the year on average, but it appears we will be continuing this drier weather pattern for another week or two. Have a great day and I will be back on the air this afternoon at 4 PM. Thank you for spending a few minutes reading the Action Weather Blog each day and let us know if you have any questions or comments.