Sunday Night Thunderstorms? Or not?

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Good evening bloggers,

Well, here we are again. And, if you are checking in from other parts of the nation, this is a bit ridiculous what weather enthusiasts near Kansas City are going through. Today, there was an afternoon thunderstorm that formed south of Olathe and then tracked through KCI Airport dropping the temperature to 69 degrees during the thunderstorm. And, then that disturbance formed into a small Meso-Scale Convective Complex over Iowa and northern Missouri.  And, now look at this:

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Thunderstorms have organized east of Wichita and south of Emporia, KS.  This area of thunderstorms is associated with a disturbance rotating around the main upper low.  So, who thinks these thunderstorms will make it to KC?  I will update the blog later if these hold together as we have outdoor barbecue’s and other events going on this evening.

6:10 PM Update:

A growing area of thunderstorms, and it apparently has organized into an MCS. An MCS is a Meso Scale Convective System. This should give this enough life to make it all the way into the KC metro area just after sunset. This could impact the Celebration at the Station and other activities going on.  Just about every other area of thunderstorms and rain has fallen apart before arriving in the KC metro, so let’s see what happens. I will update the blog around 7 PM.  Here is that 6:10 PM radar:

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7 PM Update:

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And, it continues to evolve! Will it get to KC? What an interesting LRC Experience.  I will update the blog around 8:30 PM. This is still heading right towards KC at 7 PM.

Here is your 9 PM update:

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Yes, it appears that it did it again. Thunderstorms all around the KC metro, but not quite in the middle.  Incredible!  Lightning, heavy downpours, but not even a drop in spots.

Gary

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Kurt
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Kurt

No rain here of significance sine Thursday morning, keep getting repeatedly missed and it’s getting very old! 3 days and less than a tenth of an inch, what gives?

Mr. Pete
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Mr. Pete

I was running my smoker all day here in prairie village and saw zero rain all day. I can report some very light rain at the moment though

Alice
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Alice

Wow…poof. Incredible. Sure looked like we were going to get some on that 7 pm graphic. Amazing. 🙁

Dobber
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Dobber

Poof is right

Dobber
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Dobber

I’m hoping for 1/2″

Dobber
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Dobber

Looks like its falling apart. Damn the luck.

Alice
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Alice

Gary. Would it be possible to put up a live radar on here when storms are approaching ? Radar that would refresh ? If not here, is that something that can be done with the KSHB blog ? I know we have other places to go to for live radar, but it sure would be nice to be able to see them on one of the blogs instead of other places.

Alice
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Alice

Well Gary we got DUMPED ON 🙂 Olathe’s Cedar Lake…..I-35 and Lone Elm Rd…..about 2 pm. Over 50 of us scrambled to get under the picnic shelter, because we saw the thunderheads building, then it got dark looking towards Gardner, and within minutes there was thunder, lightning, heavy rain, and really windy ! We were all gathering under that shelter (meat had already been grilled and everyone had their tummies full..and we were sitting around visiting, kds playing on playground, horeshoe game going on, and when that thunder/lightning came everyone squeezed under the shelter…..then the wind picked up big time… Read more »

Baseball Mike
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Gary–I will stay hopeful the rain comes this far north—I am with you–this is crazy how the rain just hasn’t materialized and even with the rotation of some of the small systems it hasn’t held together—that cut off low isn’t the producer I was hoping for—I agree we are very close to a wet pattern!–Michael/Berryton/Topeka

Mike
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Mike

Gary, My rain gauges set-up around town have varied big time. Yesterday, my rain gauge south of 64th and I-29 and north of Riverside had 1.84 inches in it. My gauge down at my office from yesterday had .51 in it. These same locations today received .45 on the Riverside location and .23 on the Northtown one.(my office) My NW Barry Road gauge got .31 yesterday and .68 just today with that thunderstorm. That thunderstorm missed KCI but hit the area of I-29 and NW Barry Road. They only received .01 today at KCI today. WOW! Emporia looks to get… Read more »