Archive for Saturday, December 27, 2008

Severe weather passes

December 27, 2008, 4:12 a.m. Updated December 27, 2008, 7:11 a.m.


7:10 a.m.

Power is mostly restored to Douglas County. Only one household each in Douglas and Jefferson counties is without power.

5:21 a.m.

No major reports of damage following the severe thunderstorm warning and tornado watch. Police mentioned arcing lines, a fallen tree in Eudora and a few minor traffic accidents, though they may not be connected to the storm.

Westar is reporting more than 450 households without power.

4:14 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of eastern Kansas, including Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson and Leavenworth counties. The tornado watch is in effect until 5 a.m. Saturday.

At 3:53 a.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was issued. The storm, capable of producing quarter-size hail and gusts of 60 mph, is moving across Kansas at 75 mph. Shortly before 4, the storm was 22 miles west of Ottawa, moving northeast. The thunderstorm warning lasts until 4:30 a.m., and is expected to affect Douglas and Franklin counties.

The bulletin lists the following locations as those expected to be affected by the storm: Ottawa, Centropolis, Globe, Rantoul, Lone Star, Clinton, Clinton Lake, Pleasant Grove, Baldwin City, Clinton State Park, Wellsville, Vinland, southeast Lawrence and Eudora. The Kansas Turnpike, between mile markers 200 and 206 is listed, as is Interstate 35, between mile markers 158 and 199

The National Weather Service warns that severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes quickly.


hujiko 9 years, 4 months ago

Wow, we have gotten lots of lightning and rain for sure, too bad their isn't much bass rocking the house, thunder rules.

trinity 9 years, 4 months ago

cool, spring t storm in late december! we have gotten mostly missed down here in richmond, so far. rain&some lightning and thunder, nothing too intense.

Terry Bush 9 years, 4 months ago

Looking outside at the trees and deck, etc., there is ice on everything. Neighbors ever green trees are bent in half. Can't tell for sure, but it doesn't look like the roads are icy. Any news on that?

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 4 months ago

"Only one household each in Douglas and Jefferson counties is without power."Whoa... these people should meet.

RKLOG 9 years, 4 months ago

“Only one household each in Douglas and Jefferson counties is without power.”Yep, sounds like destiny.

starznbarz 9 years, 3 months ago

I am in Franklin County ( Wellsville) and got hit bad by this storm. A micro burst or tornado destroyed our barn and fencing. It was terrible. Just like the wizzard of oz.

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