Last night was the first time we had a nice "spring" storm. The cold front that has been draped over the central plains for the past 5 days or so finally got a little push and made its way slowly through Missouri. We experienced some rain throughout the day, some moderate, but it came to an end by the afternoon.
At 6:30 the line of storms started to approach the area bringing with it heavy rain and lightning. AT 7:15, a beautiful shelf cloud came through...I didn't have my camera, so no picture. The upward lift and resulting condensation was awesome to watch as it passed over the house. The winds were doing some wicked things within the cloud.
5 Day Total / April Total So Far
1.99" / 4.28".....At MO-CW-1: 1.7 Mi. SSE Fulton
2.93" / 5.61".....At MO-CW-5: 0.3 Mi. ESE Auxvasse
As mentioned before, this front has been draped over the nation's mid section for 5 days or so (not sure when it started), bringing with it some drenching rain for some, and even some snow for others.
Here is the current 7 day precip total for Missouri:
The front is not over impacting the state. It will begin to lift northward again tomorrow and impact our area with a warm front, bringing more chances for rain and storms through Friday. I will update then with a total precip for this event, and post the April Water Report.