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Happy Memorial Day Weathe2020 bloggers,

The weather pattern is now cycling into late May and June with summer not that far away. It should be one of the wettest times of the year over parts of the plains states. Amarillo, TX was excessively dry moving in to the last third of May, and Kansas City has been below average the entire year.  Let’s compare these two cities:

Amarillo, TX:

  • May 1st-21st:  0.00″ of rain
  • May 21st-26th:  3.50″ of rain

Kansas City, MO:

  • May 1st-21st:  0.78″
  • May 21st-26th:  0.50″

About a week ago Amarillo, TX had a surface observation of 94 over 1, that’s a 94° surface temperature with an extremely dry dew point of 1° for a relative humidity of 3%.  And, now they have had 3.50″ of rain in the past few day. And, Kansas City, where it is supposed to be wet in May continues to struggle at 1.28″ of rain this month, with spots around the city with under an inch total.

And today is no different. There is an area of very light rain showers moving north across southern Kansas into eastern Kansas and western Missouri.  Light rain showers!  So, this will not be adding much to Kansas City’s rainfall total.

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The upper low is over eastern New Mexico and drifting east this morning.  A wave of energy is moving north and this will keep it mostly cloudy today with a chance of the rain showers this morning.  This disturbance, rotating around the main upper low, should be producing a huge area of rain with 2 inches wide spread, but instead it is producing a huge area of clouds with light rain showers.

We will be looking ahead in the next blog entry, but for now we have a cloudy start to Memorial Day with light rain showers around.  Let’s see how the day progresses. Have a safe holiday and thank you for spending a few minutes reading the blog.

Gary

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Baseball Mike
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Gary–only a tenth of an inch overnight—-watching the radar concerning the showers to the south–they were moving straight north but now have veered towards KC—they seemed to have hit a wall along highway 75–this pattern is so strange—Michael/Berryton/Topeka

Michael
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Michael

I stayed with a friend east of KCI and had a couple good showers Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. Then woke up this morning and picked up another .25 inch. Got back to Maryville at noon and had .30 in rain gauge since Saturday. We still need plenty. Our Mozingo lake is down four feet still!

Mr. Pete
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Mr. Pete

Hi Gary! It’s been a nice day – some humidity though. I was wondering if all that rain to the south of us was going to make it to the metro? And may God Bless America on this day …

Bruce
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Bruce

I was hoping the comment section could remain drama free and weather oriented.

Steve
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Steve

3.30″ up here in Granada, Ks past 2 days.

Alice
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Alice

It baffles me why anyone would say Happy Memorial Day. It is a somber day. Not a sad day, but not a happy day. It is after all in rememberance of those who gave the ultimate. Thank you to those who sacrificed and served and those who are still doing so.

At any rate, it is nice to see this rain.