Archive for Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Severe thunderstorm watch expires

Small to medium hail is possible with the severe thunderstorm that is rolling through Lawrence.

June 24, 2009, 4:39 p.m. Updated June 24, 2009, 8:56 p.m.


8:54 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm watch that was to be in effect until 11 p.m. has been canceled in Douglas and all surrounding counties.

Rain will continue for some time but the storms are not expected to be severe.

8:30 p.m.

Now 254 Westar Energy customers without power in Douglas County, while only 37 Westar customers are still without power in Leavenworth County.

8:08 p.m.

All the severe thunderstorm warnings in the area have expired. Thunder and lightning continues throughout the area.

A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 11 p.m.

Westar Energy reports 694 customers in Leavenworth County and 282 customers in Douglas County are currently without power.

7:50 p.m.

Westar Energy reports 1091 of its 26493 Leavenworth County customers are currently without power.

The majority are along K-32 between Lawrence and Linwood.

Just 252 Douglas County Westar Energy customers are still without power. The majority of those are near 19th and Haskell or in rural Douglas County between Lawrence and Eudora.

7:21 p.m.

The Leavenworth County Emergency Management Office has confirmed two lightning strikes in Tonganoxie. One strike was to a business, and one to a house.

About 563 Westar Energy customers in Leavenworth County are currently without power.

A severe thunderstorm warning has also now been issued for Wyandotte and Johnson counties.

7:13 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas and Jefferson counties has been canceled due to the weakening of the storm in the area. The watch remains in effect until 11 p.m.

6:58 p.m.

Westar Energy is reporting 575 customers are without power right now.

The largest concentration of outages is is in North Lawrence.

6:43 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas and southeastern Jefferson counties until 7:30 p.m.

Radar indicated a storm capable of producing damaging winds near north central Lawrence, moving south at 25 mph.

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

Isolated thunderstorms are expected to be the primary threat, according to the National Weather Service.

The excessive heat warning also remains in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday.

Check for all the latest severe weather updates.


blindrabbit 8 years, 11 months ago

With this announcement, do not plan on watching KCMO, Channel 5 tonight. I'll bet Katie Horner is licking her chops at the possibilities. Talk about an alarmist

frowniebrown 8 years, 11 months ago

so how is this not grounds for a tornado watch or warning or whatever?

gsxr600 8 years, 11 months ago

It's a warning now since nobody else is updating this..

bearded_gnome 8 years, 11 months ago

what power outage in north lawrence?

gnomedog started panicking at 6pm.

a water rescue out at clinton right now.

global warming is mythology that it is manmade. data increasingly indicates that cooling has taken place for about ten years.

besides Mania, the memo says stop using "global warming" because the term is largely discredited in the minds of the public...preferred PC term: "climate change." that's a silly term because the climate is always changing, and in recorded history the earth has been warmer than it is now.

bearded_gnome 8 years, 11 months ago

LJWorld weather banner: 90° Fair

wonder what "fair" means?

now a disputed report that the people are outa the water.

bearded_gnome 8 years, 11 months ago

okay: some people out of the water, one unaccounted for.

hope they find this person in time.

Jonathan Kealing 8 years, 11 months ago

gnome-- NOAA only updates their weather feed for Lawrence at the top of every hour. The rain arrived and temperature plummeted right after the NOAA update.


jackpot 8 years, 11 months ago

At 7:18 pm I have 75.7 temp 73% RH. 42.0 mph wind at 6:25 So far .24 in rain. There is an update for you bearded gnome.

bearded_gnome 8 years, 11 months ago

thanks Jackpot, lol.

thanks Jonathan, good to know your feed is on the hour. yes, the storm brought quite a change in temp here too.

never had hail it seems.

sorry, I can't add much more to the water rescue story for sure. but I know the fire/rescue personnel are gone, and vaguely it sounded like things ended okay. one might've needed a little medical care/first aid.

yes I bet a lot of people were at the lake! found myself wishing I had a pond in my backyard to sit and stick my feet in!

good job LJWorld Jonathan/Matt. also Matt I saw your live update during the 8pm news on 6news. good job.

Arana 8 years, 11 months ago

Mild thunderstorm. Best birthday present a Kansas girl could ask for. Gorgeous, gorgeous night.

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