Bill a Hurricane; MO Does Not Need a Hurricane

Missouri radar. Image should update over time.

Missouri radar. Image should update over time.

As expected, TS Bill became Hurricane Bill today.  The projected path still has Bill turning northwestward in the next 24-48 hours and heading away from all landmasses until potentially interacting with Bermuda near the end of the week.  Of course, until it truly turns to the northwest, it’s worth keeping an eye on.

On the mainland, eastern KS, northern MO, and west-central IL are in for another round of heavy rain after experiencing the same yesterday.  As a result, flood watches and warnings are up throughout this area.  The cold front is moving extremely slowly, which is why the rain is found in generally the same area today as yesterday.  According to the KC climate station, the border city is already 2 inches above their normal rainfall for the month of August.  With such saturated soil, flooding should occur rather quickly.  Remember, “turn around, don’t drown.”  A bit of weather trivia: more people are killed each year by flooding than any other severe weather hazard. Stay safe!

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