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Archive for Monday, June 20, 2011

Tornado watch issued for Jefferson, Shawnee and Osage counties

The U.S. National Weather Service has placed Douglas County under a moderate risk for severe weather Monday, June 20, 2011.

The U.S. National Weather Service has placed Douglas County under a moderate risk for severe weather Monday, June 20, 2011.

June 20, 2011, 11:42 a.m. Updated June 20, 2011, 3:14 p.m.

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3:14 p.m. update

A tornado watch has been issued for Jefferson, Shawnee and Osage counties. Douglas County is not under a severe weather watch at this time.

The tornado watch is effective until 10 p.m.

11:42 a.m. update

The risk for thunderstorms returns Monday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service, and Douglas County is under a moderate risk for severe weather.

The NWS says that if storms develop, it will happen quickly. The primary threats will be damaging winds and hail up to the size of golf balls.

Check back with LJWorld.com for updates.

Comments

aha 3 years, 6 months ago

Hope it holds off til after 7 so I can get my Dog Days workout in!!

Sheila Hooper White 3 years, 6 months ago

Same here:) Had to miss twice last week b/c I was sick. Going to have to double up this week.

Curtis Lange 3 years, 6 months ago

NWS has jinxed those of us in Lawrence. Thanks.

kernal 3 years, 6 months ago

Don't count on it grasshopper. TWC has updated their forecast showing Eastern KS has an 80% chance of tornadoes later today and overnight, as does Eastern NE. Reckon NOAA will add us to the tornado watch by 7pm.

Tornadoes started popping out by Hill City several hours ago; think that cell is now in NE. They can keep it.

Curtis Lange 3 years, 6 months ago

Of course the NWS will add us to the watch later; they'd be stupid not to. Shoot, the SPC has had us (Lawrence, again) in the Moderate risk category since this morning. Because of that, I don't really understand why we weren't included to start with.

Also, the Weather Channel is one of the WORST places to get your weather from. Food for thought.

Bunny_Hotcakes 3 years, 6 months ago

I'm with you on TWC. Their iPhone app is decent but for websites, NOAA wins hands down. Not always the most user friendly but so much more thorough and accurate.

Erin Graham 3 years, 6 months ago

high five The ONLY atmo people I know that are fans of TWC are people that grew up AND studied in the northeastern US. They might have a slight bias ;)

riverdrifter 3 years, 6 months ago

Impressive radar image at this time. Storms spanning the state in almost a straight line from Nebraska to Oklahoma. GOES 13 satellite image is also cool.

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