Pattern Moving Into Late May

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Good morning Weather2020 bloggers,

5:51:51 PM Update:

When I looked up at the clock it literally was 5:51:51. Does that ever happen to you? Isolated thunderstorms formed near Kansas City this afternoon and evening and dumped heavy rain!  1.50″ in 30 minutes near Lexington, MO, and 0.82″ downtown, near 71 Highway and 31st street!  Nothing at my house!

While some areas across the plains have had tremendous drought relief with heavy rain during the past seven days, other locations have been left even drier.  Kansas City is one of those spots that continues to struggle to experience any wide-spread heavy downpours.  There will be more chances of heavy rain during the next three weeks before summer settles in.  Right now, the weather pattern features the slow moving upper low that is now tracking across Texas.  And, there is a new trough developing and digging south near the west coast of the United States:

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As this next storm drops south, there will be an increasing chance of severe weather over the northern plains, but the jet stream has shifted so far north that it will likely keep that severe weather risk located way up north.  Here is a surface forecast for later this week as that western storm begins to move east towards the Rocky Mountain and plains states:

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There will likely be some more thunderstorms around Kansas City this week, but as has been the case in the past few days they will mostly be hit and miss. We will look deeper into this developing weather pattern on Wednesday.  We hope everyone had a safe holiday weekend. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Gary

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Kurt
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Kurt

LOL, I had mine on Easter Sunday, then went back and forth about two times between heat and A/C. My A/C has been for about two weeks. The radar is baffling me, pop up storms to the south and east and also up north, nary a drop in site and it’s all moving different directions, very slowly but nothing promising. Why are we stuck in the wrong spot?

Mr. Pete
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Mr. Pete

Turned on my A/C for the first time over the holiday weekend. The humidity did me in.

Kurt
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Kurt

Oh and the good rain came is 20 minutes as a deluge, does one inch of rain in 10 minutes do as good as one inch in two or three hours? I would assume that it’s better to have the rain spread out as opposed to have a gully washer. At least it seems to knocked back the grasshoppers, but the mosquitos, ticks and other creepy crawlies are still rampant.

gwh64063
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gwh64063

Glad you got 1 inch, though it was a deluge. We in Lee’s Summit haven’t even seen that. I would welcome a deluge at this point. 🙂

Kurt
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Kurt

I am amazed about the wind for months, now we have little wind and really high humidity. We had all these fronts that could have been triggers but no humidity, now everything that would trigger rain has vanished right when we finally have moisture to fuel the triggers. We can’t win for losing. At least the really drought stricken areas benefited but this is really frustrating to only get a good rain 1 out of 5 days. 🙁

Alice
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Alice

sam hill
Gary already said in a previous blog comment that the severe setup for this week was probably not going to verify, and he is very surprised by how far north it will be setting up (something to that effect).

sam hill
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sam hill

Alice I didn’t see a comment like that on here. See my reply above’.

Alice
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Alice

sam…
In A previous blog someone mentioned that the severe setup did not look like it was going to happen (per the 2 severe weather calendars that Gary put out for May and June), and Gary responded. Must have been last week..or was it on the KSHB blog ?

Alice
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Alice

sam..here it is…. Christine says : I remember seeing a significant chance of severe weather for this coming Thursday. Have your thoughts changed on that now? Gary Lezak says: May 25, 2014 at 10:32 am CDT That chance is not going to verify from our severe weather calendar. The jet stream retreated to the north, and the storm that was going to produce that severe weather risk is there, but way up north and west. We will continue to monitor this, but the risk will stay across the northern and western plains, and we will be spared here, the way… Read more »

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mmeyer

has this cutoff low over Tx been a feature of any of the other cycles-I assume not as it has been so dry in the area that finally received rain the past week. How does the LRC account for this new development? What does it mean for the LRC in the next cycle-if anything.

sam hill
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sam hill

The severe weather set up doesn’t seem to be working out according to the calendar. What’s up with that?

Dobber
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Dobber

Time to water the grass