...Heavy Rain and Flooding Impact the Region...
A very warm and moist airmass overspread Missouri and adjacent eastern Kansas on Wednesday, setting the stage for heavy rainfall and widespread thunderstorms during the evening and overnight hours. A few thunderstorms during the late afternoon and early evening produced dime to quarter size hail, but the main weather story yet again was locally heavy rainfall. Rainfall amounts across the Northland of Kansas City averaged nearly an inch and a half, resulting in serious urban flooding problems around the evening rush hour. Heavy rainfall then spread eastward, with amounts around two inches common along the Missouri River including Lafayette, Saline and Chariton counties. With precipitation running much above normal through mid April, these amounts led to another round of minor to moderate river flooding across many of the rivers and tributaries across central Missouri.
Severe Weather Reports For April 23rd
H = Large Hail, W = Wind Gust
Precipitation Map For April 23rd-24th (as of 9AM CDT)
Precipitation map created at 9 AM CDT April 24th. Data includes real-time DCP gauges, ALERT gauges, co-operative observers and airport METAR observations. Also, please visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service webpage for river forecasts and warnings.