Good morning bloggers,
I was up and down all night looking in amazement at the radar echoes. There was never an organized area of rain in our viewing area. Not any organization at all, just scattered very light rain showers. As of 7 AM KCI Airport has had a grand total of ONE HUNDREDTH of an inch, as in 0.01″. Ouch! This storm has been producing tremendous amounts of rain over the deep south, but even though it is tracking right over our viewing area this evening it is leaving us with the lowest rainfall totals possible. I did not think it would rain under a tenth of an inch. Here is the satellite picture (water vapor enhanced) from 7 AM this morning:
I am just getting started….
A storm may affect us Saturday night and I will go over the details of what the NAM model shows here in a few minutes….
Here is this mornings NAM model. This first map shows the forecast upper level flow valid Friday evening. Take a look at what has happened to that big storm that left us frustrated today:
As you can see, the series of waves that will carve out the storm are on the back side of the big upper level Rocky Mountains low. It is very suspect and this new NAM model sheared out the wave as it moved our way, and as a result did not even come close to producing any snow anywhere near us. Of course we will keep watching and monitoring this situation, but it is a needle in the haystack type of storm, and there may not even be a needle in there. So, take a deep breath and we will go over the details on 41 Action News tonight.
Have a great day. It was a frustrating night and morning watching and tracking the lack of rain from this storm. I may have to go back to, “when in a drought, leave it out”. Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog. If this storm for Saturday night starts trending to becoming more likely I will try to update the blog again this evening, so check back in.