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Podcast: Spring 2019 sharing similarities to 1993

Posted: 2:15 PM, Mar 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-05 14:18:02-04
PHOTOS: A look at back at the flood of '93

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An active weather pattern dating back to last October across the Midwest could lay the groundwork for flooding conditions similar to those experienced in 1993.

In this week’s 41 Files podcast , host Lindsay Shively is joined by 41 Action News meteorologist Jeff Penner to talk about this year’s similarities to 1993.

As part of his research, Penner notes that from October to March 1993, the Kansas City area received roughly 15 inches of rain. In the same time period this year, the area has received more than 20 inches.

Penner notes that while there are similarities, it’s really too early to conclusively say what the rest of this year’s Spring and Summer will bring in terms of flooding.

Later in the podcast, reporter Cat Reid drops by to preview the March 25 groundbreaking of the new single terminal project at KCI.

Reid also discusses how the project has seemed into the debate in this year’s race for Kansas City Mayor.

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