SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING!!

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 09, 2009 2:28 AM GMT
    Kansas weather is amazingly dynamic. I finished mowing 20 minutes ago and notice a few thunderheads in the west sky.. so small you can see the other side and the sun..... I ran to the convenience store and then suddenly lightening... and now 15 minutes later.... now covering 3 counties...

    After days with 100 degrees and 104 tomorrow... come rain.. come baby!
    icon_biggrin.gif.... no hail!!!



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    KSN Weather Bulletin
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS 911 PM CDT WED JUL 8 2009 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... EASTERN SEDGWICK COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS. * UNTIL 1015 PM CDT. * AT 910 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS WERE TRACKING A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING UP TO QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS UP TO 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR WEST WICHITA...OR NEAR DOWNTOWN WICHITA...AND MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH. * LOCATIONS WITHIN THE WARNING INCLUDE... MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE...BEL AIRE...DERBY...EAST WICHITA... HAYSVILLE...KECHI...MAIZE...MULVANE...OAKLAWN...PARK CITY...VALLEY CENTER...DOWNTOWN WICHITA...NORTHEAST WICHITA...SOUTH WICHITA... WICHITA MID CONTINENT AIRPORT...WEST WICHITA...JABARA AIRPORT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... SEEK A STURDY SHELTER AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. AVOID USING THE TELEPHONE OR OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT...WHILE LIGHTNING IS IN THE AREA. &&

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 09, 2009 3:40 AM GMT
    YEA! We got the rain... simple things can make one so happy....

    LOL.....icon_biggrin.gif...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 09, 2009 3:45 AM GMT
    Are those your gardening clothes? I garden in 3-inch pumps.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 09, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidAre those your gardening clothes? I garden in 3-inch pumps.


    It was 100 degrees last Friday, I was hotter than shit.....LOL
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    Jul 09, 2009 3:50 AM GMT
    Hotter than...

    C, the neighbors are getting into fights about you. Don't be surprised if one of the neighborhood dads comes over to borrow some "tools".
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 09, 2009 3:53 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidHotter than...

    C, the neighbors are getting into fights about you. Don't be surprised if one of the neighborhood dads comes over to borrow some "tools".


    I'd just spray em with water to cool all down... LOL
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    Jul 09, 2009 4:08 AM GMT
    Here's a radar shot of the line of storms hitting Chris's area right now. The yellow markers indicate mesocyclones (updraft rotation). This is not a tornado (only about 10 percent of storms with mesocyclones, termed supercells, produce tornadoes). But it does indicate that the storms are very strong and likely producing hail exceeding an inch in diameter somewhere in there.

    The red boxes indicate regions under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

    I'd love to be there....I love these storms, and we don't get many of them, or as strong, in my neck of the woods in California.

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    Jul 09, 2009 4:20 AM GMT
    OK, you guys are giving me weather hard-ons with all these thunderstorm and tornado threads.

    Damn do I miss Wisconsin in the summer. Sigh.

    PS: Mickey, please post gardening pics. Full regalia. Thanks.
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    Jul 09, 2009 6:32 AM GMT
    Damn I would love a good thunderstorm. A purple cloud, fork lightning, house shaking thunderstorm!!!!!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 09, 2009 11:42 AM GMT
    sxydrkhair saidYou guys are too cute. Ever visit Phoenix Arizona during the Monsoon season? Oh a lot scarier than thunderstorm. ;-)


    Samer, I'll take your Monsoons over an F-5 anytime.....

    John, thanks for the image, that was amazing. They were reporting the baseball sized hail that hit mostly south of me... and some in Wichita.
    Some grapefruit sized hail which smashed cars. Fortunately, none for me, I just got rain. icon_smile.gif

    Now they say it might be 106 today icon_sad.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Jul 09, 2009 12:11 PM GMT
    Who cares about the weather. (I did see the radar on the weather channel yesterday and thought about you)!!!!


