Strong Winds and Flooding Wreak Havoc On Central and South Central KS (6/18/2010)

By: NWS Wichita

Strong Winds and Flooding

Wreak Havoc On Central and

South Central KS

 

June 13-14, 2010

 

With plenty of warm, moist air near the ground and a nearly stationary front draped across eastern Kansas on Sunday, thunderstorms developed by mid-afternoon and quickly became severe.These storms brought torrential downpours, hail up to one inch in diameter, and gusty winds up to 70 mph. Flooding was reported across much of south central Kansas and caused several creeks and rivers to rise beyond their banks.

 

The gusty winds caused damage across McPherson County, with reports of structural damage to some homes in Lindsborg and a high school roof partially blown off. In Sumner County, there were reports of a garage being moved and several trees uprooted north of Caldwell.

 

The strongest thunderstorms were producing rainfall rates of 3 to 4 inches per hour during the afternoon and evening. Rainfall totals included several reports over 2 inches for the afternoon and evening hours, which brings some rainfall totals well over 3 inches for the day. The image below shows rainfall totals from 4:30pm on the 13th to 3:45am on the 14th. 

 
 

Rainfall Totals and radar loop from 4:30pm on 6/13/10 to 3:45am on 6/14/10
Radar Precipitation Estimates  Radar Loop

 

 

Before the flood...

Staff river gauge on the south bank. Measures 11 to 23 feet.

 

Staff river gauge on the north bank.  Measures 2 to 15 feet.

 

 View of the bridge over the Cottonwood river near Cottonwood Falls, looking downstream.

During the flood...

The river crested at 13.2 feet around 8:00 pm, June 14, 2010.

Pictures courtesy of Richard and Sharon Clute at the Mill Stream Hotel.  Pictures were taken June 14, 2010.

Staff river gauge on the south bank.

Flooding on the Mill Stream Hotel grounds.

Bridge over the Cottonwood river near Cottonwood Falls.

Bridge over the Cottonwood river near Cottonwood Falls.

Staff river gauge on the north bank. 

 

 

 

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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS 320 AM CDT MON JUN 14 2010

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

0314 PM HAIL 7 NW LINCOLN 39.11N 98.24W 06/13/2010 E1.00 INCH LINCOLN KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

PEA TO QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

0623 PM HAIL 2 E FREEPORT 37.20N 97.82W 06/13/2010 E1.00 INCH HARPER KS EMERGENCY MNGR

MOTORIST ALSO REPORTED HEAVY RAINFALL.

0636 PM HAIL ARGONIA 37.27N 97.76W 06/13/2010 E0.88 INCH SUMNER KS PUBLIC

0705 PM HEAVY RAIN ARGONIA 37.27N 97.76W 06/13/2010 E1.00 INCH SUMNER KS AMATEUR RADIO

TRAINED SPOTTER ESTIMATED 1.00 INCH/HOUR RAINFALL AND 20-30 MPH WINDS.

0750 PM TSTM WND GST 1 WSW HAYSVILLE 37.56N 97.37W 06/13/2010 E55.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0802 PM TSTM WND GST KINGMAN AIRPORT 37.67N 98.12W 06/13/2010 M54.00 MPH KINGMAN KS AWOS

0805 PM FLOOD 10 E KINGMAN 37.65N 97.93W 06/13/2010 KINGMAN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED SMOOTS CREEK WAS 5 TO 6 FT OVER ITS BANKS NEAR HWY 17 AND HWY 54.

0818 PM TSTM WND GST HUTCHINSON 38.07N 97.91W 06/13/2010 M59.41 MPH RENO KS MESONET

KSN WEATHERLAB REPORTED THE WIND GUST AT HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

0828 PM FLOOD ANTHONY 37.15N 98.03W 06/13/2010 HARPER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

KAKELAND STORM CHASER REPORTED 3FT DEEP WATER FLOWING THROUGH STREETS IN DOWNTOWN ANTHONY.

0832 PM HEAVY RAIN ANTHONY 37.15N 98.03W 06/13/2010 M2.94 INCH HARPER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

COOP OBSERVER MEASURED 2.94 INCHES OF RAINFALL SINCE 7 PM.

0839 PM TSTM WND GST 5 E ARGONIA 37.27N 97.67W 06/13/2010 E60.00 MPH SUMNER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED SMALL TREES AND 8 INCH TREE LIMBS BEING BENT IN THE WIND.

0843 PM TSTM WND GST 4 NE VALLEY CENTER 37.87N 97.32W 06/13/2010 E60.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER ALSO REPORTED PEA SIZED HAIL.

0843 PM TSTM WND GST 1 E MID CONTINENT AIRPO 37.66N 97.42W 06/13/2010 E60.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED A 60 MPH WIND GUST 1 MILE EAST OF THE WICHITA WFO.

