THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PLEASANT HILL HAS EXTENDED THE
FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 600 AM CDT SUNDAY MORNING.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE EXITING
THE MISSOURI AND EASTERN KANSAS THIS MORNING. HOWEVER ANOTHER ROUND
OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED STARTING LATE THIS AFTERNOON IN
NORTHEAST KANSAS AND NORTHWEST MISSOURI AND OVERSPREADING EASTERN
KANSAS AND INTO WESTERN AND CENTRAL MISSOURI TONIGHT. RUN OFF FROM
THE RAIN THAT OCCURRED OVERNIGHT WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE FLOODING
PROBLEMS FOR A TIME THIS MORNING. THEN...WITH THE GROUND ALREADY
SATURATED FROM THE RAIN RECEIVED ON FRIDAY...CONDITIONS WILL BE
FAVORABLE FOR ADDITIONAL FLOODING OF CREEKS AND STREAMS TONIGHT.
I'd have loved to spend last night in the cabin with Mandy, but by the time I realized the rain was going to become a reality, I'd have gotten soaked just going back there. Every time I awoke in the night, it was still coming down steadily. Finally, just before sunup, it slowed to a sprinkle. So I took the flashlight out and checked the rain guage: 4 inches!!! I know the farmers hereabouts are rejoicing, because some of the crops were starting to look very much in need of moisture.