Good morning bloggers,
Finally! The corn, soybeans, lawns, gardens, weather enthusiasts, had a beneficial and necessary rain. Watching radar last night was somewhat fun for a change, but if you were up just past midnight there was an “it isn’t happening again” moment when the leading edge fell apart in Johnson county. The post frontal bands of rain intensified at that moment and we had some very good rainfall totals as you can see below:
- Topeka (North), KS: 2.10″
- Bonner Springs, KS: 1.62″
- St. Joseph, MO: 1.54″
- Leavenworth, KS: 1.49″
- South Overland Park, KS: 1.34″
- South Overland Park, KS (Near 143rd & Quivira): 1.20″
- Kansas City North, MO: 1.15″
- Grain Valley, MO: 1.13″
- Raytown, MO: 1.12″
- Gardner, KS: 1.12″
- Creighton, Garden City, MO: 1.10″
- Olathe, KS: 1.08″
- Overland Park, KS (151st & Antioch): 1.05″
- La Cygne, KS: 1.04″
- Liberty, MO: 1.04″
- 4 miles west of Liberty, MO: 0.95″
- KCI Airport, MO: 0.92″
- Ottawa, KS: 0.60″
We have almost no pressure gradient today and the winds have gone calm to a light north breeze. It may be a while before the clouds clear and we need it to get up to within 3 degrees of 87° to continue our streak at 21 days in a row. The sun will gradually come out later this morning into early this afternoon. A huge warming trend is likely Saturday into early Monday before a back door front move through and cools us off a bit around Monday night and Tuesday. We will go over the details on 41 Action News today and tonight as the new data rolls in.
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Have a great Thursday. Thanks for stopping by the Action Weather Blog.
Previous entry below from midnight:
We are finally getting some wide spread rain with embedded thunderstorms at midnight. It’s the first full day of summer and we need the rain badly. Let us know what you experience and in the morning let us know what your rainfall total. Here is a radar image taken at midnight. You can see the two lines of showers and thunderstorms. We should get some nice rainfall amounts. An inch or more is possible for a few of us.
Have a great night. We finally aren’t watching the thunderstorms just fall apart like the past few events. I will write up a new blog around 8 AM.