Archive for Sunday, July 12, 2009

All severe weather warnings and watches expire; few power outages linger

Another round of storms possible this evening

July 12, 2009, 5:52 a.m. Updated July 12, 2009, 3:31 p.m.


3:30 p.m.

Power has been fully restored in Leavenworth County, while six Douglas County customers are without power.

2:25 p.m.

According to Westar Energy, six customers in Douglas County and 60 in Leavenworth County remain without power.

1:05 p.m.

At 1:05 p.m., Westar Energy reported eight Douglas County customers and 65 Leavenworth County customers left without power.

12:05 p.m.

After a morning that included heavy rain and strong winds across northeast Kansas, Westar Energy is reporting more than 100 power outages in the region.

As of 12:05 p.m., 13 Douglas County customers and 94 Leavenworth County customers were without power. The Douglas County outages were concentrated in an area of south Lawrence.

10:35 a.m.

All severe watches and warnings have expired in Douglas and neighboring counties.

According to Douglas County dispatch, the county received no reports of substantial weather-related property damage Sunday morning.

8:05 a.m.

An urban and small stream flood advisory is in effect for Douglas County and other nearby areas until 9:45 a.m.

National Weather Service radar estimate 1-2" of rain fell across the area in a short period of time, which may lead to flooding.

Remember, never drive through standing water. Just a few inches of water is enough to sweep your car away.

8 a.m.

The severe thunderstorm warnings in effect across northeast Kansas have been allowed to expire. A severe thunderstorm watch will continue until 10 a.m.

The National Weather Service expects this round of storms to continue to move out of the area, diminishing the severe threat this morning. A further round of severe weather is possible later today as storms re-ignite, the weather service says. There will, however, likely need to be a break in the clouds to make that happen.

The primary threat from that round of severe storms will be along I-70, east of Topeka.

Stay with all day for the latest severe weather information.

7:47 a.m.

The severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County, as well as Jefferson and Franklin counties, has been allowed to expire.

A warning continues until 8 a.m. for Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties.

Despite high winds expected with this storm, power has remained on for most area Westar Energy customers. The utility is reporting two customers in Douglas County without power and three in Wyandotte County without power.

The severe thunderstorm watch continues for virtually all of northeast Kansas until 10 a.m.

7:36 a.m.

Though no severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for southeast Douglas County, a new message from the National Weather Service suggests a storm capable of producing penny-sized hail and winds of 45-55 mph will move through southern areas of Douglas County.

The severe thunderstorm warning for the rest of Douglas County will be allowed to expire at 7:45 a.m.

7:17 a.m.

6News meteorologist Matt Miller says the storm is moving into Lawrence now, with 60 mph or greater winds moving into the far western portions of the community.

The storm is also producing lots of lightning.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has extended the severe thunderstorm warning to include Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties. The warning now covers, in addition to those three counties, Douglas, Jefferson, Franklin and Shawnee counties.

7:11 a.m.

According to the National Weather Service, the primary threat from this round of severe weather will be damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. The storm was located on a line northeast of Topeka to southwest of Topeka, moving east. As the storm has moved through Kansas, it has caused damage in Manhattan and Topeka.

7:03 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County which is in effect until 7:45 a.m.

6:35 a.m.

The storm is moving southeast at 20 miles per hour and is also capable of producing penny-size hail and 40 to 50 mile-an-hour winds.

5:55 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County which is in effect until 10 a.m. today.

The storm is capable of producing damaging winds, excessive lightning and heavy rain.

A severe thunderstorm watch also covers nearby counties of Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Shawnee, Johnson and others.

Check for all the latest severe weather updates.


bearded_gnome 8 years, 8 months ago

yes it was.

up early or did it awaken you Hujiko?

hujiko 8 years, 8 months ago

Had just taken the pets outside and had laid back down when it struck.

bearded_gnome 8 years, 8 months ago

slept through the whole severe warning, dog didn't even wake me, and he usually does!

once alarmclock went off, after 7, I noticed good storms. but if my dog didn't wake me, it was nothing to worry about, and it turned out he was right.

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 8 months ago

I just take my meds and go to sleep. I know its storming even before I can hear the thunder because my cat Deion heads for the sofa to hide under.

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