Showers of Meteors and Rain

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Showers of Meteors and Rain

Good Sunday bloggers,

Tonight is the peak of the Perseid Meteor shower and we should have good viewing as the sky will be clear. However, smoke could be an issue. Here are the details on the meteor shower.


Now, here are the details on the showers of rain, based on the new data. The good  news is that all of the computer models still suggest a decent widespread rain event from Maryville to Marshall, MO west to Pleasanton and Emporia, KS. Could this still go wrong? Oh yea. It won’t be 100% until we see the white’s of it’s eyes!

SUNDAY: Today will be hazy, hot and humid as we still have plenty of smoke in the sky. It will be a great day to head to the pool and the best day of the week for the pool. This is good news because that means rain and clouds are in the forecast.


TONIGHT: The weather looks good for meteor viewing, but smoke may be an issue.


MONDAY MORNING: It will be dry and mild in our area as rain and thunderstorms occur across much of Oklahoma and Texas.


MONDAY AFTERNOON: A lead wave may break off from the main system and track north. Rain may make it to KC 12-2 PM. It will be in the 70s where it is raining and near 90° where it is not raining. This first wave may not make it much farther north than shown below. Yes, missing northern Missouri. But, since the main system is yet to arrive, and this is not a one shot deal, there will be more rain and thunderstorms making a run at our parched area Monday night and Tuesday.


TUESDAY: This looks like the day where all locations get some decent rain and thunderstorms as the system tracks west to east across our region. Highs will be 75°-85°, depending on rain.


RAINFALL FORECAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY: We are a day later and the data is pretty consistent. This is good news, but we still, as I said above, need to see the white’s of its eyes! Can you imagine this type of a rainfall event? It has been a very long time.


Here is a wider view of the rainfall forecast. It extends south all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.


Take a look at the rainfall forecast above. Now take a look at the most recent drought monitor. The rain will be falling over some really dry areas. This is great news! Now, let’s hope it all pans out.


Have a great week ahead.

Jeff Penner

2018-08-13T08:50:53+00:00August 12th, 2018|General|8 Comments


  1. Ben August 12, 2018 at 9:31 am - Reply

    The next three weeks will be crucial for the soybean crop. Especially the later planted Beans. If we can get some nice rains and avoid the heat we can still have some decent yields.

    • KS Jones August 12, 2018 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      August rain is absolutely critical for soybean yields, and with prices down 20% due to a trade war with China, yields will have to be high just to cover production costs. Crop insurance doesn’t guarantee a profit as some might think Also, the money to be received from the government bailout to soybean producers to cover the effects of the trade war is based on yields, so if a farmer’s yield is poor due to dry weather, that payment won’t amount to much.

  2. matt August 12, 2018 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    So is the coming precip event a sign of the weather pattern changing or is it just business as usual (which hasnt been usual). Im anxious for the best season of the year (fall) to be upon us, and then the snowflake contest. Oh please give us an October surprise.

  3. f00dl3 August 13, 2018 at 4:43 am - Reply

    Latest High Res NAM shows 0.08″ of rain through Wednesday for KC Metro. No new pattern here.

    • LYITC41 August 13, 2018 at 7:34 am - Reply

      Pick the opposite of what the NAM is saying. It’s gonna rain.

  4. Snow Miser August 13, 2018 at 7:46 am - Reply

    I’m glad I saw this blog post yesterday because it inspired me to go outside last night and look for shooting stars. Did see 2 or 3.

    • LYITC41 August 13, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

      Saw not one, but I wasn’t out very long either. I remember a meteor shower in 1966 where they came fast and furious, several a minute, never seen one like it since.

      • REAL HUMEDUDE August 13, 2018 at 9:35 am - Reply

        Too much smoke out now, sorta ruined it. Best meteor shower I ever saw wasn’t forecasted, just happened to be camping one night and it all just timed perfectly. Saw into the hundreds probably, several per minute and several large bursts maybe up to a few dozen per minute. Some of the most vivid I ever saw, really lit up the sky and some streaked over like I’d never seen. I’ll always be chasing that experince, likley won’t ever see it like that again

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