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We now have a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for some of our Kansas counties:
It is in association with that line of developing thunderstorms... it goes until midnight. In the WATCH area... be on the lookout for heavy downpours, gusty winds, and hail with any thunderstorms that do form. We have also had reports of cold air funnels in Northeast Kansas. Check out NBC Action Weather Plus for more on this unique weather phenomenon!
Posted by at June 17, 2006 6:08 PM
Do you think those storms will hold together and a watch will be isssud for us, or do yout think as always with this weather pattern, SPC will issue a watch, and within 2 hours drop it?
I see the rain on radar, but I have seen that before. Jamie, this weather pattern is the worst pattern I have ever experienced in my life. Every time rain is foreast, especially widespread rain, IT DOES NOT HAPPEN. You guys must be so frustratd by now. I know that forecasting weather is never perfect, but you guys work so hard to give us such a accurate forecast and then things change so fast! You are one of the better weather teams I have seen on TV. It is just this weather pattern that we are stuck in stinks!
Maybe we will see some action, but I kind of doubt it.
Have a great evening!
Brian - Overland Park
When you say, "everytime rain is forecast IT DOES NOT HAPPEN,"... I have to disagree with you. When we make a forecast, it is for the ENTIRE viewing area... so technically, the rain DOES happen... just maybe not where you are. It IS frustrating that our most highly-populated cities (KC and OP) have missed out, though. We will keep an eye on that line of thunderstorms... they could hold together, although not be as strong once they get here.
Posted by: Brian at June 17, 2006 7:11 PM
I was out at Whiteman AFB today. I have never seen a storm that was that dark before. It started to get real dark around 4:30. Those thunderstorms of to the east. Any good chance of those hitting Johnson County,KS. They look like they are pretty intense. Will stay together and roll on in or will they break up before they reach the county.
I had a weather spotter call in and say the same thing... about how dark those thunderstorms were to our east. He said they dropped a quick quarter of an inch in just 30 minutes! Too bad not everyone got to see rain. For Johnson County, KS... there is a line of thunderstorms to your West that could affect you later tonight. IF it holds together... there is a chance... but we all know how things have been going around here lately!
Thanks for posting!
Posted by: Jeff at June 17, 2006 7:49 PM
What do you see as the main threat with the storms out west? Any wind reports?
There haven't been any warnings issued with the storms that are moving in. They are probably going to cancel the watch, or just let it expire and not issue a new one. But, yes, you could see some pretty good wind gusts with this line. 30-40 mph are possible.
Posted by: Ben Tracy at June 17, 2006 8:40 PM
It was good to see you on Weather Plus this morning, but you KSHB weather people sure put in long days! I'm glad it will mean more time for you to blog, though: I enjoy your detailed entries, along with the graphics and photographs.
I also am tired of seeing nearby towns like Warrensburg get nine hours of near constant rain, while I raise clouds of dust walking across my lawn. But when science fails me, I am willing to resort to superstition: I have two sprinklers going full blast. If I can raise my water bill an extra $15 by the time that line of storms gets here, there's a good chance that southern Lee's Summit will finally get a decent downpour. It has worked in previous years, anyway.
Thank you for the chuckle. After such a long day... your humor is refreshing!! :) It looks like the line is holding together... should be here between 10pm and midnight!!
Posted by: David at June 17, 2006 9:24 PM
We have friends that are camping out at Clinton lake in Lawrence. Are the storms going to be severe enough to tell them to pack up and head back to Leavenworth? Or should they wait it out?
The storms won't last long, and are not severe. They will come and go in a half hour to 40 min. But tell them to be careful... lightning and gusty winds are likely!
Posted by: Janine at June 17, 2006 9:33 PM
I think it will rain, I think it will rain, I think it will rain, I think it will rain.
The little weather man that could.
Hold together line of storms.
Tim near Gladstone
Thanks for helping to organize this line of thunderstorms! :)
Posted by: Tim at June 17, 2006 9:46 PM
I'm starting to post too much here! :) I'm gonna pull a negative card out.. I think the line of storms is gonna fizzle before it gets through the city.. Johnson County may see something, but I think those of us on the east side of town will stay relativily dry.. :) I just chuckled last night on Gary's forecast when he said "on a normal year I would give this a 100% chance...but.." and sure enough, those storms last night fell apart as they neared KC... What is the deal with KC? I think we are pretty good people here in KC, I don't know why mother nature has turned on us... Maybe we should buy her flowers...eh, never mind, she wouldn't water them...*sigh* :)
Posted by: Dave C. at June 17, 2006 10:27 PM