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Sunday night storms

Midnight Update
The rain is still falling in parts of the Metro, but the severe threat is over. Everything continues to drift to the South/Southeast. The main t-storms have pushed out of the area and the light to moderate rain remains. Those in KC North and points North, are pretty much done for the night. However, those South of I-70 (and those in the Marshall vicinity) will continue to see precip for a little while tonight.
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I have not seen any new rainfall reports but the radar suggests a pretty good swath of .75″ or higher. The reports and official observations will filter in by morning so be sure to watch Kalee and 41 Action News Today for the latest.

Recall earlier this week we started talking about a system that could bring heavy, soaking rain to the area Sunday night and Monday. It appear this is that system and it arrived just a tad early. So we’re getting the rain tonight instead of tomorrow. As long as the ground gets a good drink, it doesn’t really matter when it falls!

Have a great night and I will see you again starting at 4p Monday.

9p Update
Rain & storms materialized and moved right through the city. As expected, it has produced heavy rain and some strong winds. Here’s a quick update of the radar.
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This line will continue to slowly work its way South and dump some heavy rain. I’ve taken reports of 1-2″ of rain from the Atchison, and the radar estimate amounts near 3.50″ in the Hiawatha area. The radar also suggests 2.30″ just to the SW of St. Joseph.
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I’m also watching the activity in Western Kansas. There is a chance this tries to get to our area overnight, but I have a feeling it will wind up diving to the South and impact areas such as Tulsa for Monday morning.
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At this rate, when it comes to Monday, it appears more and more like we’ll just see a cloudy sky with a few hit & miss storms possible in the afternoon (but not widespread). I’m looking over the new info now and will have the latest forecast tonight at 10p on 41 Action News.
If you have any photos from the rain/storms tonight, feel free to share them on our webpage or Facebook page!
-JD

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7 comments to Sunday night storms

  • j-ox

    1″ on the button in NW Lawrence.

  • Drought Miser

    It’s still raining here in KCK but if we get an inch I’ll be excited!!!

  • Hockeynut69

    Glad the rest of you got rain but this storm was a non event just west of Liberty. If we got fifteen sprinkles, it was after 10 o’clock. Very disappointing. ND- don’t let the radar estimates fool you, there were pockets of little to no rain.

  • Hockeynut69

    There were puddles all along 435 and I-49 on my way into work. I looked at a website that shows rain gauge totals and my area did manage .04″ overnight. That really makes a dent into the drought total. Temps are rising again this week which means water the foundation time. On a positive not at least my kids ball games tonight will not be washed out.

    • Dobber

      The drought atoll, surrounds your house. 3/4″ at my joint

    • Chuck

      Hockeynut, while I don’t want any damage to your foundation, and I know we did have a lot of damage around the area a couple years ago from that horrible summer, come on, seriously? Water your foundation? I know rainfall is not uniform, but there is absolutley no reason to water your foundation yet, even where you live. Your area has had plenty of rainfall recently where it would be a complete waste of time and money to water your foundation. Of course, if we turn nasty hot and receive hardly any rain from this point, at some point, probably July sometime, that might be a good idea. However, I don’t think we are going to be having a problem with sufficient rainfall this summer, or with nasty prolonged heat waves, according to what I read and hear. Temperatures in the high 80’s to even low 90’s (which we aren’t even there yet) does not warrant watering your foundation. I think if Gary made a statement like that he’d be chastisted for over-hyping the water situation. Yes, we have had a lot a rain recently, and yes we need more for sure.

  • Hockeynut69

    Chuck- I have received less than .25″ over the past week. We are still below average for the year. Yes the past two months have helped but this past week we have hit the 90’s a few times. Keep in mind temperatures are measured in the shade. When your ground at the surface level gets full sunlight, it is hotter than reported temperatures. Some of those rains as well came with heavy down pours where they ran off rather than soaked into the ground. So I don’t think it is out of line to make the comment I may need to water around the foundation with upper 80’s and 90’s (in the shade), in the upcoming forecast.