Good morning bloggers,
What a couple of days we just experienced. I know it is leaving those of you flabbergasted; some of the bloggers who have thought we were in a developing drought in one of the wettest first 8 months of the year. I am not sure I have ever used that word in one of my blogs, and that is a lot of blogging. Kansas City finally got hit, after missing so many of the direct hits from these complexes of thunderstorms this summer. It was about time, as this year’s LRC has not left us frustrated for too long. It just came through again, and look at the numbers:
We aren’t done with August yet. There is another storm system showing up for the end of the week, end of the month.
By Friday, this surface set up will likely produce more thunderstorm complexes. So, we will be adding a bit to our total for this month. We are just 0.65″ from a 6″ month of August.
Rainfall since August 14th:
Our blog rainfall prediction contest began on August 14th, and it will continue until September 23. 1.40″ fell Monday from thunderstorms that tracked in from Nebraska and targeted the KC metro area for the second day in a row, after 0.97″ fell at KCI Airport from Sunday’s storm. This puts us up to 4.71″ for the contest and 5.35″ for the month. Five entries are already lower than the total in the first two weeks of this contest as you can see below:
Our total of 4.71″ has already eliminated the lowest five totals in the contest. Good luck, as we have another four weeks to go before the new LRC begins evolving.
Some winter forecasts have already come out from various sources. Any forecast that comes out before the end of October is based on nothing, just a feeling, the acorns, squirrels, or a flawed weather philosophy. The weather pattern for next winter begins setting up in around four weeks, so there is literally no way to know at this point. Of course this is based on my hypothesis, the LRC.
Speaking of the LRC-The NWS tweeted this out: “Fun Stat: Today’s 1.40″ of rain at Kansas City brings the yearly (calendar) total to 39.74″. Normal for an entire year at Kansas City is 38.86″. So every drop of water we get for the rest of the year (128 days!!!) will add to the above normal total!!”.
They are basically saying that the water year is the LRC year. This year’s LRC began right around October 5th, and suddenly it got wet!
Have a great day and thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the weather blog featuring the LRC!