A Summer Reversal

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Well the drought rages on as I talked about yesterday. The latest EURO model gives us less than 1/4″ of rainfall through the next 10 days. More on the drought situation on my blog from yesterday.

We set a record low this AM as temperatures dropped to 53°. The previous record for today was 54° set back in 1943. So if I remember correctly we’re broken a record high once @ KCI, tied a record high twice and now have broken one record low and tied a record low this summer (since 6/1). It would be ironic IF we had more record lows than highs before we close the books on summer in a couple of more weeks. Speaking of which, there has been a nice summer reversal across the Plains over the past 10 days or so. I think the worst of summer is behind us now, and should that bear out over the next couple of weeks, we would’ve ended our extreme summer weather on 8/8. St Joseph this AM dropped to 44° setting a record low as well. Topeka dropped to 49° to set a new record.

In June we were 3.8° above average. In July we were 6.9° above average. Through yesterday we were .2° below average for August with more below average weather coming through the weekend and probably Monday of next week. As a matter of fact the latest EURO keeps dropping little NW flow disturbances down through the Plains states and as a result manages to keep the nasty heat pushed back to the west of the region. These little disturbances are tricky to time and often do create rainfall. Where the rainfall exactly ends up is never really known until the day off the disturbance. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if we get some rain out of these things every so often over the next 10 days or so but the amounts would be under 1/2″ I think. Here is a look at how our temperatures have gone so far this month in the region.

You can sort of see the brunt of the heat has been pushed down through the Southern Plains. Notice also the cooler weather across the Northern Plains states as well.

We have one such disturbance heading this way on Saturday evening., There will be a lot of cloud cover out there tomorrow I think and as we start again near 55°, and the clouds rapidly zip into the region in the PM, we may see our highs level off in the mid 70s tomorrow which will contribute more to the “cooler’ August that is in progress.

Whatever rainfall the disturbance moving in tomorrow can generate should be light. More in the sprinkles/light showers type situation. Amounts should be under 1/10” and most would only get a few hundredths if that.

That’s about it for today. Have a great weekend!

Joe

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