On Friday and Saturday night we had storms move through our area. Between the two nights we had 5 1/4 inches of rain in our rain gauge. On Saturday night the storm started about 9:30, with small wind damage in our area but parts of Kansas City had widespread wind damage and power outage. Some reports said the storms packed winds between 70-75 miles per hour with lightning, heavy rain and scattered hail. We had the rain, didn’t hear any hail. After the storm on Friday night we had lots of leaves in the pool so kind of think we had more wind then on Saturday night. Kansas city didn’t far so well with winds toppling trees, knocking down power lines and damaging homes and businesses. The severe weather canceled several events on Saturday night including Boulevardia, Funk Fest and a Willie Nelson concert. Kansas City Power & Light reported …
We have had a lot of rain this spring with even more days of clouds than rain. Today it was about 65 and lots of sun. Hershey was enjoying being outside lying in the warm sun while he watched the cats who live behind us. With the warm weather, we have also been able to enjoy the fountain.  
. . . and it looks like it will be colder tomorrow. These are the air temperatures and wind chills for tomorrow here in Kansas City. Schools have been announcing their closures for tomorrow since about 5:00 p.m. so the kids won’t have to stand out waiting for buses that may never come because they can’t get them started. Until the last two years, I never remember them closing schools because of the wind chills but think that it is probably a good idea. I am finally getting over my week-long (in the bed) cold, so I don’t plan on getting out in this arctic chill. I still have a bad cough so going to take care not to have a set back.
Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we’ve no place to go, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! We got our first snow of the winter last night. It was only about an inch but it made everything pretty. Steve shoveled the driveway instead of getting out the snow blower.
The grasses in the backyard blow in the wind all winter and are so pretty. On this day a light snow fell which made the blades bend. ““““““““““““““““““““
Steve had thought it was warm enough to start-up the fountains but it wasn’t when the night temps dropped to almost 32 degrees.  
As we sailed along we came upon a storm. We stood on our balcony and watched as the rain moved in and as we passed it a rainbow appeared.
This is our lime tree, it’s has bloomed but so far no limes. This is the new rain barrel so far it hasn’t rained enough to get much water in it. In fact, people are saying the barrel is the reason we’re not getting rain.
We are 4+ inches short of rain this year and 5+ inches short last year so we really needed some rain. We got a tad over a quarter of an inch which is a lot more than we have had in months. Looking at this radar picture you would have thought we would have gotten more.
We traveled up to Richfield for Samantha’s 6th Birthday Party and Dance Recital onMay 2. We saw 25 cars off the road, 4 cars abandoned on the side of the road and 12 plows putting out chemical and clear the roads. Mason City MN had 6-8 inches of snowthat morning. By the time we got to the snow area the roads were clear and dry.
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