Archive for Sunday, May 6, 2012

Douglas County under flood advisory until 9 p.m.

May 6, 2012


The National Weather Service placed Douglas County under an urban and small stream flood advisory. The advisory lasts until 9 p.m.

At 6:30 p.m. the NWS canceled the severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County, putting the county under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m.

The NWS had previously issued a severe thunderstorm warning at 5:51 p.m. today for northeastern Douglas County and southeastern Jefferson County, but that classification expired.

The storm could produce quarter-size hail and winds of about 60 miles per hour. Areas impacted include Lawrence and Eudora.

5 p.m. — The thunderstorm warning has expired for Johnson County. According to NWS, the storm has weakened below severe limits and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property.

4:40 p.m. — NWS says the thunderstorm warning has expired for Douglas County, but it remains in effect for west-central Johnson County until 5 p.m.

4:12 p.m. — Possible hail damage upgraded to ping-pong size hail in warning.

4 p.m. — NWS issued a severe thunderstorm warning for east-central Douglas County near Eudora.

A storm is approaching Eudora and reportedly could produce heavy rainfall, quarter-size hail and winds of about 60 miles per hour. NWS said the storm could produce minor damage to vehicles, roofs, windows and trees. Residents are encouraged to take shelter and to stay away from windows.

3:50 p.m — NWS issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County and surrounding counties until 11 p.m.

Other area counties include Jefferson, Shawnee, Osage, Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth and Franklin.


Flap Doodle 3 years ago

We're all gonna die! However, most of us won't die tonight.

Grammaton 3 years ago

Same here. Unless there's a storm, it takes me a long time to get to sleep. My theory is that the thunder is similar to how my dad's bass guitar playing sounded while in the womb.

DillonBarnes 3 years ago

Got a little hail on 31st, passed a guy riding a motorcycle... looked like fun.

lmb 3 years ago

Just came back on after 2 hours out.

riverdrifter 3 years ago

0.06" in Baldwin so far. No flooding down this-a-way.

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