Archive for Friday, August 13, 2010

Severe thunderstorm watch expires

The National Weather Service has issued a second severe thunderstorm warning for Friday. The storm is capable of producing damaging winds and dangerous lightning.

August 13, 2010, 3:34 p.m. Updated August 13, 2010, 11:02 p.m.


6 Weather Evening Forecast for Aug. 13, 2010

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Storm clouds move into Lawrence on Friday, August 13, 2010.

Storm clouds move into Lawrence on Friday, August 13, 2010.

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11:00 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County has expired.

More than 400 Douglas County Westar Energy Customers are currently without power following the line of storms that moved through the area. Crews are working to repair damaged power lines and blown transformers. An estimate on when power would be restored to all customers was not available Friday evening.

9:16 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm issued for Douglas County has been allowed to expire. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 11 p.m.

9:12 p.m.

The National Weather Service has advised that the storms prompting the severe thunderstorm warnings have weakened and are no longer considered severe. The warnings are expected to expire at 9:15 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning will remain in effect until 11 p.m. Friday.

9:08 p.m.

As the severe thunderstorm passes through Douglas County, more Westar Energy customers are reporting being without power. As of 9:08 p.m. there were 447 customers without power.

The majority of those customers are located south of 23rd Street.

Local law enforcement has also reported winds of nearly 60 miles per hour in Lawrence.

8:37 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas and surrounding counties. The warning is in effect until 9:15 p.m.

The storm is capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour. Strong lightning is also a threat with the storm.

The warning also effects portions of Franklin, Johnson and Osage counties.

Westar Energy is also reporting 102 Douglas County customers, mostly in south Lawrence, are currently without power.

6:28 p.m.

The National Weather Service is allowing the severe thunderstorm warning to expire at 6:30 p.m. The storm that had prompted the warning has moved out of the area.

The watch, however, remains in effect until 11 p.m.

6:10 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect.

The storms are in a line extending from Nortonville to Oskaloosa to six miles northwest of Lawrence, moving east at 35 mph. Winds in excess of 60 mph have been reported.

5:32 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Douglas and Jefferson counties until 6:30 p.m.

Damaging winds in excess of 55 mph are expected with this storm. The same storm system moving toward our area produced strong wind gusts of 93 mph in Manhattan and caused extensive damage.

Find shelter in a sturdy building at this time.

4:08 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County until 11 p.m. Friday.

The primary threats with this story are hail up to two inches in diameter and winds gusting up to 75 mph.

The storms are already firing and are expected to move southward as the afternoon moves along.

Counties included in the watch are:

  • Anderson
  • Atchison
  • Barber
  • Barton
  • Brown
  • Butler
  • Chase
  • Clay
  • Coffey
  • Dickinson
  • Doniphan
  • Douglas
  • Ellsworth
  • Franklin
  • Geary
  • Greenwood
  • Harvey
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Johnson
  • Kingman
  • Leavenworth
  • Linn
  • Lyon
  • Marion
  • Marshall
  • McPherson
  • Miami
  • Morris
  • Nemaha
  • Osage
  • Ottawa
  • Pottawatomie
  • Pratt
  • Reno
  • Rice
  • Riley
  • Saline
  • Sedgwick
  • Shawnee
  • Stafford
  • Wabaunsee
  • Wyandotte


kusp8 6 years ago

As always this post is provided by Aunt Katy...



madameX 6 years ago

I hope it does storm, all my little plants are thirsty!!!!

Momofallboys 6 years ago

Mine are just dead at this point. Even watering them once a day wasn't enough :(

MyName 6 years ago

It's a twista! It's a twista!

kernal 6 years ago

Watched Channel 13 in Topeka about 15 min ago and they said winds @ 70+ mph and should arrive in our bee-u-ty-ful town by 6:30. Dang, hope that puppy loses some of its punch - too dang hot to lose power again.

Boom bang yeeeooow!

MarchSadness 6 years ago

This better not interfere with the Chiefs game! Please don't take out the power!

Tammy Copp-Barta 6 years ago

and why hasn't my weather radio gone off if we're in a thunderstorm warning??? ....

Danielle Brunin 6 years ago

I'm having the same problem. It's plugged in with battery backup and it hasn't gone off or even shown the watch. It did this a couple of weeks ago too.

kernal 6 years ago

The Severe storm warning may have expired, but there's still a storm moving in. At least that's what's on the radar. Would also explain why two power surges in the last fifteen minutes and a gusty breeze.

Kelly Johnson 6 years ago

I love a 30 degree temp drop in the span of an hour (well, when it's going from 105 to 75, anyway!)

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