September 8th-9th 2009 Heavy Rainfall (9/9/2009)

By: The National Weather Service in Wichita

September 8-9th 2009 Heavy Rainfall

 

 

Strong, slow moving thunderstorms first developed over West-Central Kansas during the evening of September 7th. With light upper level winds in place this cluster of storms tracked slowly east across South Central and Southeast Kansas on Tuesday September 8th. Another round of storms moved through South Central and Southeastern Kansas overnight Tuesday through Wednesay morning September 9th. The slow movement of the storms, coupled with a tropical-like atmosphere in place, allowed these storms to produce heavy rainfall across South Central and Southeast Kansas.

 

 


 

 
 

Radar loop showing the large cluster of thunderstorms that producded heavyrainfall.

Visible satellite imagery from the morning hours of Tuesday September 8th. Note the tropical storm like upper level outflow bands stretching from Northern Kansas into Southern Missouri. The green dots on this image are lightning strikes.

Water Vapor satellite imagery from the morning hours of Tuesday September 8th. Note the tropical storm like upper level outflow bands stretching from Northern Kansas into Southern Missouri.

 

Cowskin Creek at 119th Street in West Wichita on Tuesday Afternoon around 1:45pm when the river stage was 13.06ft. Flood stage is 18.00ft. Picture courtesy of Jerilyn Billings

Cowskin Creek at 119th Street in West Wichita on Wednesday Morning around 11:00am when the river stage was 19.41ft. This was 1.4 ft above flood stage. Compare this picture with the one to the left to see the difference in the amount of water and how it impacts the creek. Picture courtesy of Jerilyn Billings

The southbank of the Cowskin Creek at 119th Street. The fence in the background is part of a backyard of a resident that lives next to the creek. Picture courtes of Jerilyn Billings

Flooding and road closure just west of 119th on 13th street due to the cowskin creek. Picture courtesy of Jerilyn Billings

Flooding South of the bridge over 13th street west of 119th Street in West Wichita. Picture courtesy of Jerilyn Billings.

 

 

 

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