Water Shortage Concerns Grow

Good morning bloggers,

Cameron, MO has suggested to their residents to begin rationing water; from their facebook page in Cameron, “Conditions have not improved and the lack of considerable precipitation has dropped our raw water level to below 50%. A declaration of water shortage Alert was enacted when our raw water supply fell below this level.  During the Alert stage, the city shall continue to encourage voluntary water conservation measures defined under the advisory declaration, and shall further impose a ban on water hauling for non-domestic use, and ban all non-essential (Class 3) water uses”.  It should have rained this morning. I was expecting heavy thunderstorms, and finally at 10 PM last night I dropped the chance of rain from 60% to 20%, but should have dropped it to 0%.  It did come close as Sunny shows us this morning. Here is Sunny The Weather Dog posing with high based cumulus, or altocumulus clouds that fell short of developing into thunderstorms as of 7 AM:


Kanssa City International Airport has one of the higher rainfall totals for the year in our region.  11.07″ of rain has fallen, but this is 4 inches below the average of 15.07″.  So, when is the next chance of significant rainfall, and I mean when is the next chance of anything more than an Isolated thunderstorm?   Perhaps, it will come in one of the next few mornings, but the next good chance has now been pushed to around Monday night.  Something may sneak in here on Sunday morning, but it appears that chance will be well off to the east.

Heat Builds In This Weekend:

Temperatures will be rising. Since the rain didn’t arrive as we were expecting, the conditions are becoming more favorable for a jump into the middle 90s by Sunday and Monday.  A cold front will move through by Monday night, cooling things off, and this front will bring our next chance of significant thunderstorms.  We will look into that chance early next week.

The Dog-n-Jog is this Sunday morning, so that better not be the morning we get thunderstorms.  We will be out there with 1000s of dogs as we raise money for the Humane Society of  Greater KC.  Here is a picture of Sunny, Sox, Kevin Holmes, and myself.  You can register your dog by going to HSGKC.org.


Have a great Friday.  Thank you for spending a few minutes  of your day reading the Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2020 and the LRC.


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