Sunday June 2nd… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing post will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials)😉
Here Comes The Rain Again…More Flooding For The Plains And Mississippi Valley
Yet another cold core system will meander eastward from California producing more unwanted, locally heavy rainfall in the soggy Plains and Mississippi Valley area this weak. While much weaker than prior spring systems, the thing will be much slower moving through the area; thus, producing a big flooding threat. Here is what we see on the meteorological models by Monday:
Remnants of storms from the Front Range area will already be moistening up the western Plains.
The cold upper low will be moving through the Rockies bringing return flow moisture back into the Plains:
To get a good idea of how wet the weather pattern will be this week we can look at products by the Weather Prediction Center. Here is a potential total rainfall map along with current flood conditions from various gauges across the region:
Blowing up this map all can see that the forecast news is not good:
We could easily see more than three inches in a wide zone around the Mississippi River, which will prolong a period of suffering there this year. Where is a strong, hot ridge when you really need it?
Severe storms with the potential for tornadoes will also be a threat. Here is a Storm Prediction Center outlook for Monday:
The forecast setup doesn’t look quite as volatile as earlier last week because the jet will be weaker, but I’m sure that at least a few storms will spawn tornadoes and large hail.
We will keep tabs on this situation as the first week of June rolls along.
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