Archive for Sunday, July 11, 2010

Severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County expires early

A semi truck attempts to drive through high water at 23rd and Ousdahl just after a severe thunderstorm on Sunday, July 11, 2010.

A semi truck attempts to drive through high water at 23rd and Ousdahl just after a severe thunderstorm on Sunday, July 11, 2010.

July 11, 2010, 11:36 a.m. Updated July 11, 2010, 3:43 p.m.


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Storm leaves water standing in Lawrence despite sunshine

A Sunday-morning storm left standing water throughout town despite the sun being out. The weather knocked out power of more than 1,000 homes around Douglas County, and took out power at the 23rd and Alabama streets stoplight. Enlarge video

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The severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County has expired early for Douglas County, according to the National Weather Service. The watch included numerous neighboring counties:

  • Douglas
  • Shawnee
  • Jefferson
  • Wabaunsee
  • Brown
  • Marshall
  • Nemaha
  • Jackson
  • Pottawatomie

Heavy rain caused minor street flooding around town during a severe thunderstorm Sunday morning. Reports came through via Twitter of high water at Fifth and Wisconsin and 23rd and Ousdahl streets.

According to Westar Energy's website, less than five customers in Douglas County are without service.

Do not drive your car into areas where the roadway is covered with water. The water may be too deep to allow your car through safely.


Sherry Warren 7 years ago

What do you mean "was"? How about "is" moving across the area and pummeling us with winds and sheets of rain. :)
Love me some midwest storms!

(and where I come from, we still call it morning when it is before noon.)

jackpot 7 years ago

1.12" rain < 30 mins. Wind only 11.3 MPH.

trinity 7 years ago

so, is it moving out&then to be clear?

trinity 7 years ago

never mind, just checked noaa&weather underground... :( is a clear sunday too damn much to ask???

wmathews 7 years ago

There is still a chance for thunderstorms throughout the afternoon, according to the 6News Weather forecast:

overthemoon 7 years ago

lawrence ave south of 6th was a river.

Kontum1972 7 years ago

so heavy was the rain the gutters were overflowing...

kernal 7 years ago

that the cows halted their mowing and began a lowing...

overthemoon 7 years ago

come on Kontum, you really must continue this poetic lead in!

ralphralph 7 years ago

Historic Ousdahl Wetlands. Can't run the SLT through there.

jjt 7 years ago

Why do folk on ordinary cars attempt to drive through deep water?

Matt Torres 7 years ago

It was very pretty about 11:30am with the sunshine and bright green grass against a backdrop of purple stormclouds.

sherlock 7 years ago

yeah maybe money spent on fixing the high water at 23rd and Ousdahl, instead of spending millions on a wellness center or rec. center way out west!

Kelly Johnson 7 years ago

No, no, no, you're so wrong! Working out at the west side rec center will get us in shape so swimming out of that intersection will be a cinch. Solves both problems, see?

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