0848 PM TSTM WND GST 4 ESE MARQUETTE 38.52N 97.77W 06/13/2010 M65.00 MPH MCPHERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0850 PM TSTM WND DMG LINDSBORG 38.57N 97.67W 06/13/2010 MCPHERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED THAT THE ROOF WAS PARTIALLY BLOWN OFF OF THE HIGH SCHOOL GYM.

0855 PM TSTM WND DMG 9 N CALDWELL 37.17N 97.61W 06/13/2010 SUMNER KS EMERGENCY MNGR

PUBLIC REPORTED THEIR GARAGE MOVED AND SEVERAL TREES UPROOTED AT 959 SPRINGDALE ROAD.

0858 PM TSTM WND GST 4 SW LINDSBORG 38.53N 97.73W 06/13/2010 M65.00 MPH MCPHERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER ALSO REPORTED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO SOME HOMES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

0900 PM TSTM WND DMG LINDSBORG 38.57N 97.67W 06/13/2010 MCPHERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED THAT SOME HOMES RECEIVED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. TIME ESTIMATED.

0905 PM TSTM WND GST LINDSBORG 38.57N 97.67W 06/13/2010 M59.00 MPH MCPHERSON KS MESONET

WIND WAS MEASURED AT THE KSN WEATHERLAB IN LINDSBORG.

0907 PM FLOOD CALDWELL 37.04N 97.61W 06/13/2010 SUMNER KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTED STREET FLOODING IN DOWNTOWN CALDWELL.

0908 PM HEAVY RAIN WEST WICHITA 37.69N 97.46W 06/13/2010 E1.00 INCH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER ESTIMATED RAINFALL IN EXCESS OF 1 INCH PER HOUR NEAR CENTRAL AND ZOO BLVD.

0910 PM HEAVY RAIN 1 W WEST WICHITA 37.69N 97.48W 06/13/2010 M3.20 INCH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

3.20 INCHES OF RAIN TODAY. 1.70 INCHES FELL SINCE 8 PM.

0918 PM TSTM WND GST 1 NW LINDSBORG 38.58N 97.68W 06/13/2010 E70.00 MPH MCPHERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER ALSO REPORTED POWER OUT IN LINDSBORG.

0918 PM HEAVY RAIN ARGONIA 37.27N 97.76W 06/13/2010 M3.87 INCH SUMNER KS CO-OP OBSERVER

COOP OBSERVER MEASURED RAINFALL SINCE NOON. ALSO REPORTED MINOR FLOODING IN BACKYARD.

0922 PM HEAVY RAIN DOWNTOWN WICHITA 37.69N 97.34W 06/13/2010 E1.00 INCH SEDGWICK KS AMATEUR RADIO

SKYWARN SPOTTER ESTIMATED RAINFALL RATES IN EXCESS OF 1.00 INCH PER HOUR NEAR SENECA AND 47TH STREET.

0926 PM FLOOD DOWNTOWN WICHITA 37.69N 97.34W 06/13/2010 SEDGWICK KS AMATEUR RADIO

SKYWARM SPOTTER REPORTED WATER OVER THE ROADWAY NEAR SENECA BETWEEN US 54 AND MACARTHUR.

0927 PM TSTM WND GST DOWNTOWN WICHITA 37.69N 97.34W 06/13/2010 M59.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS AMATEUR RADIO

SKYWARN SPOTTER MEASURED WIND GUST AT NORTH 37TH STREET AND ROCK ROAD.

0934 PM TSTM WND GST SSW ELBING 38.05N 97.13W 06/13/2010 E65.00 MPH BUTLER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0938 PM FLOOD DOWNTOWN WICHITA 37.69N 97.34W 06/13/2010 SEDGWICK KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

SEDGWICK COUNTY 911 RECEIVED NUMEROUS CALLS OF VEHICLES TRAPPED AND STALLED OUT IN HIGH WATER. ALSO RECEIVED REPORTS OF ROADWAYS COMPLETELY COVERED IN WATER.

0944 PM HEAVY RAIN HAYSVILLE 37.57N 97.35W 06/13/2010 M1.02 INCH SEDGWICK KS PUBLIC

PUBLIC MEASURED RAINFALL IN 41 MINUTES.

0944 PM FLOOD HAYSVILLE 37.57N 97.35W 06/13/2010 SEDGWICK KS PUBLIC

PUBLIC REPORTED 4 INCHES OF WATER RUNNING ACROSS STREETS IN HAYSVILLE.

0944 PM FLOOD WEST WICHITA 37.69N 97.46W 06/13/2010 SEDGWICK KS AMATEUR RADIO

SKYWARN SPOTTER REPORTED STREETS COMPLETELY FLOODED AT MAPLE AND MAIZE ROADS.

0951 PM FLOOD EAST WICHITA 37.68N 97.26W 06/13/2010 SEDGWICK KS AMATEUR RADIO

SKYWARN SPOTTERS REPORTED STREET FLOODING AT US 54 AND GREENWICH, NEAR MAPLE AND WEST 56, AND NEAR MAIZE AND 136TH. SOME ROADS WERE IMPASSABLE.

