Another grey day for many, but warmer than yesterday. There really isn’t a lot to highlight in today’s briefing, as we’ll continue in this cycle of off and on showers for the next 24 hours. Any rain is good rain, as far behind as we are (see our Prepare 2023 post for today for just how dry it is across the state). Her’s a look at forecast rain totals by the time the system exits — this is for the three days ending Friday evening.
While we’ll take what we can get, for the bulk of the state a few days of an inch a day or so would be so welcome!
Prepare 2023 Continues
Irony abounds in today’s topic, as we’re talking about the chance for another busy fire season on a grey, drizzly day. But the region where we expect it to be worst, southwest Kansas, is getting almost nothing out of the weather systems as they pass — trace amounts at best the next 3 days. Warmer, more windy weather is on the way for sure, and conditions will be right for fires soon. Be aware of the role you play in preventing and reporting these fires — check it out here.
We’re All Weather Spotters
Some have just had more training. The NWS offices across the state are doing classes in each county that show you just what to look for, what to report (they want to know about much more then large hail, damaging wind and tornadoes), and how to get your report to them. Here’s a map that shows when the class is for your county. For the classes conducted by Wichita NWS, we are sharing our experiences and what we learned during the Andover tornado last year.