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Archive for Sunday, June 8, 2008

Severe Thunderstorm Warning expires

Rains Delay Wakarusa Performances

Douglas, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. As of 7:16 p.m., 876 people in Douglas County were without power

June 8, 2008, 6:20 p.m. Updated June 8, 2008, 8:45 p.m.

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Severe Weather Update, June 8, 2008

Douglas, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Enlarge video

The severe thunderstorm warning for all of Douglas County expired at 7 p.m. another warning for those living in southern Douglas County and northern Franklin County has expired as well.

A flash flood warning has also been issued for Douglas County and east-central Kansas.

As of 7:16 p.m., 876 people in Douglas County were without power.

Performances at Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival are in a rain delay. Around 6 p.m., organizers were watching the radar to see whether the skies would clear.

Douglas, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m., 6News meteorologist Sarah Jones said. Currently, Douglas County is experiencing 40-50 mph winds, heavy rain and a lot of lightning. Pea-sized hail also is falling.

Jones said the conditions will continue for about 30 minutes locally and then clear, but there is another chance for thunderstorms and heavy rain as we head into Monday morning.

There was a power surge on the west side of Lawrence. Power was out for about 30 seconds and then returned.

Comments

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 6 months ago

Just got back from Wakarusa. Grisman put on a great show, but it was shortened because of the rain delay. It was in the big tent, where I weathered the storm. It rained hard with lots of lightning and wind for about 40 minutes.The Avett Brothers are probably about to finish up, and Split Lip will close things out. They stop at 11.

notajayhawk 6 years, 6 months ago

Nice of them to extend the warning - especially as 7:00 is almost the precise moment when the skies opened down here!!!

bearded_gnome 6 years, 6 months ago

Normie,you got batteries it seems. ***nota, you back with the living?

notajayhawk 6 years, 6 months ago

Aaaaand, I think it's time to sign off. Bye for now!

notajayhawk 6 years, 6 months ago

Yep, still here, nothing going on down here now except for a light rain and some rumbling. It came down pretty good before but passed by pretty fast.

unklemonkey 6 years, 6 months ago

Just came back from Wakarusa. It was really bad out there for a while. All the performances are being moved to the big tent, so I don't know who is playing when, but David Grisman was starting when I left.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 6 months ago

much flooding in several locations, most what you'd expect like n. 2nd and train tracks. many traffic lights out. many power lines arcing/down. if you can, just stay home! and, remember lightning safety: stay away from metalic objects, stay off the corded phone, don't take a shower, etc. pretty good hail and wind at the beginning of the storm. of course, gnomedog is really scared. he was from twenty minutes before storm's arrival. more weather may be coming.

Chris Bohling 6 years, 6 months ago

Dang it, I really wanted to go out to Wakfest and see Zappa plays Zappa.

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