Much Needed Moisture

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I didn’t notice a lot of puddles out there today, obviously the ground was parched and all that moisture/rainfall soaked in very nicely. It was welcome and needed for sure and the amounts were very impressive. Most locations from the metro southwards saw at least 1″ of rainfall with some closer to 1.5-1.75″ or so. Again all very welcome and now we’re enjoying a typical fall afternoon with readings approaching 50° and a stout north wind.

As far as how much rain fell take a look. Here are some of the more noteworthy totals. The only area of the region that didn’t fair as well was to the north of the metro. St Joe only had about .3″.

        KANSAS CITY INTL 1.10
STJ  :  ST JOSEPH  0.25
MKC  :  KANSAS CITY DWTN  0.98
OJC  :  JOHNSON CO EXEC  1.35
IXD  :  OLATHE NEW CENT  M
CDJ  :  CHILLICOTHE  1.65
IRK  :  KIRKSVILLE  1.32
DMO  :  SEDALIA   1.62
LXT  :  LEE`S SUMMIT   1.19

Those are just a handful of some of the rain totals. Again use the link above for more comprehensive information.

Not surprisingly there were some snowflakes out there. I had a few minutes of sleet and Karli said the same thing. there were Trace amounts of snow on the MO side and farther SE towards Holden the snow dusted the ground.

Sharon M O’ Dell posted this image on our Facebook fan page this AM. Looks like a combination of sleet and snow down there. When looking at the radar at about that time frame, you can see the radar returns brightening up a bit in Johnson County, MO.

The storm now is moving towards the east of here, and drier air has moved in behind it, at least from the metro westwards. The storm is now spinning closer to the St Louis area.

As this storm departs some nice weather is on tap for FRI-SAT with highs surging back into the 60s and perhaps a bit higher on Saturday since the winds on Saturday will be blowing at 20-40 MPH! Our next weak cold front is due on Sunday AM…(Don’t forget the clock change)!

This southern part of the front will stall across the Ozarks and moisture from the Gulf will start to pile up down there, this moisture should then come back at us as we head towards Monday and Tuesday, bring another decent chance for a significant rain in the region. Another strong storm will be moving through the west this weekend and heading towards the Plains states early next week. So the potential of a bit more t/storm activity is going the grow as well. So more rain is on the way!

Joe

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