Winter weather information
March 12, 2006, Storm
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The National Weather Service has issued another severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County through 7:15 p.m. as a storm appears to be headed in the direction of Baldwin and Eudora.
The weather service reports that Doppler radar has indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter-sized hail and bringing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph was mving into southeastern Douglas County.
About 6:30 p.m., the storm was about 12 miles southwest of Baldwin, or about six miles northwest of Ottawa, moving northeast at 55 mph. Baldwin and Eudora were in the path of the storm, according to the weather service.
Douglas County remains under a tornado watch through 10 p.m.
Lawrence was under a severe thunderstorm warning during the afternoon. Lawrence Police took to the streets of Lawrence shortly after 1 p.m. , warning residents to take shelter from a second storm of the day approaching the city - the city's tornado alarm system was not functioning. However, Douglas County sirens were returned to service about 1:25 p.m.
The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning through 2 p.m. for all of Douglas County County. A weather spotter has reported produce quarter-sized hail about eight miles northwest of Ottawa. At 1:16 p.m., radar showed that the storm was nine miles west of Baldwin, about eight miles northwest of Ottawa, moving northeast at 50 mph.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning at 12:27 p.m. for northwestern Franklin County and eastern Osage County, as well as northwestern Coffey County.
Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist, said Leavenworth County had two tornado warnings today, one this morning and one this afternoon.
Wyandotte County had two tornado warnings this afternoon, with the second one ending at 2:45 p.m.
More details as they become available.