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Water Rescues In Kansas City This Morning

Good morning bloggers,

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20 kids and the driver were rescued by firefighters this morning as waters rise. This school bus was caught in the rising water and I got this picture from KSHB.com.  What a pattern change bloggers! Pretty amazing, and we are far from done.  How much rain have you all received. The LLRI worked for the first time in years. I finally missed a weather event. LLTI stands for Lezak’s Leaving Town Index.  It looks like some rainfall totals will approach or exceed 10 inches of rain by Tuesday night.  Areas around two counties southeast of KC have not had as much, and this may be the targeted area Tuesday night.  A wide spread rain event from KC all the way to western Kansas. Here is the radar as of 7:30 AM this morning:

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This map above shows the rainfall pattern, something, we in the KC area, have not witnessed in many years.  A storm developing over western states is getting kicked out by a second storm digging southeast over Idaho by tomorrow. Both systems combined show the negatively tilted trough aloft and the developing hurricane on these next two maps.

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A strong upper level storm, shown above, is continuing to move towards KC. It will become negatively tilted as shown below as the strong upper level low gets kicked out into the plains Tuesday night. Hurricane Michael will be strengthening at the same time and targeting the Florida Panhandle.  This active pattern isn’t going to calm down until after this next weekend, even though we will get a little break after Tuesday night. There is another system that may be combining with what is left of Hurricane Sergio.

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While all of this is going on in the heartland of the United States, take a look at the tropics.  It has activated again.

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We have Tropical Storm Michael, that will become a strengthening hurricane and treating the northeast Gulf of Mexico.  We have Sergio, that will be sending moisture our way. And, we have Leslie that has been alive for a very long time, named for 16 days now.

Kansas City Weather Timeline:

  • Today:  We will move into the warm sector and be in the low 80s this afternoon. The rain should cut off for a while.
  • Tonight-Tuesday: The next rounds of rain and thunderstorms will move in with a 100% chance of rain. High:  77°
  • Tuesday night:  Thunderstorms with very heavy rain.  Total rainfall by Wednesday morning to approach 1 foot, the total since this pattern began.
  • Wednesday:  Drying out and much cooler.  High:  59°

I am out of town, in Vegas.  I will read through your comments later. Thank you for sharing in this weather experience featuring Weather2020 and the LRC. What a beginning to this years pattern.  Have a great day.  Here is the link to share in this weather experience:  WEather2020 Blog

Gary

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