Weather Blog: Thunderstorms to clear before total lunar eclipse

Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Posted at 7:25 AM, May 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-15 12:07:14-04

Good Sunday bloggers,

Weather Track Radar at 10 AM shows the last line of rain and thunderstorms approaching. The back edge, is timed to move through KC around noon. So, it should be good for the race at the Speedway and it still looks good for Lunar Eclipse viewing.




We have a lot going on today. We are tracking thunderstorms, some severe and a total lunar eclipse.

Fortunately, the thunderstorms will be long gone by the time the lunar eclipse begins.

Let's go through this.

This is Weather Track radar at 7:20 a.m. A line of thunderstorms was heading right into KC. 50-60 mph winds and quarter-size hail are possible with this line as it moves through between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.


Here was the line approaching the Legends and Kansas Speedway at 745 AM.


After this line there will be periods of rain and thunderstorms, with a much lower chance of any severe weather. The rain should end 2-5 PM, paving the way for a good view of the lunar eclipse.


Since we will be able to see the eclipse here are the details. The moon will be totally covered with it's orange, red hue from 10:28 PM to 11:53 PM.


Have a great rest of your weekend and week ahead.
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