Archive for Sunday, June 20, 2010

Severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County expires early

June 20, 2010, 8:14 p.m. Updated June 20, 2010, 11:46 p.m.


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11:46 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm watch issued for Douglas County until 3 a.m. has been canceled more than three hours early.

10:24 p.m.

Portions of Shawnee County are now under a severe thunderstorm warning. The storm, which is moving east, is capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. The warning is in effect until 11 p.m. in Shawnee County.

8:14 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County until 3 a.m. Monday.

Conditions are possible for the development of severe thunderstorms until then. Surrounding counties also included in the watch are Shawnee, Osage, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte.

According to the Storm Prediction Center, severe winds are "highly" likely with these storms. There's a moderate risk of hail and very large hail to 2.5" in diameter or larger.

While the storm system has produced tornadoes west of Manhattan, the risk of tornadoes in Douglas County and surrounding areas is considered low.


riverdrifter 7 years, 11 months ago

Storms are just now reaching the radar tower @ Maple Hill. Let them fall apart like last night. Look like they might be weakening some. My neighbors' guage is full and growing algae & mosquitos. I tell'em they need to empty it, but...

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