Good Sunday morning bloggers,
Well, this is a good day for our area weatherwise! An area of rain and thunderstorms has come out of Nebraska and Iowa and it actually is holding together as it moves across eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Boy, do we need the rain!
ESP from 6:30 AM Today
Shortly after the above radar image was taken we caught an incredible shot of a shelf cloud that rolled across the city (taken from our Ericsson Skyview overlooking the Sprint campus). This is caused by the rain cooled air pushing into warm and humid air, creating a mini cold front. This is why the cloud is sloped back. These clouds are usually associated with strong winds followed by torrential rain. In this case, winds were 30-50 mph then 30 minutes of very heavy rain. There were about 15, 000 power outages due to the wind and lightning.
Many locations have seen a beneficial .25″ to 1″. Then, a cold front (we do not expect rain with the front) will move through later this afternoon, sweeping out the heat and humidty, paving the way for a great Labor day!
Look at the forecast lows and highs for Labor day.
LOWS LABOR DAY:
HIGHS LABOR DAY
So, finally, rain and a cold front! It is about time.
Have a great rest of your holiday weekend.