A Large Area Of Rain Is Just West Of KC To Start The Holiday

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Happy 4th of July,

Rain was just west of Kansas City early this holiday morning.  And, it was inching eastward with hints of newly developing thunderstorms.  It’s as if we need to break the ice again.  This is a rather large area of rain with thunderstorms mostly on the western side of this weak July storm system, again with some new thunderstorms forming on the east side, which shows some strength in this summer storm.  There is a cyclonic circulation around the center, near Manhattan, KS this morning, and there are Flash Flood Warnings for the Manhattan area.

Over 2″ of rain has already fallen in Manhattan with 4″ in a few spots.   This circulation of this storm will track right over Kansas City later today and tonight, and yet the confidence in any heavy rainfall east of the state line is still a bit shaky.  As I was writing this blog entry before 7 AM, the rain and circulation were holding together and pretty organized. The area was drifting east and had made it to Lawrence, KS.  If this trend continues, the rain would get to KC before noon.  Let’s see if it holds together.

11 AM Update:

As you can see above, the disturbance and circulation are still quite alive and well at 11 AM.  The rain was breaking through “the wall” and heading into KC.  It was actually pulsing up and increasing as I was writing this.  This circulation will be right overhead this evening. The big question will be, “will it intensify again”?

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.   We are celebrating the commemoration of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.  This was 243 years ago!  Have a great celebration.  I will be tracking this summer storm on 41 Action News.

Gary

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Dripping Rain in Gladstone. Fireworks are doomed.

Dog’s will be happy.

Jon
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No one would agree but it’s a dry spell up here, we had the 7-10 day stretch of rains in June, but it’s been dry and we are only at about 22 to 24 inches year to date. Far more than the last two years at this time but could really use a good widespread rain up here.

Justin
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Justin

Getting a nice downpour in Grain Valley. Looks like this storm may not be done with us yet.

Chris in OG
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Chris in OG

5+ inches in Oak Grove, most rain I’ve seen in this location since moving in 2 years ago. Still back building but moved a bit south it seems…

Backwoods4ever
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Backwoods4ever

We received 2.7″ in two rain events today. First rain was 1.6″. Second was 1.1″. Both events lasted about 30 minutes each. Tightwad in SE Henry County

Blue Flash
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Blue Flash

0.2″ In Independence, rain is over.

Kurt
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Kurt

Nothing here in StvJoseoh, watering with sprinklers to maintain the yard

KS Jones
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KS Jones

Some places in Dickinson County near Abilene have reported 6″ of rain. We got exactly 3/4″ here (25 miles north of Manhattan), but Olsburg (between here and Manhattan) got 4″.

Roger
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Roger

Over 9 inches in Durham, KS

Brent
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Brent

It rained steadily here in Manhattan starting around 1 AM until this morning. We ended up with 3.6 inches.

EastOfEden
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EastOfEden

LRC notes: The heat we’ve experienced recently is the same four-day heatwave we’ve been seeing since October. It’s four hot days, with noticeable drops on either side, and it always peaks on the third or fourth day. December 15-18, 55/56/54/58 February 1-4, 51/55/64/59 March 26-28, 62/73/61 (harder to see here because of the warmth of the month and the precipitation around, combined with warm cycle this is probably the reason it’s less defined) May 14-17, 82/82/89/84 June 27-30, 90/92/93/91 (a few days early this time, probably just seasonal differences and where the high was, etc) Also note how it was… Read more »

Hockeynut69
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Hockeynut69

Lawn is mowed and trimmed. Grub control is down. I am ready for the festivities of the day. Freedom is not free. God bless our service men and women!

Ted in STJoe
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Ted in STJoe

BOOM BOOM

Jordan
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Jordan

It’s starting to look like it’s going to fall apart right when it hits the 435 loop.

Nate
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Nate

I would just as soon get the firecrackers over with today and be done with it. I’m a big fan of fireworks but my dogs aren’t, at least one of them

Snow Miser
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Snow Miser

To reiterate what I said yesterday, yesterday this storm wasn’t showing on anybody’s models or forecasts anywhere. And now, here it is.

Mr. Pete
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Mr. Pete

That thing is moving at the speed of a turtle.

Araignee
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Araignee

More pets go missing on the 4th of July than other days, I have heard, because of being scared of the sky booms. Please take pets inside to ensure their safety today/tonight.

Araignee
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Araignee

Really? Downvoting a message about pet safety? Why? (go ahead and downvote this one too)

Johnny
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Johnny

More rain, less fireworks!

David McGuire
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David McGuire

It started raining here in McLouth about 745am. It has been a very light rain as of now, 833am. There is some thunder off to the west where the clouds are considerably darker.

j-ox
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j-ox

>>BOOM<<

Hockeynut69
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Hockeynut69

Happy 4th of July everyone! The models have struggled with when and how much rain. It doesn’t look favorable as of now for a dry holiday. Watched a lot of fireworks last night so I got my fix. It always seems like summer goes by fast after the 4th. Go Joey Chestnut!

Roger
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5-9 inches of rain reported!
https://www.weather.gov/ict/weatherstory
Of course, I live 20-30 miles west/southwest of there and only received 0.12 inches. The first rain since June 22nd.