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Archive for Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thunderstorm passing through area

April 17, 2008

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Eastern Douglas County is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:30 p.m. Extreme southeastern Lawrence and Eudora are areas that will be impacted.

At 4 p.m. the National Weather Service received reports from trained weather spotters that a severe thunderstorm was producing quarter-size hail and one-inch hail near Clinton Lake and damaging winds up to 60 mph. The storm was 11 miles south of Lawrence and moving northeast at 50 mph.

The area includes the Kansas Turnpike near mile markers 196 and 203.

The National Weather Services advises people to take immediate cover if in the path of the storm. The storm is producing lightning as well.

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