Archive for Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Flash flood warning in effect until 2 a.m. Thursday for Douglas County

Severe thunderstorm warnings expire

Douglas County county is under a tornado watch until 10 PM this evening. Leavenworth & Wyandotte counties are under a tornado watch until 12 AM. Expect thunderstorms to develop this afternoon and evening that are capable of producing large hail, strong wind and isolated tornadoes.

May 12, 2010, 8:19 p.m. Updated May 12, 2010, 11:28 p.m.


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11:25 p.m.

A flash flood warning has been issued for all of Douglas County until 2 a.m. Thursday. The severe thunderstorm passing through the area is producing winds in excess of 60 miles per hour and producing heavy rainfall.

Power lines and trees have been reported down and more than 100 Westar Energy customers in Douglas County are currently without power.

11:06 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County until 11:30 p.m.

The storm is capable of producing damaging winds up to 70 miles per hour. The line of storms is moving east at 60 miles per hour and is also capable of producing deadly cloud-to-ground lightning.

10:42 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning effective immediately until 1:30 a.m. for portions of northwest Douglas County near Lecompton.

About two inches of rain has already accumulated and more storms with heavy rains are expected to pass through the area.

10:00 p.m.

The tornado watch issued by the National Weather Service for Douglas County has expired. A line of strong storms continues to move through Northeast Kansas and Douglas County continues to be under a flood advisory.

The tornado watch continues to be in effect until midnight for surrounding counties of Leavenworth and Wyandotte.


The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Douglas County and nearby counties until 10 p.m. Surrounding counties include Shawnee, Osage and Jefferson. Leavenworth and Wyandotte are under a tornado watch until midnight.

Severe thunderstorm warnings for Douglas County have expired.

Hazardous storms are expected to move across northeast Kansas Wednesday between 3 and 8 p.m., capable of producing hail up to two inches and damaging winds, according to the NWS.

These storms may eventually form into a squall line, with damaging winds and hail the size of half dollars becoming the primary threats. Heavy rain and flash flooding are also possible through the evening until around midnight, when the risk of severe weather ending by then.

Two tornadoes were reported in Kansas earlier today, according to the Associated Press. The first touched down about 3:50 p.m. six miles east of Inman in McPherson County. The second was reported a half-hour later south of the Reno County town of Haven.

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Linda Aikins 8 years ago

diamonds and potato chips in the basement. check

Clark Coan 8 years ago

Won't be here until 8:00 pm or so according to radar map in motion.

Jeff Bandle 8 years ago

I told my co-workers in California that a tornado watch in Kansas means everybody runs outside to watch for the tornado to come.  Some of the native Californians thought I was serious and wanted to know what a tornado warning was..I told them that meant to go knock on your neighbors door to make sure they were able to see the tornado before it went by and they missed it...had them going for a minute or two.

maxcrabb 8 years ago

We're about to get hit now, for about 10-20 minutes. Another line is going over Wichita and Hutchinson right now. Stretches from Salina well past the OK border.

ldawg 8 years ago

Martha, grab the liquor, there's a storm a comin!

lazz 8 years ago

QuiviraTrail, I think you're looking at the GMT time on that Weather in motion radar.

Boston_Corbett 8 years ago

Anyone want to go in on a rice paddy this year?

trinity 8 years ago

ok so who has a copy of the katie horner drinking game??? mine is on my comp at work! we may need it this evening!

Paula Kissinger 8 years ago

Glad I usually don't watch CBS in the evenings...that woman is so publicity hungry it makes me sick. Any excuse to get on camera and she is there.

maxcrabb 8 years ago

No one is as quick to politicize a weather advisory as you, Tom!

bearded_gnome 8 years ago

thundrbangers all over.
dog says this is reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal bad!
we're in fer it now.

"diamonds and potato chips? what do ya' put on the diamonds?

lightning frequency is very high.

Paula Kissinger 8 years ago

Tom, doubt he'd make it. Would send another flunkie.

riverdrifter 8 years ago

MD #529 out a bit ago from the SPC and we is included. New watches soon, perhaps?

riverdrifter 8 years ago

BTW, temp at my diggings is 71 and the dewpoint is 67. These two get into big-time arguments when they get that close together.

nascarmomma 8 years ago

And Schwegler is still having the school carnival! The PTA will lose $$ tonight. Have to pay the carnival people. People that didn't prepay for ticket won't show up (if they are using their heads) Hopefully everyone went home where it is safe. They can have the $$ from my prepaid tickets! I feel for the kids! Guess will have to go to WOF this summer instead!

GardenMomma 8 years ago

What a bummer night for a carnival. Too bad they aren't rescheduling.

Bunny_Hotcakes 8 years ago

The Katie Horner Drinking Game by Adam Yarbrough Sometimes you need a drink to get through nights like these. The tornadoes! The hail! The ego!

If Katie's wearing jeans, it's clearly casual day. All players must be in their underwear. If Katie mentions a watch or a warning of any type, hold tight to your drink and sip nervously. If Katie tells you it's hailing in you area, run outside to freshen the ice in your cup. If Katie speaks directly to your children, give them a heavy dose of cough syrup. (If you don't have kids, drink it yourself.) If Katie says “Tonganoxie,” everyone passes their drink to the person on the right and chugs. If Katie says “Take cover,” top off your drink. It's gonna be a long night. If Katie talks about being scared for you life, chug. If Katie asks the audience to email her rainfall totals or storm damage reports, take a crazy party pic and send it to her. If Katie references Newschopper 5, take 5 gulps. If Katie announces a tornado warning, fire up the blender and make some pina coladas. If Katie talks about Doppler coupling, make out with the person to your left. If Katie walks off screen, take a long, steady chug until she returns. If Katie talks about peace of mind, drink. If Katie tells you you're in the clear, the game ends. If a tornado actually hits your house, move the party to KCTV5 and get Katie drunk with you!

trinity 8 years ago

bunny, you rule, thanks! :) i needed that laugh! now, where's my glass....

kernal 8 years ago

I see the thunderstorm warning expired. Wonder what that is coming from the SW for round three? Let's see; it's dark red, so must be time for Bloody Marys with extra Tabasco.

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