Archive for Monday, August 17, 2009

Flood warning in effect for Leavenworth County

Concerns primarily over Stranger Creek

August 17, 2009, 6:04 a.m. Updated August 17, 2009, 1:45 p.m.


4:59 p.m. The flash flood warning has expired. A flood warning remains in effect for Leavenworth County, primarily as a threat of Stranger Creek.

1:44 p.m. The flood advisory has expired. The flash flood warning for Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties remains in effect until 4:30 p.m.

12:08 p.m. The flood advisory for Douglas County lasts until 12:45 p.m.

More rain is expected this afternoon.

11:11 a.m. We've had nearly 2.5" of rain since last night, according to 6News Meteorologist Ashley Meenen.

All that rain has led to road flooding, including on U.S. Highway 59 at Baldwin Junction. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports that at least one lane is flooded and KDOT is en route.

10:49 a.m. Since Saturday night, Lawrence has seen about 3" of rain, putting us more than 8" above what is normal by this time in the year.

6News Meteorologist Alex Harrington said any additional rainfall will quickly exacerbate the potential for flooding.

A flood advisory remains in effect for Douglas and Jefferson counties. The flash flood warning now covers Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties.

9:43 a.m. Some precipitation totals to pass along for Lawrence. Since last night, at the Lawrence Airport, 1.44" of rain was reported. There's also a report of 1.56" of rain in that same time period in west Lawrence. Those number are as of 9 a.m. It's continued to rain — and heavy at times — since then.

8:59 a.m. At 8:54 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Leavenworth County as heavy rainfall fell across an area already saturated by rain.

The warning remains in effect until 3 p.m. According to the weather service, three-quarters of an inch of rain has already fallen with more rain expected this morning and afternoon.

Some areas expected to see flash flooding include Basehor, Bonner Springs, Tonganoxie and points north and east.

8:50 a.m. The flood advisory has been extended to 9:45 a.m. as heavy rains continue to fall across the area.

While there are no severe storms in this area, the storm has prompted severe thunderstorm warnings in south-central Kansas.

6:04 a.m. The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee counties.

The advisory is set to expire at 9:00 a.m.

A large cluster of thunderstorms is moving across the area, producing heavy rainfall that could cause flooding in low-lying areas. The advisory includes the Kansas Turnpike between mile markers 176 and 206.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.


kusp8 8 years, 8 months ago

Ruuunnnnnnnn! ....or rather, Swiiiimmmmmmm!

cellogrl 8 years, 8 months ago

Does anyone know if Baldwin Junction is still flooded?

Weather_Watcher 8 years, 8 months ago

For running rain totals and related information head to Lawrence's only live weather web page.

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