Archive for Monday, September 13, 2010

NWS cancels severe thunderstorm watch early

September 13, 2010, 8:15 p.m. Updated September 13, 2010, 10:03 p.m.


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10 p.m. update

The National Weather Service has canceled the severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County early. Jefferson County is still under the watch.

8:15 p.m. update

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County until 2 a.m. Tuesday.

A severe thunderstorm watch means weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather.

According to the Storm Prediction Center, 1.5-inch diameter hail, wind gusts of up to 70 mph and dangerous lightning are possible with this storm system.

Kansas counties included in the watch:

  • Anderson
  • Chase
  • Coffey
  • Dickinson
  • Douglas
  • Franklin
  • Geary
  • Jefferson
  • Johnson
  • Leavenworth
  • Lyon
  • Marion
  • Miami
  • Morris
  • Osage
  • Saline
  • Shawnee
  • Wabaunsee
  • Wyandotte


riverdrifter 7 years, 9 months ago

I'm glad I sold my tickets to the Chiefs game.

Matt Elwell 7 years, 9 months ago

Riverdrifter, my wife told me at dinner that she was going to call and tell me to take the night off so that we could GO to the Chiefs game.... maybe we could have struck a deal!

As of 9:25, these storms are losing the initial punch they had when the sun was up (to be expected) and the warnings on these storms are certainly less frequent than they were. We will see soon if they will pulse back up before they hit.

Matt Elwell 6NEWS Chief Meteorologist

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