Friday, April 11, 2014
Burn Scars and weekend rains
The National Weather Service in Topeka sent out this satellite picture earlier in the week showing the burn scars over the Flint Hills from the recent controlled burns. It brings back memories of when I was a kid growing up on the farm/ranch and we'd do some controlled burning. It was always an adrenaline rush (much like storm chasing) because you had to help keep the fire contained. We'd be out there with old wet mattress pads and buckets of water to do our best at keeping the flames under control. And you tried not to inhale more than your fair share of smoke either.
We are still on track for some rain this weekend. There will also be a chance for thunderstorms too, which isn't a surprise considering the time of year. The chance is somewhat isolated for Saturday, but thunderstorms that develop will have a chance of producing some large hail. The highest likelihood of that happening is over northern Kansas (where the Storm Prediction Center has drawn a slight risk). Any severe storms Sunday will be in eastern Kansas (see the day 3 image) and should be spotty (at least the severe stuff). Computer models give us some decent rainfall (more than just a spit) out of this weekend storm. Take a look at the forecast rainfall amounts from one computer projection this weekend. Not a drought buster, but if we get over .50", count your lucky stars. We are in bad need of rain right now.
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