Rainy Sunday

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Rainy Sunday

Good Sunday bloggers,

Today will be a very good day for the yards and farms as waves of rain and thunderstorms will affect most locations across eastern Kansas and all of Missouri. There is no threat of severe weather, but some locations may experience flash flooding. Flooding is the number one severe weather killer. Remember, “TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN.”

KCI is officially around 2″ below average rainfall for the year and we will likely make up this deficit the next few days, if not today.


We have a wave of rain and thunderstorms moving north up I-35 this morning and this will be followed by 1-2 more disturbances. This radar image from 630 AM Sunday shows the disturbances lined up south into west Texas.


SUNDAY AFTERNOON: The first wave of rain and thunderstorms will move through this morning, so there may be a break between noon and 3 PM. The clouds and rain will keep highs today between 70° and 75°. After 3 PM rain and thunderstorms will rapidly increase.


SUNDAY EVENING: Rain and T-Storms will be widespread with the heaviest along and east of I-35.


MONDAY MORNING: The rain will end after 10 PM tonight. There will be little to no wind overnight, so there is the chance of dense fog during the Monday AM rush hour with lows 60-65.


MONDAY AFTERNOON: It will end up being a nice afternoon after any morning fog and low clouds burn off. We will then turn our attention to western Nebraska as the next disturbance moves out of the Rockies. A new area of rain and thunderstorms is likely to form out there Monday evening, track across Nebraska and possibly turn southeast into northern Missouri early Tuesday.


TUESDAY: There is going to be a chance of rain and thunderstorms, especially during the morning. The exact location of the thunderstorm cluster is yet to be determined.


Total rainfall today-Tuesday will be .50″ to 2″ across the area. A few locations could see more. There will also be rain chances Wednesday-Saturday. The weather is acting like it is the wettest time of year, but it is not acting like severe weather season. Even though we have rain chances almost every day during the next 7 days, the severe threat is little to none.

So, this is great news for the yards and farms and the moderate drought is likely on the way out.

Have a great week,

Jeff Penner


2018-05-21T08:04:18+00:00May 20th, 2018|General|21 Comments


  1. Three7s May 20, 2018 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Really happy to see the widespread rain, and looks like a lot of it! A lot of yards will be happy.

  2. NoBeachHere May 20, 2018 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Right on and nice write up Jeff.

    See, patients lol

  3. Kurt May 20, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Moderate drought isn’t going away up here, just 3 drops this morning as it split around me

  4. Bobbie May 20, 2018 at 9:35 am - Reply

    I’m getting some rain on my farm, finally. This is a good start, lets hope we all get widespread rainfall this upcoming week.

  5. Kyle May 20, 2018 at 9:41 am - Reply

    So does this mean severe weather season is done? Or will it get more active in June?

    • Heat Miser May 20, 2018 at 11:01 am - Reply

      May and June are the biggest severe weather months…maybe in another 6 weeks severe weather threat will diminish

    • Brittany May 20, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      I remember reading something with several dates listed as to when Gary & Co expected a chance for severe weather. I think the only date left was sometime between May 28th-June 2nd. June is usually when the severe weather risk diminishes as the summer pattern begins to set in (rest of June, July, August, and part of September).

  6. Kurt May 20, 2018 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Stopped to my south and showers redeveloped to my north. Wonder is St Joseph will have its driest year in recorded history. Can’t imagine if the city continues to get missed that we will be in worse than moderate drought at some point. 3.82 vs Kansas City’s 9.37 that’s ridiculous.

  7. Snow Miser May 20, 2018 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Weather station near me got .32 inches yesterday and .34 inches today. Better than nothing, but would have been nicer to get about 3/4 of an inch or more each day.

  8. Mattinleavenworth May 20, 2018 at 11:29 am - Reply

    1.25 inches at LV city hall. Dirt and yard debris all over the roads with a lot of standing water in different places.

  9. Kurt May 20, 2018 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Send rain to St Joseph please, too soon seeing all the yards going dormant. Really stinks that the city can’t get widespread rains to make a dent in the drought

    • TDogg May 20, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      Dude you are like a broken record. We get it, its dry up there. It sucks for you bro, but you dont need to reminds of us about it 10 times a day on this blog.

      • Brittany May 20, 2018 at 5:42 pm - Reply

        I agree Richard. This “TDogg” fellow seems very bitter on here all the time.

    • Richard May 20, 2018 at 1:49 pm - Reply

      I hope you get some soon ! And not just a sprinkle.
      Sooner or later St Joe’s ship will come in. It has to

      • Kurt May 20, 2018 at 2:46 pm - Reply

        We are getting very light rain, just really hope the areas in St Joseph that got missed earlier this week can get something soon. I feel I have to remind everyone on the blog because has been a long predominantly dry pattern up here since early May 2017. It doesn’t get the attention on our local weather stations and at some point this could become a major weather headline as the months go on.

        • Troy Newman May 20, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

          Don’t feel left out. I have only had 4″ of rain here in Republic County this calendar year and 5.4″ since this LRC began last Oct 7th. Both are about 40% of normal and one of the top 5 driest on record. It happens sometimes. We haven’t had a bad drought here since 2000 so we have been very fortunate. We even missed the 2012 drought somehow. I depend on the weather being in agriculture like nearly everyone around here but its best not to fret about it as there isn’t anything you can do.

  10. Rockdoc May 20, 2018 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Good Afternoon Everyone. While we thought there may be severe weather this weekend we should not forget that today is the anniversary of the May 20, 1957 tornado that targeted Ruskin Heights. It actually started 71 miles away and traveled all the way into the Kansas City metro area. Here is a link that discusses the weather setup with maps and figures, as well as the path. 44 people were killed in Ruskin heights and an additional 15 people lost their lives in other tornadoes that day.

    “The Ruskin Heights tornado was one of thirty-five confirmed tornadoes that impacted areas of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Missouri on May 20, 1957, including a devastating tornado accompanied by hail seven inches in diameter that struck Concordia, Kansas.”


    In Memory of Those Who Lost Their Lives 61 Years Ago

  11. Mr. Pete May 20, 2018 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    So between yesterday and today I measured 3/4 inch here at Somerset and Mission Road in PVKS. Feels tropical outside.

  12. Snow Miser May 20, 2018 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Even the rain we were supposed to get late this afternoon and evening went poof. At least right around KC.

    We should name this LRC The Poof Cycle.

  13. Nick May 21, 2018 at 12:23 am - Reply

    6 hours or so or light rain here and a total of .24 inches, lol thats just weird for may, thats like…. wait a minute… this was our next “snow” but since its warm now the snow fell as light rain, at least it was cool today and it felt like a spring day rather than a summer day, and now fog is developing, so it’s not all bad, but its like pulling teeth around here. 😛

  14. Rodney Sherman May 21, 2018 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Eudora got about 2 inches of rain this weekend. We got one of those isolated storms on Saturday that produced 1.6 inches of rain. 🙂

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