Big Chiefs Game, Big Weather Changes

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Good Sunday bloggers,

We had 0.34″ of rain at KCI on Saturday and that rainfall amount took us to a top 10 wettest year. We have moved into 9th place all time in recorded history with 49.91″ of rain so far. The 10th wettest year was in 1977, the year of the major Plaza flood. The big flood year of 1993 ranks 6th. We still have three months to go and we will be climbing up the list.

Today a weather system will be tracking northwest to southeast across the region. It is a bit disorganized today as the thicker moisture is south as the system comes in from the north. So, the heaviest rain and thunderstorms today will be found along and south of I-44. We will see lots of clouds and perhaps a sprinkle or brief light shower. Highs will be around 60°.

This means great football weather for the Colts vs. Chiefs tonight. Temperatures will be around 60° for tailgating with a sprinkle possible. It will drop to the upper 50s for kick off and low 50s by the end of the game. If the sky clears faster it will be in the 40s by the end of the game, but at least there will be little to no wind.

The week will start with some fantastic fall weather. Then, Wednesday-Friday will see some big weather changes. A strong storm and strong cold front will track into the Plains. A snowstorm is possible in the northern Plains, while we have a chance for heavy rain and thunderstorms followed by the chance for our first freeze/frost. The average first freeze date is around October 20th, so yes this would be about a week early.

Have a great week and GO CHIEFS!

Jeff Penner

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Jeff , serious question. Do you think there will ever be a 72 hour period with no precipitation near KCI? I mean ever, will it ever happen in our lifetimes?

KS Jones
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For this area 25 miles north of Manhattan:
October 1: Got 1” of rain.
October 2: Got 0.75″ of rain.
October 4: Got 0.8″ of rain.
October 5: Got 1.25″ of rain.
October rainfall: 3.8”
Precipitation ytd: 49.77″

Mike H
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Mike H

.68 in Gladstone, it poured a couple of times for about 5 minutes each

Jeff
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Jeff

A true fall weather weekend. Go chiefs !

thetophat
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thetophat

The key to the huge 1993 flood is #7 was the year before……………..that, I would think, has to be the most precip in a two year period in KC ever…………..

Andrew H
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Andrew H

Thanks Jeff !
So, possibly heavy rain here Wednesday or Thursday ?

steve p
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steve p

thanks for clarifying Jeff. when you had 63 on there, I thought it was your prediction for number of points we will score tonight. then I thought, no maybe only 45 or so……

I was on the western slope near Silverthorn Friday night when the system that brought us the Sat rain was moving thru. we had 45-50mph 45 degree winds and knew it was headed our way. but the wildlife was preparing for fall and winter you could tell. fall is here.

Jobu
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Jobu

Jeff – you mentioned heavy rain, what’s it looking like amount wise?

The new LRC begins tonight!

North Wind
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North Wind

GFS shows us getting dangerously close to some flurries next week when that strong cold front comes in. Far northern MO/Iowa/Nebraska border looks to get it, but that’s very close already.

North Wind
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North Wind

I take that back… the new 12z GFS run has north KC metro in the flurries next weekend!

Stl78(winona, mn)
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Stl78(winona, mn)

Northern MN/ND looks like it could get hammered by snow. Models continue to wobble obviously. If this were to verify there would b a ton of powr outages as most trees still have their leaves. Ill b in vegas on wed and unfortunately temps look a bit cool, at least for vegas standards.

Mr. Pete
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Mr. Pete

First?

Johnny
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Johnny

Don’t tell kurt in st Joe and willy in Topeka how wet it is. They aren’t having it

Roger
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Roger

Record to near-record warm September for the Wichita NWS Forecast Area!

https://www.weather.gov/ict/2019_warmsep

Hockeynut69
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Hockeynut69

Got close to an inch yesterday as we had two rounds where it came down hard. And a few rounds of moderate rain. Glad I got my outdoor activities completed early before the rain. The sun came out in time to take Homecoming photos, so the timing of it all was great. New seed is popping up and leaves are starting to change. Go Chiefs!!!