Good morning bloggers,

Let’s begin with yesterday. There was only one severe thunderstorm that produced in the KC region yesterday.  Take a look at the severe storm reports from the SPC:

There were just 38 storm reports yesterday over the USA.  There will be much better chances of severe weather soon.  I am predicting an active month of April.  The signature part of this years pattern, that has produced significant severe weather in all of the first three cycles of this year’s LRC, will cycle through around April 10th and June 7th.

Rainfall is forecast to be near average this spring:

Spring & Summer Rainfall Predictions:

This weekend’s storm:

There is a split flow aloft right now. A strong southern branch is going to supply the pattern with energy to create the conditions for Sunday’s wet storm system.  Let’s see how this sets up, and how much cold air is trapped in.

Have a great day!

Gary Lezak

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  • Avatar Snow Miser says:

    Happy spring everyone!

    A bit off topic, but if anyone wants to watch a truly fascinating video, take 15 minutes of your time to watch this. It’s weather/climate related, though not for around here:

  • Avatar Hume Dude says:

    I am stocking fish in my pond April 10th, only day I have available. I guess I am tempting fate. Need a dry spell, I would take average precip this Spring and be very happy. However, we have had probably 3X the normal rainfall through the winter season. Now that Spring is kicking in and big thunderstorms, I have hard time seeing how the precip suddenly drops back to normal levels. l can see massive flooding problems in April and May, especially in southern half of MO

  • Avatar Samuel Jeffers says:

    Cold air will most likely be lacking yet again but definitely looks like a wet storm. Gary, what are you thoughts on a drought this summer?

  • Avatar Michael Casteel says:

    I recorded .30″ of rain up here in Maryville, MO. There was some big boomers that went west of town and I saw some pics on Facebook of people who lives in NW Nodaway County having up to 2″ hail! 24 degrees this morning! BRRRRRRRR! where’s that 74 degrees we had yesterday! LOL. Have a Blessed weekend Bloggers!

  • Avatar Christine Loftis says:

    when will the spring special air since it wasnt on last night at 630?

  • Avatar Urbanity says:

    Well two storms down and no moisture. Seeded yard hoping for a period of wet cool weather but the forecast never materialized. Doesn’t look promising for next one either, 6-14 forecast has us below average precip. This is why I was concerned about drought, I do not see how this pattern can produce significant precipitation in our area, seems there is a ridge in this area. I know KC and surrounding area in good shape, it’s a decent pattern for the turnpike eastward.

  • Avatar Ted in STJOE says:


  • Avatar Shoedog says:

    Weather and CotonaVirus

    The University of Maryland mapped severe COVID-19 outbreaks with local weather patterns around the world, from the US to China. They found that the virus thrives in a certain temperature and humidity channel. “The researchers found that all cities experiencing significant outbreaks of COVID-19 have very similar winter climates with an average temperature of 41 to 52 degrees Fahrenheit, an average humidity level of 47% to 79% with a narrow east-west distribution along the same 30–50 N” latitude”, said the University of Maryland.

    Whole article on multiple factors involve here. Very interesting.

    Without Sports statistics it leaves Weather and Coronavirus statistics.

  • Avatar Mike Holm says:

    I would say the above average track should extend through Wyoming and Colorado to join the Kansas and Oklahoma above average areas. SW Colorado not included, only the central mountains and above. NE colorado and NW Kansas not included.

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