Good Sunday bloggers,
The wettest year ever recorded for KC was in 1961 when 60.25″ of rain occurred.
Officially we saw 2.34″ of rain yesterday and this takes the year total to 48.59″ which puts us at the 13th wettest year ever, so far. We have three more months to get 11.67″ of rain which would break the record. Now, it is harder to get heavy rain during the fall and winter, so we shall see. More rain is likely this week and it could bring us to top 10.
We have a big fall change on the way this week after more summer like days. Let’s go day by day.
We are starting with Tropical Storm Narda which is southwest of Mexico. Why? Well, this will add moisture to the fall change and may have an impact on our weather.
SUNDAY: We return to a summer like air mass with highs in the low to mid 80s. A south breeze 10-25 mph will help. A snowstorm will be ongoing in the northern Rockies and it is that colder air that will slowly head this way.
MONDAY: It is going to be a steam bath with highs getting close to 90°. Again, a south breeze at 10-25 mph will help. It will be 35° in Billings, MT.
TUESDAY: We are still going to be very warm and humid as the fall change gets closer. 48° in Valentine, NE. Also, notice the very heavy rain and thunderstorms across the western Plains to northern Wisconsin. This is being enhanced by moisture from Tropical Storm Narda.
WEDNESDAY: The cold front is sagging through and our temperatures will drop from the 70s to 60s. Rain and thunderstorms will be increasing. The zone of rain still has the tropical connection.
THURSDAY: The band of rain may enhance for a time as the colder air seeps in. We will see temperatures in the 50s and 60s. If it rains more Thursday highs will be in the 50s. If the rain ends faster we will see highs in the 60s. Either way the fall change has arrived.
FRIDAY: Lows will likely be in the 40s for the first time this season. It is way overdue.
RAINFALL FORECAST THE NEXT 7 DAYS: Another 1″ to 4″ of rain is not out of the question. This would mostly occur between Tuesday night and Thursday. These amounts would take us to a top 10 wettest year ever.
Have a great week and go CHIEFS!