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Good morning bloggers,

Has this weather worn anyone out?  The wet weather pattern continues, and it is about to take a break.  Kansas City has not even been a direct target from one of these storm systems.  There have been a few spots in Kansas that have had 10 inches of rain in the past couple of weeks.  Did you know it has rained 11 of the past 12 days, and it likely is going to rain again today?

Rainfall totals as of 10 PM last night:

Add 0.56″ to these totals from last nights thunderstorms and rain that came through around 10 PM to midnight.  So, this is now 5.96″ in the past 12 days at KCI Airport, and 2.97″ so far in May.

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Here are the past dozen wet days:

  • April 27:  Trace
  • April 28:  0.27″
  • April 29:  0.70″
  • April 30:  2.02″
  • May 1:   0.09″
  • May 2:  0.23″
  • May 3:  0.04″
  • May 4:  DRY
  • May 5:  Trace
  • May 6:  0.79″
  • May 7:  0.69″
  •  May 8:  1.14″

Colder air is now moving in, and as discussed yesterday, it is perfectly on the LRC cycle to be the coldest day of the month.  It likely will be as temperatures have dropped into the 40s.  A disturbance is moving our way and there may be a few light rain showers today.  There is also a chance of light rain on Saturday which could affect the race activities at the Kansas Speedway.

Here Is Another Amazing Statistic Of The Day: 

In the first half of May last year, it was in the 80s 12 of the 15 days, with the other three days 78, 78, and 79.  Compare that to this year’s first nine days of the month, and what is in the forecast for the next few days, and it is strikingly colder.  The warmest temperature has been 78° and it may touch 80° by the 15th of the month.  I will work on a graphic to show the side by side comparison!

Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2020 and the LRC.

Have a great Thursday!

Gary

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Jason
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Jason

So much for the beautiful weekend we thought was coming a few days ago. Now barely into the 60’s, clouds, and chance of rain. Super frustrating.

Ted in STJoe
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Ted in STJoe

Very cloudy right now. 59 and very breezy.

GMac
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GMac

Hopefully this week we’ll go into a drying trend to recover from the excessive rainfall we’ve already had within the past 2 weeks. I hope this summer won’t be way too hot and not as humid either to make it feel extremely uncomfortable. I also hope we start to see more severe weather but not like huge tornado outbreaks to peak my interest. Also I hope that this coming winter won’t be a complete whiteout with what came from this last winter.

Spooky
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Spooky

Farmers have until May 25 to get their seed in the ground so they qualify for taxpayer money.

That’s when we start paying.

NoBeachHere
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NoBeachHere

Go start farming and you’ll find out the why’s and what’s up

Troy
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Troy

The crop insurance program is misunderstood by many. It is there as a safety net for one bad year that would bankrupt many farmers not to mention a small town lender if the damage is widespread. I know a fair amount of farmers who have never collected and quite a few more where its been once or twice in a lifetime. You CANNOT survive on crop insurance payments if you keep needed them. Its below the breakeven price for almost every producer. It takes hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars to put in a crop and there is… Read more »

NoBeachHere
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NoBeachHere

Let alone an equipment breakdown. Some of that equipment costs more than what people think or will even spend on their “homes” over a lifetime.

blue flash
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blue flash

Farmers don’t make any money until they die and their land is sold…..

Alexander
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Alexander

Their land wouldn’t be valuable if they didn’t make any money from it. Anyone who thinks farmers don’t make any money until they die doesn’t know any farmers.

The median income for a farmer is $66,360/year. Overall the median income of an individual in the USA is $38,869 – almost half that what the average farmer makes.

Blue Flash
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Blue Flash

Alexander, actually I do know farmers, I am a financial advisor for several farmers. If you dig a little farther you will see that the statistic you quote is for household income for farm families. According to the USDA, more than half of U S farm households actually lost money from farming operations in recent years. The median farm income for U S farm households in 2018 was a negative $1,548. https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/17/farmers-bankruptcy-trade/ The original source is the Wall Street Journal article of 2/6/2019. I am citing a sub-source because you have to have a subscription to read the W S… Read more »

Blue Flash
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Blue Flash

Here’s a better way to put it. While the median farm household income is forecast to reach $78,987 in 2019, the median FARM income earned by farm households was a loss of $1,553. This means that farm households are relying on off-farm sources (outside jobs) since the farm operations are losing money.

https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/farm-economy/farm-sector-income-finances/highlights-from-the-farm-income-forecast/

Skylar
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Skylar

According to the NWS we are now back in first place for the wettest water year, something that’s getting more impressive now that we’re more than half way through. 1992 and 1993 were the 9th and 8th wettest at this point.

mark meyer
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mark meyer

where can I go to get this info-interested in other areas-ie STL where I am located.

