Rainfall Recap… It Was Needed

Tuesday, June 12, 2012: Rainfall Recap… We Needed It!

Good Tuesday morning, folks! 

It’s been a busy day in the weather center.  We’ve had a good crowd of about 20 4-H high school students for a weather tour, over the past couple of hours.  These kids were in from all over, with the statewide 4-H Teen Conference taking place at the University of Kentucky this week.

The cold front is pushing through central Kentucky right now, and as of 11:40 AM, no showers or thunderstorms have developed yet.  It is looking more and more like the thunderstorm chances will be pretty well restricted to southeastern Kentucky this afternoon. 

With that said, yesterday’s rain certainly helped alleviate some of our "dry" concerns.  We could use more, but yesterday’s 0.68" of rain in Lexington certainly helped, after a 1.23" shortage through the first 10 days of the new month.

Here are some local highlights.

On a regional level, the Ohio Valley and Midwest had numerous showers and thunderstorms, with Kansas City the regional winner at 1.37".

We’ll keep an eye on the radar as the front continues to slide through eastern Kentucky.  Spotty thunderstorms remain in our forecast for areas well to the south and east of Lexington this afternoon.  We’ll all be dry tomorrow.

Have a great day!


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