Hearne: Happy Halloween, Kansas City’s Drought May Be About To End

For most Kansas Citians, it’s been a storybook fall….

Beautiful weather, blue skies, bone dry outdoor festivals, flawless fall football foilage and no dashing in and out of rainstorms. It would have been the perfect year for public television station KCPT to ressurect its drenched-to-death, black tie TV Dinner fundraiser at Liberty Memorial.

Oh well, too late now.

For locals without yards to water and outdoor plants to try and keep from death’s door, it was the best of the best.

That said, in real life, it’s been one of the worst falls in Kansas City ever.

"It’s the third dryest fall ever from September st to now," says Channel 41 weather dude Gary Lezak. "And if it continues, it could be the dryest."

Not so fast, there’s still hope…

"I see some patterns developing according to my LRC theory," Lezak says. "We are developing a new weather pattern that’s very unique. One that has never happened before and will continue into the winter and the spring. So just because it’s dry right now doesn’t mean it will continue into the winter and the spring."

Here’s the deal.

"In the next two weeks there are going to be two storm systems that I’m expecting," Lezak says. "The first one will be this week and they should break the dry spell."

How bad is it?

"Well, we’ve had 1.3 inches of rain since September 1st and September is supposed to be the second or third wettest month of the year," Lezak says. "Compare that to the 8.5 inches we had last year. Everything this fall’s been beautiful, so it’s been the best fall Kansas City’s ever had, but it’s been the worst for the farmers and your lawn."

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3 Responses to Hearne: Happy Halloween, Kansas City’s Drought May Be About To End

  1. Chet Gristler says:

    huh??
    “That said, in real life, it’s been one of the worst falls in Kansas City ever.” Speak for yourself — in my real life this fall has been one of the best I can remember.

  2. chuck says:

    That pic of the desert, is way cool.
    Monument Valley?

  3. Orphan of the Road says:

    Once upon a time a weatherman served a real purpose
    He’d wear a Texaco Service Station Attendant’s uniform (Lezak would look absolutely fabulous in one, with the bow tie) or he would play piano for Kousin Ken’s Kartoon Karnival, Maybe tell you that on 4 out of 10 days on this day it rains.

    Tune in at 10pm when I tell you in what direction the sun will rise tomorrow.

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