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Archive for Friday, April 2, 2010

Severe thunderstorms roll through northeast Kansas

All warnings in northeast Kansas have expired, but rains remain throughout morning

April 2, 2010, 9:09 a.m. Updated April 2, 2010, 10:17 a.m.

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Heavy rains moved through the Lawrence area Friday morning causing some people to try to find cover from the showers. This walker in the rain tried the best to cover his head with a backpack.

Heavy rains moved through the Lawrence area Friday morning causing some people to try to find cover from the showers. This walker in the rain tried the best to cover his head with a backpack.

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Hail that fell Friday morning in west Lawrence during a fast-moving storm.

Hail that fell Friday morning in west Lawrence during a fast-moving storm.

A line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Douglas County early Friday morning.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued from about 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for Douglas and Jefferson counties and from about 9 to 9:45 for Leavenworth and western Wyandotte and Johnson counties. The warning was extended until 10:15 for far eastern Wyandotte and Johnson counties.

A line of heavy rains was expected to remain for some time longer.

At 8:59, radar indicated a storm capable of producing quarter-sized hail was moving through the area. The storm was located 11 miles west of Baldwin City and moving north.

At 9:14 a.m., trained weather spotters reported to the National Weather Service quarter-sized hail in the area of central Lawrence. The storm continued to move north at speeds of about 70 mph.

Radar also indicated the possibility of damaging winds with speeds in excess of 60 mph.

Power was out in Baldwin City for a time but had returned by 10 a.m. Westar Energy reported 2,395 customers without power as of 10:05 a.m. Most of the outages were concentrated in the area immediately north of the intersection of Sixth and Iowa streets or in areas of southwest Lawrence and rural areas of Douglas County in the same immediate vicinity.

A concentration of outages was also reported near Pleasant Grove hill along U.S. Highway 59.

Stay with LJWorld.com for updates.

Comments

coolhandluke 4 years, 8 months ago

Why did the National Weather service choose to "[issue] a severe thunderstorm for Douglas County"? I wish they would stay out of our business and stop issuing thunderstorms for us. It must be Obama's fault. :)

tir 4 years, 8 months ago

Quarter size hail reported where, exactly? What does "central Lawrence" mean in terms of streets and neighborhoods?

JRS 4 years, 8 months ago

It hailed on the south side of town not too long ago. Hopefully that's enough of that.

jonas_opines 4 years, 8 months ago

Coolhandluke: You made me laugh out loud. That's hard to do these days.

Jonathan Kealing 4 years, 8 months ago

Sorry, not sure where exactly the hail was. That was all the information the National Weather Service passed along, so that's all I can give you.

riverdrifter 4 years, 8 months ago

0.48" rain at Baldwin, little bit of hail & a thunderstorm wind gust to 31 mph here at my diggins.

somedude20 4 years, 8 months ago

just saw a few frogs falling from the sky over by Harvard rd must be because god hates gays

scopi_guy 4 years, 8 months ago

There was about five minutes of hail at Harvard & Kasold around 9:15 this morning.

Matt Elwell 4 years, 8 months ago

One of the hail reports was near 15th and Wakarusa for quarter-sized hail. Several reports of nickle hail and tons of pea-sized hail.

Matt Elwel 6News Meteorologist

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