Nocturnal MCS races across South Central KS (6/12/2010)

By: NWS Wichita

Nocturnal Mesoscale Convective System moves across South Central Kansas during the early morning hours on June 7th, 2010

 

In the early morning hours of June 7th, a very large Mesoscale Convective System (MCS), moved across south central KS. This system began as a cluster of thunderstorms across northwest Kansas. As this cluster moved eastward, it came across an axis of very unstable air and strong moisture transport. Both of these feed the storms which allowed it to increase in size and intensity. The axis of the instability forced the system to switch from an eastward propagation to the southeast. The MCS intensified over Reno and Harvey Counties and lasted all the way to the Oklahoma border. Strong, damaging winds and quarter size hail were the main threat for this system. Trained spotters and law enforcement reported between 60 to 70 MPH winds as it hit the city of Wichita. Also received a report of quarter size hail in Wellington, Kansas. 

 

 


 

 

 



Radar Imagery

Radar reflectivity image at 4:03 AM, before the strong winds came through Wichita, KS.

Radar velocity image at 4:03 AM, strong winds coming into Wichita, KS. 

Radar reflectivity image at 4:26 AM, after the strong winds came through Wichita, KS. 

Radar velocity image at 4:26 AM, after the strong winds came through Wichita, KS. 

   


Local Storm Reports 

 

 

All Storm Reports Received Through 800AM Monday
 NWUS53 KICT 071313
 LSRICT

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS 813 AM CDT MON JUN 07 2010

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS..

0323 AM TSTM WND GST 4 N PLEVNA 38.03N 98.31W 06/07/2010 E60.00 MPH RENO KS CO-OP OBSERVER

0400 AM TSTM WND GST KINGMAN 37.65N 98.11W 06/07/2010 E65.00 MPH KINGMAN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0409 AM TSTM WND GST 3 SSW MAIZE 37.73N 97.47W 06/07/2010 E60.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

NWS EMPLOYEE ESTIMATED WIND GUSTS OF 60 MPH.

0413 AM TSTM WND GST 5 W VALLEY CENTER 37.84N 97.47W 06/07/2010 E65.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER ESTIMATES WIND GUSTS OF 65 MPH.

0413 AM TSTM WND GST NORWICH 37.46N 97.85W 06/07/2010 E60.00 MPH KINGMAN KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

LAW ENFORCEMENT WINDS ESTIMATED 50 TO 60 MPH IN NORWICH.

0415 AM TSTM WND GST HAYSVILLE 37.57N 97.35W 06/07/2010 E65.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

SEVERE WINDS LASTED FOR ALMOST 10 MINUTES.

0418 AM TSTM WND GST WICHITA MID CONTINENT A 37.66N 97.44W 06/07/2010 M62.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS ASOS

ASOS AT MID CONTINENT AIRPORT MEASURES 62 MPH WIND GUST.

0421 AM TSTM WND GST 3 NNW WEST WICHITA 37.72N 97.48W 06/07/2010 E70.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

OFF DUTY NWS EMPLOYEE REPORTED. ALSO PEA SIZE HAIL.

0425 AM TSTM WND GST ARGONIA 37.27N 97.76W 06/07/2010 M56.00 MPH SUMNER KS MESONET

FROM THE KSN WEATHERLAB AT ARGONIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

0428 AM HAIL ANDOVER 37.69N 97.14W 06/07/2010 E0.88 INCH BUTLER KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS NICKEL SIZED HAIL IN ANDOVER.

0452 AM TSTM WND GST WELLINGTON 37.27N 97.40W 06/07/2010 E60.00 MPH SUMNER KS PUBLIC

PUBLIC ESTIMATES WINDS OF 50 TO 60 MPH WITH QUARTER SIZED HAIL.

0452 AM HAIL WELLINGTON 37.27N 97.40W 06/07/2010 E1.00 INCH SUMNER KS PUBLIC

PUBLIC REPORTS QUARTER SIZED HAIL WITH WINDS ESTIMATED 50 TO 60 MPH.

0508 AM TSTM WND GST 1 E GEUDA SPRINGS 37.11N 97.13W 06/07/2010 E60.00 MPH COWLEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS WINDS OF 45 MPH WITH GUSTS ESTIMATED TO 60 MPH.

0508 AM TSTM WND GST WINFIELD 37.27N 96.97W 06/07/2010 M60.00 MPH COWLEY KS ASOS

ASOS AT WINFIELD MEASURES WIND GUSTS TO 61 MPH.

0517 AM TSTM WND GST ARKANSAS CITY 37.07N 97.04W 06/07/2010 E60.00 MPH COWLEY KS PUBLIC

PUBLIC ESTIMATES WIND GUSTS OF 60 MPH.

0730 AM HEAVY RAIN HOISINGTON 38.52N 98.78W 06/07/2010 M1.29 INCH BARTON KS AMATEUR RADIO

SINCE MIDNIGHT.

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