Another Much Needed Rain

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Seems like this month has been marked by some pretty timely rains in this part of the country. We’ve haven’t had many days of rain, but the rains that we do get have been significant for the region. The rain that’s winding down now was also another good rain with totals ranging from 3/4″ to 1.25″ give or take. Areas southeast of KC haven’t quite fared as well with this batch, especially down towards the Clinton and Sedalia area. Overall though, the rain was a good “soaking in” time of rainfall. Not too heavy and just heavy enough to soak the ground nicely. KCI has had .80″ through 10AM. For a monthly total now up to 4.89″. This is the wettest November since 1992 (20 years) and I believe the 6th wettest November in our going back to the late 1880s!

Actual rain gauges are shown below…we’ll start in the northland and work our way southwards…

Doppler radar rainfall estimates are a bit more colorful an d cover more of the region…

Now the focus will shift from the rain, which will mainly affect the MON side for the rest of the AM and afternoon, to the colder air and winds that are moving into the area. Here is the 10AM surface map showing the colder air seeping into the area as the winds pick up.

Here is a map showing the airmasses @ 5000′ for the next 48 hours. Notice the bluer shades moving through the region through tomorrow AM…before the colder airmass moves away and we temporarily go into slightly warmer air aloft tomorrow night into Monday before another chilly airmass moves in Tuesday.

It is interesting to see how this trof that’s moving through the region today is going to change. You can see, even on the map above how the southern part of the trof will be splitting apart and organizing into it’s own rather strong upper level low. This will meander around the SE part of the country and potentially create some flakes of snow in parts of the SE especially AL, TN and potentially MS.

We should warm up again as we head towards Wednesday, before we turn colder again on Thursday. The front that’s due in on Thursday is potentially a bit stronger than the fronts we’ve seen in a while.

That’s about it for the blog. I’ll try to update things off and on over the next few days.

Joe

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