Good morning bloggers,
Let’s take a deep breath. The thunderstorm that formed south of Osage City, KS intensified and formed into a significant tornado just south of Lawrence, KS. Here is the video and the damage shown from Sky Tracker, our 41 Action News helicopter, right after the storm yesterday evening:
Rainfall from this storm at KCI Airport put Kansas City over the top and this May is now the third wettest month in Kansas City’s history, and the wettest May ever recorded:
Debris from the tornado fell from the sky over KCI Airport, landing on the runway, and debris was reported falling from the sky as far north as Smithville, around 40 miles from the tornado. This piece of debris landed near the runway at KCI, and KCI Airport was closed for a while as the threat of debris falling continued:
The weather will be calming down for a few days around KC. And, the jet stream will retreat north, as it has done ahead of “the blizzard part of this year’s LRC”. We still are predicting a wet June ahead of us, as the same pattern cycles through as summer approaches.
The weather pattern through the five cycles:
The analysis of May 27, 2019 just came in, so this completes the five cycle example of what we just experienced. Here is the LRC exhibited well in this map to map, cycle to cycle, comparison. The LRC is not one snapshot in time. It is the entire weather pattern that is cycling, and this is just one of so many examples.
The part of the pattern moving through right now is what we called “the St. Louis storm part of the LRC”. We named it that only because the first cycle produced a 9″ snow in St. Louis that went just south of KC. And, today, a storm is going to take a south track once again, right on schedule. We may see the north edge of this storm in Kansas City, with I-70 being near the north edge of this system.
Thank you for sharing in this weather experience and spending a few minutes of your day reading the weather blog. Have a great day!