Archive for Sunday, April 3, 2011

Severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County canceled early

Hail fell in Lawrence as a line of severe storms moved through the area. Residents reported hail as large as golf balls.

April 3, 2011, 9:36 a.m. Updated April 3, 2011, 11:09 p.m.


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11:07 p.m. update

The National Weather Service has canceled the severe thunderstorm watch early.

The watch was originally set to expire at midnight. A line of storms that moved through the area Sunday dropped rain and hail throughout the county.

10:41 p.m.

It would seem that the weather has made its way out of the area. Light rain and winds gusting from 5-10 miles per hour are still being reported.

The severe thunderstorm watch is set to expire at midnight.

9:02 p.m. update

Rain, wind and hail pelted Lawrence just before 9 p.m. Sunday as a line of severe storms passed through Douglas County.

Residents reported hail ranging from pea to golf ball sized hail throughout the city.

As of 9 p.m. the severe thunderstorm warning had expired, but a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until midnight.

8:32 p.m. update

Quarter sized hail is being reported in Lawrence near Clinton Lake. Larger hail is possible as are high winds.

The severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect through 9 p.m. as a large line of storms moves through the area.

If you have any photos of the storm, submit them here and we'll add them to our gallery.

8:18 p.m. update

A new severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Douglas County effective until 9 p.m.

The storm is capable of producing half dollar-sized hail and damaging winds in excess of 70 miles per hour.

7:52 p.m. update

The severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Douglas County has expired, but a severe thunderstorm watch is still in effect until midnight.

6:59 p.m. update

A severe thunderstorm warning has now been issued for parts of Douglas County as well as neighboring counties.

The warning is in effect until 7:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service has identified a severe storm capable of producing golf ball-sized hail and damaging winds in excess of 70 miles per hour.

6:26 p.m. update

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Jefferson and surrounding counties, which includes Douglas County. The watch will be in effect through midnight tonight.

The watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorm activity.

2:30 p.m. update

The National Weather Service has posted a video on their website detailing the storms expected to hit northeast Kansas around 6 p.m. today.

9 a.m. update

The National Weather Service is forecasting possible severe thunderstorms this afternoon for Lawrence and surrounding areas.

According to the NWS, an upper level storm system will produce "strong to severe thunderstorms" around 5 p.m. northwest of Douglas County. Those storms will move southeast to Douglas County around 7 p.m.

"Large hail and damaging outflow winds" are possible, and "an isolated tornado may be possible across east central Kansas during the late afternoon and early evening hours."

Strong winds, with gusts up to 50 m.p.h. are possibly, and many counties east of Douglas County remain in a "red flag warning" because of high winds and the potential for quickly spreading fire.

Throughout Saturday and Sunday morning, numerous grass fires have been reported across Douglas County, according to emergency dispatch scanner traffic.

Douglas and surrounding counties also remain under a wind advisory until 8 p.m. Sunday.

Check for updates.


Jefferson County gustnado, April 3, 2011


riverdrifter 6 years ago

That's an impressive supercell in Jackson county as of 640p.

Bunny_Hotcakes 6 years ago

The map is yelling at me and that makes me sad.

BigPrune 6 years ago

Tomorrow night expect 30 degrees with a slight chance of snow carrying into Tuesday morning.


Katie says, "Hey!"

Curtis Lange 6 years ago

No. The second set of storms is looking to roll in here in a little bit. A new warning will probably be issued then.

gorilla10 6 years ago

Second set of storms looks to hit us! Just rain and a lot of lightning....nothing crazy. Tomorrow will be even stronger down south!

kusp8 6 years ago

Pretty good sized hail right now.

Curtis Lange 6 years ago

Can't believe it was 40° warmer just a few hours ago, haha.

TheStonesSuck 6 years ago

I reckon you owe gorilla10 some $$$... XD

Curtis Lange 6 years ago

Other way around, lol. He said he bet the storms would miss us. My post was worded that I thought they would hit us. They did. ;) So, he would owe me money, haha.

TheStonesSuck 6 years ago

oh c'mon! they didn't REALLY hit us! :)

riverdrifter 6 years ago

Great shot of the gustnado. Too bad they had to louse it up with the trademark thing. Missouri area code to boot. Crap.

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