Archive for Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Douglas County

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 p.m.

April 6, 2010, 3:55 p.m.

Updated: April 6, 2010, 5:33 p.m.

5:26 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm warning continues until at least 5:30 for portions of Douglas County.

At 5:20 p.m., weather service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter-size hail and 60 mph winds was moving toward the area.

It was located near Overbrook and moving northeast at 60 mph.

5:05 p.m.

As of 4:58 p.m., radar continues to indicate a storm producing quarter size-hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. The storm was located 4 miles southwest of Osage City moving northeast at 60 mph.

4:57 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a new severe thunderstorm warning for southwest Douglas County until 5:30 p.m.

The watch also covers parts of Franklin, Shawnee and Osage counties.

At 4:40 p.m., doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter-size hail and winds in excess of 60 mph was located 10 miles northeast of Emporia, moving northeast at 60 mph.

Westar Energy is now reporting 602 customers in Douglas County without power.

3:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a new severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County until 4:30 p.m.

The warning covers virtually all of the city of Lawrence and other points in northern and western Douglas County.

At 3:40 p.m., doppler radar indicated a storm capable of producing quarter-size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. The storm was located 7 miles west of Carbondale, moving northeast at 55 mph.

This is part of a line of strong storms stretching from Topeka past Emporia.

3:21 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 3:45 p.m.

According to weather service radar, a storm capable of quarter-sized hail and damaging winds was located near Perry. A second dangerous storm, however, was located near Harveyville and was moving northeast toward Douglas County.

Keep checking for updates.

3:07 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County until 3:45 p.m.

The watch covers northwest Douglas County, including northwest portions of Lawrence, as well as most of Shawnee and Jefferson counties.

At 3 p.m., National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a storm capable of producing quarter-size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.

The storm was located nine miles southeast of Topeka, moving northeast at 55 mph.

2:11 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for a wide swath of northeast Kansas, including Douglas County.

The watch, which stretches from the Kansas-Oklahoma border to the Missouri-Iowa border, is in effect until 10 p.m.

In addition to Douglas County, the watch covers the nearby counties of Jefferson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson, Franklin, Shawnee and Osage counties.

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