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Weather Blog: Wind Advisory, Elevated Fire Danger, In Search of Rain

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Posted at 10:01 AM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 11:02:00-04

Good Saturday bloggers,

We have had one day of rain since September 12th. That is a span of 35 days. The one day of rain occurred September 27th with amounts just .25" to .75".

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So, the ground is dry, and today the air is dry (humidity: 20-40%) and the winds will gust to 40-50 mph. This is why we are not only in a Wind Advisory but a Fire Weather Watch (Red Flag Warning). This means fires can start easier and spread faster. Perhaps this is not the best day to grill. If you do, use caution.

Here is the 30 day percent average rainfall across the region Dodge City is at 0% and Wichita is at 1%.

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When you look at the 30 day percent average rainfall nationally, it is really incredible. Look how dry most of the USA has been. The southwest 1/3 of the USA has seen 0% to 10% average rainfall and it has not rained in LA since May 18th. It is no wonder the fires are still going on. The only areas to see rain are the Pacific Northwest and the southeast USA. The rain in the southeast is due to all of the tropical activity.

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The best way to solve these weather issues is to get some rain. We go in search of rain in the video below. There are 2-3 chances the next 7 days.

Have a great weekend and stay healthy.