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:
- 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.
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.