Weather Blog: The Sprinkler Might Come in Handy

Posted at 12:54 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 13:54:14-04

Good Wednesday bloggers,

We had quite an interesting weather day on Tuesday as the remnants of a tropical storm was followed by a strong storm and severe weather. The remnants of Cristobal were over Hudson Bay midday Wednesday and the strong storm system was headed to the Great Lakes. The weather pattern is about to calm down and we will talk about that below.

Here are the severe weather reports from Tuesday and Tuesday night. Our area missed quite a bit of severe weather by 1/2 of a state.

There was one tornado near I-29 between Mound City and Oregon, MO. This was the closest severe weather report to KC.

The severe weather today is centered around Detroit as the main storm heads in that direction. A moderate risk of severe weather was located in the Great Lakes. This is a level 4 of 5 risk.

So it is a good thing we missed the severe weather, but there were many areas around KC that missed the rain. The main rain from Cristobal stayed 100 miles east of the KS-MO state line and the main storm later in the day and at night tracked about 50 miles northwest of KC. This is leaving many yards and farms in need of water.

Here are two images of the accumulated rainfall since Tuesday morning. You can see that east-central Kansas and far western Missouri saw a few drops and that was about it.

It takes about 1" to 2" of rain per week this time of year to keep the yard green. If you missed the rain the last 24-36 hours it has been about 5 days since the last rain.

Here is the rainfall forecast for the next 5-7 days. It is a quiet weather pattern and the nearest meaningful rain to our area occurs north of I-90. So, some areas will have gone almost two weeks without rain. The sprinkler may become useful. It does look like a more active pattern will set up after the 19th.

Thursday and Friday will see abundant sunshine and lower humidity with highs in the 80s. Lows tonight will be in the 50s and lows Friday will be in the 60s. There will be less wind, but Thursday will see a southwest breeze at 10-25 mph.

The weekend into early next week will see the humidity return with highs in the 80s over the weekend and possibly low 90s next week. Lows will warm from the 60s to 70s. A breeze may help out next week.

So, at least we will have some nice outdoor weather for awhile.

Have a great rest of your week and weekend. Stay healthy.