Skylar
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Skylar

Here is the climate page for STL:

https://www.weather.gov/lsx/cli_archive

The KC NWS has been posting water year information on social media for several months now, but I’m not sure where that specific data comes from. You should be able to put together how far above average STL is for rainfall though pretty easily. Contacting their office might be an easy method too.

mark meyer
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mark meyer

Skylar I use that link often but it is all monthly data and was looking for data mid month.

Andrew H
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Andrew H

Gary
Not ready for that humid 83 on Wed. ( per your 7 day on kshb just now) But I guess it is better than cloudy, rainy and 50 on May 9 !
Also I heard you say 49 day cycle as you were explaining the LRC to viewers. I thought that was proprietary information. Does this mean we can now discuss cycle length here on the blog ?

Dyl
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Dyl

Interesting: SPC believes that the mid-late fire season will be above average because of a wetter winter. I suppose that a wetter winter may cause an above average late fire season because of the fuel (brush) that’s available.comment image:large

f00dl3
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f00dl3

Funny – they blame it on global warming and drought and now they blame it on the exact opposite – rains and cool weather. I guess either way California is the butt of it all.

Spooky
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Spooky

Good call on the wet pattern Gary. Tough on the farmers, but they will get their taxpayer funding regardless of the weather. I don’t understand why they insist on continually bitching about how tough it is. Most of us don’t get subsidies.

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REAL HUMEDUDE

I got about 3.75″ in total from this recent storm, 4.5″ the storm before it. 8.25″ is Alot of rain in 2 weeks! Western and Central Kansas got Alot more, need some dry time pretty bad. The corn planting season is on pace to be possibly THE worst season ever, we are well behind the average and as wet as it is that deficiet will only get worse in time. Beans have Alot of time left, and we usually start to dry out going into late June and early July and you can plant until mid July but those would… Read more »

Ben
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Ben

Hey Gary are you seeing a storm showing up next weekend? I know we had some rain the last week of March during the last cycle. Thanks

Rockdoc
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Rockdoc

Good Morning Gary and Bloggers. I don’t know if any of you caught this, but it looks like the Weather Service is going to switch over to the updated GFS model in June pending successful testing. During it’s initial trial, many users had noted that it was “unrealistically” snowy and much colder so they’ve been making adjustments to correct for these issues. Seems they did not get a good handle on the cold which would affect snow amounts, and the sun’s intensity which affects snow melt thus residual snow totals. As a heads up for next winter, here is what… Read more »

Michael Casteel
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Michael Casteel

I recorded .24″ this morning up here in Maryville. It was 38 degrees this morning at six to start the day! BRRRRRRR! Not very often that I am mowing with a coat on, however today that will be the case! Stay warm Bloggers!
Michael

Numb3rsGuy
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Numb3rsGuy

I live in Eastern Iowa, and we just broke our record for the most consecutive days with measurable precipitation. We had 11 days in a row with at least 0.01″ of precipitation for a total of 5.52″. Our previous record was 10 days back in 1988. For comparison, KC’s record is 10 consecutive days set both in October of 1914 and June of 1903. The most recent long stretch for KC was 9 days in April-May of 2017.

Snow Miser
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Snow Miser

Am I the only one who finds this weather a bit boring? If it’s hot you look forward to the rain to help cool stuff off, but since it’s already cool, comfort-wise the rain doesn’t do you any good. And of course the snow season is gone. So basically this whole pattern has me like, “Meh, whatever.” Not even paying super close attention to the models lately.

DesertQueen
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DesertQueen

I suppose if you don’t rely on the weather for your livelihood that makes sense. I just consider too much precipitation miserable always.

Hockeynut69
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Hockeynut69

The models once again overstated the rainfall just like it did with the snowfall amounts this winter. I am OK with that because we are above average and can us a break. The next week looks decent, but after that it appears the wet weather will be back. Going to be tough for those in construction, doing road projects, and for the outdoor sports. Happy Friday Eve!