Archive for Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Douglas, surrounding counties

August 19, 2009, 7:20 p.m. Updated August 19, 2009, 11:15 p.m.

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11:14 p.m.Heavy rain and potentially damaging winds are moving through the area as the line of storms passes. 50 mile per hour winds have been reported at the Douglas County Municipal Airport. There are currently no severe weather warnings in the area.

7:20 p.m. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of northeast Kansas, including Lawrence and Douglas County, until 3 a.m.

The watch covers Jefferson, Douglas, Franklin and Shawnee counties, among other. According to the National Weather Service, the primary threat is from large hail and damaging winds, however a threat of tornadoes does exist.

Stay with LJWorld.com for all the latest severe weather information.

Comments

maxcrabb 5 years, 8 months ago

Lots of crazy wind out on the southern edge of Iowa street by the SLT. Sheets of rain, and plenty of lightning. My idea of late night entertainment!

Curtis Lange 5 years, 8 months ago

Douglas County Municipal Airport? o.O Since when?

bearded_gnome 5 years, 8 months ago

at the Douglas County Municipal Airport. There are currently no severe weather warnings in the area.

---Curtis, maybe they mean the Vinland international airport?

I think all the hoopla is done for a while...more later. yippee. I just love being awakened at 3;48a.m.!

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