    Oh. My. Gawd. Becky. Look at that butt!


    TOWEL SNAP!! icon_redface.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jul 09, 2009 1:00 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidAre those your gardening clothes? I garden in 3-inch pumps.


    I wear stilettos - they give my legs a workout, look fabulous and aerate the lawn - it's win all around.
  • ThinBlueFlame

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    Jul 09, 2009 1:06 PM GMT
    I wish we could get some rain here in central Texas. It hit 106 yesterday, and the rest of the week isn't supposed to be any better! We're under severe drought restrictions right now, and we could certainly use a storm to cool things off. Enjoy it, lucky icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 09, 2009 1:20 PM GMT
    No substantial rain in this area in a month icon_cry.gif
    Today is forcasting a maybe...



    Hmmm, this is starting to sound like a "relationship" thread


  • Timbales

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    Jul 09, 2009 1:24 PM GMT
    I swear we haven't gone more than 48 hours without some significant rain here in Central New York in weeks. Planning my time around when I can get the lawn cut is becoming a pain in the ass.
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    Jul 09, 2009 1:40 PM GMT
    Chris knows what area of town I live in, we had anywhere from pee sized hail to golfball sized. No real damage for me other then a bunch of leaves on the ground. Luckly I had gotten home from eating when the rain started. There was a few times I thought I was going to be replacing some windows the way the hail was hitting. After the storm stopped I looked out and my frontyard was almost covered in hail, looked like a snowstorm. Gotta love Kansas summer storms.
  • weather_man

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    Jul 09, 2009 1:59 PM GMT
    well, you can have some of our rain. in Boston, we had the fourth lowest percentage of possible sunshine ever this past June. we saw the sun only ~25% of the possible total time. and july has not started that much better. sun today though!

    ps makes me smile to see other weather dorks on here icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 09, 2009 4:11 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    John, thanks for the image, that was amazing. They were reporting the baseball sized hail that hit mostly south of me...


    You're welcome, Chris. Severe thunderstorms (particularly, tornadic supercells) are my research area at SFSU. But, with respect to the other posts in this thread about weather weenies....I am definitely one.

    Here's my weather station in Oakland:

    http://www.oakland1e.com/wx.html

    here is also a link to my chase weather site....

    http://tornado.sfsu.edu/geosciences/stormchase.html

    The chase logs document the chases in the last ten years or so. Although, this year's was so dismal I came home a week early.
  • Menergy_1

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    Jul 09, 2009 11:08 PM GMT
    Seems about the same day as the Kansas storms, Los Alamos, New Mexico, about 30 miles north of Santa Fe in the Jemez mountains, got similar severe storms and hail -- also golf-ball to tennis-ball size! Which made some exposed cars' exteriors look like egg cartons, it was said, from all the dents. One friend's relative;s new Toyota (a week old) sustained $8000 damage from hail, said the insurance adjustor!!!!! Also sports fields looked like winter all over again with the hail covering the ground.

    Luckily, we down here in Santa Fe at "only" 7000' only got torrents of rain and some thunder/lightning storms in places, nothing out my way about 8 miles east of town.
  • PaMedic

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    Jul 10, 2009 1:35 AM GMT
    I just happened to be flying over KS on my way back from San Diego about the same time as this storm hit. It was quite a rough ride theough the area. Seatbelts on and no service during that area.

    I thought maybe KS wanted me to have to emergency land there so we could get together icon_lol.gif

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    Jul 10, 2009 2:14 AM GMT
    seriously...you need a new hobby.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 10, 2009 3:05 AM GMT
    PaMedic said I just happened to be flying over KS on my way back from San Diego about the same time as this storm hit. It was quite a rough ride theough the area. Seatbelts on and no service during that area.

    I thought maybe KS wanted me to have to emergency land there so we could get together icon_lol.gif



    Yeah, how dare you fly over and not say hello! Maybe it was the "wrath of dorothy".... LOL