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Archive for Monday, June 14, 2010

Flash flood warning expires, watch in effect for Douglas County

Flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings are currently in place for Douglas County. Storms are expected to continue through the night.

June 14, 2010, 12:00 a.m. Updated June 14, 2010, 2:55 a.m.

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2:52 a.m.

The flash flood warning for Douglas County has expired. The flash flood watch remains in effect until Monday afternoon.

A line of strong storms pelted the area with heavy rain, causing many low areas to flood. A section of 23rd Street near Ousdahl Road was barricaded to prevent motorists from being caught in the water.

12:48 a.m.

The severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County has been canceled.

Rain continues to fall and street flooding is already being reported. As rain continues, additional flooding is likely.

A flash flood warning and flash flood watch remain in effect.

12:31 a.m.

Lawrence Police are barricading the road at 23rd and Ousdahl because of high water.

The severe thunderstorm warning has been canceled. The storms have weakened and moved out of the area. Heavy rains remain possible through overnight hours.

A flash flood warning, severe thunderstorm watch and flash flood watch remain in effect.

12:24 a.m.

Douglas County Emergency Management is reporting heavy street flooding in the 1100 block of 19th Street, just east of Naismith Drive.

Other streets are also reported to be experiencing high water.

12:17 a.m.

The severe thunderstorm warning has been expanded to include Leavenworth, Johnson and portions of Wyandotte County.

Heavy rain is falling in Lawrence, with some reports of street flooding. Remember, if you see standing water do not drive into it.

11:42 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm warning has been extended to the east and now includes all of Douglas County until 12:30 a.m.

The primary threat is straight-line winds in excess of 70 mph as well as heavy rains and flash flooding.

For about 25 minutes, a portion of Shawnee and Jefferson counties immediately adjacent to Douglas County were under a tornado warning, but that expired at 11:45 p.m.

11:06 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Douglas County effective until 11:45 p.m. Sunday. The storm is capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 70 miles per hour. Heavy rain is expected to accompany the storm.

10:55 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Douglas County until 2:45 a.m. Monday. The storms passing through the area are expected to dump heavy rain on Douglas County and the surrounding area. The heavy rains are expected to cut visibility to zero.

9:16 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas and surrounding counties. The watch is in effect until 3 a.m. Monday.

A flash flood watch also remains in effect for the area through Monday afternoon as a system of storms works its way through northeast Kansas. Between one and two inches of rain per hour is possible.

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Comments

bearded_gnome 4 years, 6 months ago

for about 15 or 20 minutes, my dog, Gnomedog, says that we're all gonna die. he's really charged up about the incoming storms.
he's been right before.

so, take cover now!

bearded_gnome 4 years, 6 months ago

many of the comments from civilians on the twit/tweet grid are so d---d lame.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 6 months ago

nadoes! gnomedog is still saying we're all gonna die.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 6 months ago

Severe thunderstorm warning, flash flood warning in effect for Douglas County until Monday morning updated 1 day ago

---reeeeeeeeeeeeally? cool that is.

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