Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rainfall totals and severe chances Saturday

Rainfall totals ending at 7 a.m. Thursday:
Salina: 1.19"
Dodge City: 0.93"
Wichita Eisenhower: 0.89"
Concordia: 0.89"
Newton: 0.86"
Smith Center: 0.79"
Emporia: 0.71"
Jabara Airport: 0.62"
Russell: 0.61"
Liberal: 0.41"
Great Bend: 0.41"
Winfield: 0.38"
Goodland: 0.37"
Hill City: 0.36"
Medicine Lodge: 0.32"
Elkhart: 0.27"
Pratt: 0.19"
Garden City: 0.18"

The setup going into the weekend will favor scattered storms from southwest into central Kansas for Friday night - Saturday morning. If you recall last weekend, we had storms that moved across most of the state early Saturday. That actually helped to delay the onset of the afternoon storms and reduce the overall severe potential.

Take a look at our Future Track model for Saturday morning. It is once again showing some scattered storms into Saturday morning (which will likely not be severe). So the question will be, how fast do those storms move out before the afternoon ones develop? It's looking more like the storms Saturday afternoon will be hail and wind producers, but considering the time of year and the wind speeds higher up in the atmosphere, an isolated tornado will remain possible. Once the storms fire up, they will move east at roughly 30 to 40 mph. Still looks like all of the storms will be gone by Sunday with dry weather to finish off the weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the rain fall totals! The farmer husband really appreciates the info. ;)

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