Temperatures continue the Spring roller coaster, our high for the past week was a warm 85° and our low temperature was 31° with a bit of frost on Saturday morning. We received a total of 2.56 inches of rain this week; areas to our north in the Mark Twain Lake area received 6+ inches of rain. The big rivers are well above flood stage with some areas cresting just 3 feet shy of all time records. Remember the National Weather Service tag “Turn Around don’t Drown”.
Our outlook for the coming week looks mild for Monday with temperatures in the 60’s , then slightly cooler days in the 50’s until late in the week, 60’s look to return late in the week. Showers and storms look likely Tuesday and then Friday into Saturday; at this time I am not expecting any severe weather.
Managed my second storm chase this year this past Wednesday, observing storms in and near California, MO as well as Tipton, MO. Both storms were unique with the first storm near California; MO showing me a nice wall cloud and was tornado warned at times. The second storm also gave me a nice wall cloud for 10-15 minutes before weakening while moving north of the warm front.