Thursday, October 22, 2009

Strong Storm System

A very strong storm system is affecting us right now and has been since Tuesday. I havnt had time to blog for over two weeks now, so here we go. This Storm moved into the west coast last week and developed and kicked out into the Plains and strengthened. It brought in a band of rain and thunderstorms Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Most of the day Wednesday was dry until late in the afternoon and early evening when rain began spreading in. The rain finally tapered this evening to some drizzle. The drizzle may continue through Friday morning.

Take a look at the current surface map below. I drew in the fronts:

As you can see the storm is now centered over central Missouri and cold ar is being wrapped around the back side of it. Winds will pick up overnight as temperatures fall into the low to mid 40's. The chance of light rain/mist will continue overnight and into Friday morning especially across northeastern Kansas and northern Missouri as the counterclockwise circulation wraps around us.

There has been a lot of rain already with Trenton picking up over 2.5" of rain and St. Joseph recieving 2.3" of rain. Now what about the weather for Friday? Since we will on the backside of the storm, some showers and drizzle is possible tomorrow morning with temperatures not making it out of the mid 40's and blustery winds. Skies should clear by Friday evening and lows overnight Friday will likely be near freezing.

I will try to update the blog everyday form now on. There are a couple more storms systems on the horizon that I will discuss later.

Alex Pickman


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