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Mid-Missouri set to experience dry spell following record rain

After one of the wettest 8 day stretches in over 5 years, Mid-Missouri is finally going to get a break in the rain department. Typically the first week of May sparks an increase in severe weather, but this year we’ll see a quiet weather pattern that will take us through most of next week. .

Since April 26, Columbia Regional Airport picked up 9.08 inches of rain, which led to the flooding along numerous rivers and creeks. As this system exits stage right through the evening, ridging aloft will build into Mid-Missouri leading to plenty of sunshine through the next week.

The Climate Prediction Center out of Maryland has Mid-Missouri seeing a 50 percent chance of below average precipitation through the middle of the month. This will allow many area rivers to finally fall below flood stage and back into normal territory.

While we weren’t as wet as parts of Southern Missouri, the dry spell for all of us is really good news.

Here’s some rainfall totals from across Mid-Missouri since April 26.

– Monroe City – 5.46 inches

– Auxvasse – 7.37 inches

– Columbia (Sanborn Field) – 8.10 inches

– Green Ridge – 5.53 inches

– Vandalia – 6.45 inches

– Versailles – 8.38 inches

– Williamsburg – 7.26 inches

– Jefferson City – 8.47 inches

– Sedalia – 5.95 inches

– Rolla – 10.29 inches

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