Friday, September 10, 2010

Rain Numbers

The rain continues to fall across the KFVS viewing area. Some of the totals that have come in to the National Weather Service are pretty good. Generally we have had rain anywhere from 0.5" to over 4".

Below is a summary of rainfall totals from the National Weather Service.

MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR
SOUTHEAST MO/SOUTHERN IL/SOUTHWEST IN/WEST KY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
948 AM CDT FRI SEP 10 2010

VALUES REPRESENT HIGHS YESTERDAY...LOWS OVER THE LAST 12 HOURS
AND PRECIPITATION OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 6AM CST/7AM CDT

.BR PAH 0910 CS DH00/TAIRZX/DH06/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ
:
:........................................................
: STATION MAX / MIN / 24-HR
: NAME TEMP/ TEMP / PRECIP
:........................................................
:
PAH : PADUCAH ASOS : 74 / 62 / 2.21
EVV : EVANSVILLE ASOS : 78 / 61 / 0.12
CGI : CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS : 72 / 62 / 2.18
POF : POPLAR BLUFF ASOS : 69 / 62 / 4.80
MDH : CARBONDALE ASOS : 73 / 64 / 0.99
OWB : OWENSBORO AWSS : 79 / 64 / 0.09
:
.END
.BR PAH 0910 C DH07/TAIRZX/TAIRZN/PPDRZZ
:
: COOPERATIVE OBSERVATIONS
: OBS MAX MIN
:ID LOCATION TIME TEMP TEMP PCPN
BRKI2: BROOKPORT DAM : DH0600/ 75 / 63 / 1.55
CAOI2: CAIRO : DH0600/ 74 / 61 / 2.55
GCTI2: GRAND CHAIN DAM : DH0600/ 73 / 63 / 2.70
GRLI2: GRAYVILLE : DH0700/ 77 / 56 / 0.21
MCRI2: MOUNT CARMEL : DH0800/ 77 / 59 / 0.12
MVNI2: MOUNT VERNON IL : DH0700/ 72 / 59 / 0.47
SMLI2: SMITHLAND DAM : DH0600/ 76 / 63 / 0.86
MTVI3: MOUNT VERNON IN : DH0600/ 74 / 64 / 0.11
STDI3: STENDAL : DH0630/ 81 / 55 / 0.19
KNLK2: KENLAKE RESORT : DH0600/ 75 / 61 / 0.53
PDNK2: PROVIDENCE : DH0600/ 80 / 63 / 0.26
CLRM7: CLEARWATER DAM : DHM / M / M / 2.10
JACM7: JACKSON : DH0700/ 70 / 61 / M
DNIM7: DONIPHAN : DH0600/ 68 / 57 / M
PPBM7: POPLAR BLUFF : DH0700/ 69 / 61 / 3.70
SKSM7: SIKESTON : DH0700/ 73 / 64 / 2.50
WPPM7: WAPPAPELLO DAM : DH0730/ 68 / 51 / 3.72
.END


THESE DATA ARE PRELIMINARY AND HAVE NOT UNDERGONE FINAL QUALITY
CONTROL BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER /NCDC/. THEREFORE...
THESE DATA ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION. FINAL AND CERTIFIED CLIMATE DATA
CAN BE ACCESSED AT WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV.

How do you spell?

How do you spell relief? Today I spell it R-A-I-N. That's right. The sound you hear going down your gutters isn't the sound of squirrels sliding down the downspout. It is honest to goodness rain. Something a large part of the KFVS viewing area hasn't seen in days, weeks, and even months.

We can thank the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine for the steady rain we have had falling across the area today and in to tonight.

I haven't gotten a chance to see rainfall totals in from across southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, western Kentucky, northwest Tennessee, or northeast Arkansas tonight, but I can give you a look at what the doppler radar in Paducah, Ky is detecting. This is a look at the rainfall estimates for across the area. Often times, in tropical rain events the radar can underestimate the amount of rain that has fallen across the area.


The radar is estimating perhaps over 2 inches of rain has fallen over parts of southeast Missouri through 12:17am CT Friday.

As I am typing this, I can hear a little bit of thunder in the distance. I have to admit, it sounds pretty good. I won't have to turn on the rainfall sound app on my iPhone tonight to get to sleep. I can use the real thing instead.

The other thing the remnants of Hermine has done for the area is dramatically drop our temperatures. Here is a list of official high temperatures for around the area:
  • Cape Girardeau, Mo 72 - The 72 in Cape Girardeau was the coolest high temperature since May 15, 2010 or 117 days.
  • Carbondale, Il 73 - The 73 in Carbondale was the coolest high temperature since May 20, 2010 or 112 days.
  • Paducah, Ky 74 - The 74 in Paducah was the coolest high temperature since May 20, 2010 or 112 days.
  • Poplar Bluff, Mo 68 - The 68 in Poplar Bluff was the coolest high temperature since May 10, 2010 or 123 days.
I was just glancing over a couple computer models that can look out over the next 10-16 days and I am not seeing any BIG surges of heat returning to the area. Yes, there is a chance for a few 90's across the southern half of the area next week, but I am not seeing anything above that. Perhaps we have turned the corner? We shall see...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tornado Watch #652

The Storm Prediction Center has issued Tornado Watch #652 for parts of the Missouri bootheel, eastern Arkansas, and western Tennessee. The watch is in effect until 11:00pm CT Thursday night.


The main threat from any storms that develop will be the possibility of a tornado, large hail, and damaging winds in excess of 60mph. Storms are expected to move slightly south of east at 28mph.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Severe Thunderstorm Watch #643

The Storm Prediction Center has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch #643 that includes parts of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. The watch is in effect until midnight Friday.


Some Missouri cities included in the watch are Annapolis, Centerville, Chesterfield, Farmington, Fredericktown, Ste. Genevieve, St. Charles, St. Louis, Wentzville, and in Illinois: Champaign, Chester, Sparta, and Springfield.

Damaging winds and large hail will be the main severe weather threats from the storms.

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