0952 PM HEAVY RAIN 1 W WEST WICHITA 37.69N 97.48W 06/13/2010 M3.75 INCH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

2.25 INCHES FELL SINCE 8 PM THIS EVENING. LOCATION IS NEAR 119TH STREET WEST AND CENTRAL.

0955 PM FLOOD WELLINGTON 37.27N 97.40W 06/13/2010 SUMNER KS AMATEUR RADIO

SKYWARN SPOTTER REPORTED HWY 81 AND 90TH ST SOUTH WERE NOT PASSABLE.

0956 PM FLOOD EAST WICHITA 37.68N 97.26W 06/13/2010 SEDGWICK KS AMATEUR RADIO

SKYWARN SPOTTER REPORTED STREET FLOODING NEAR ROCK ROAD AND 13TH AND ROCK ROAD AND 21ST.

1000 PM HEAVY RAIN 4 NW LINDSBORG 38.62N 97.73W 06/13/2010 M1.85 INCH SALINE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

RAINFALL WAS MEASURED BETWEEN 855 PM AND 10 PM.

1001 PM HEAVY RAIN AUGUSTA 37.69N 96.98W 06/13/2010 M1.00 INCH BUTLER KS EMERGENCY MNGR

BUTLER COUNTY EOC MEASURED 1.00 INCH OF RAINFALL IN 45 MINUTES.

1001 PM HEAVY RAIN VALLEY CENTER 37.84N 97.37W 06/13/2010 M3.15 INCH SEDGWICK KS PUBLIC

PUBLIC REPORTED 3.15 INCHES OF RAIN SINCE 7 AM THIS MORNING AT 436 N MERIDIAN.

1001 PM FLOOD EL DORADO 37.82N 96.86W 06/13/2010 BUTLER KS EMERGENCY MNGR

STREET FLOODING WAS REPORTED NEAR THE WALMART ON CENTRAL AND NEAR HAVERHILL ROAD. ROADS WERE CURB-DEEP IN WATER.

1001 PM HEAVY RAIN BENTON 37.79N 97.11W 06/13/2010 M1.50 INCH BUTLER KS EMERGENCY MNGR

RAINFALL WAS MEASURED SINCE ABOUT 9PM.

1026 PM FLOOD WEST WICHITA 37.69N 97.46W 06/13/2010 SEDGWICK KS AMATEUR RADIO

SKYWARN SPOTTER REPORTED LINCOLN AND ARMOR TO BE COMPLETELY IMPASSABLE WITH WATER FLOWING OVER THE ROADWAY.

1026 PM HEAVY RAIN HAYSVILLE 37.57N 97.35W 06/13/2010 M1.58 INCH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

SPOTTER MEASURED RAINFALL SINCE 9 PM.

1030 PM FLOOD 5 S MARQUETTE 38.48N 97.83W 06/13/2010 MCPHERSON KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

HIGH WATER WITH SOME ROADS BARRICADED IN THE AREA.

1031 PM TSTM WND GST ARKANSAS CITY 37.07N 97.04W 06/13/2010 E60.00 MPH COWLEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

SPOTTER ALSO REPORTED SOME STREET FLOODING IN ARKANSAS CITY.

1050 PM HEAVY RAIN 3 NNW WEST WICHITA 37.72N 97.48W 06/13/2010 M4.60 INCH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

4.61 INCHES OF RAINFALL WAS MEASURED 24 HOUR TOTAL. 3.00 INCHES OF RAINFALL WAS MEASURED SINCE 10 AM.

1141 PM FLOOD HUTCHINSON 38.07N 97.91W 06/13/2010 RENO KS EMERGENCY MNGR

RENO COUNTY EOC REPORTED SEVERAL ROADS WERE CLOSED INCLUDING 4TH AT LANGDON, 1/2 MILE EAST OF PEACE, 1/2 MILE EAST OF HODGE, AND BETWEEN WHITESIDE AND HENDRIX.

1141 PM FLOOD TURON 37.81N 98.43W 06/13/2010 RENO KS EMERGENCY MNGR

RENO COUNTY EOC REPORTED SYLVIA ROAD WAS BARRICADED AT PARALLEL ROAD.

1144 PM TSTM WND GST ELK FALLS 37.37N 96.19W 06/13/2010 E55.00 MPH ELK KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

1145 PM FLOOD ARKANSAS CITY 37.07N 97.04W 06/13/2010 COWLEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

COWLEY COUNTY EOC REPORTED UNDERPASSES FLOODED, INCLUDING 1 POLICE CAR.

1145 PM HEAVY RAIN ARKANSAS CITY 37.07N 97.04W 06/13/2010 M1.48 INCH COWLEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

RAINFALL FELL IN 1 HOUR AND WAS MEASURED IN DOWNTOWN ARKANSAS CITY.

1145 PM HEAVY RAIN 2 SE ARKANSAS CITY 37.05N 97.01W 06/13/2010 M2.75 INCH COWLEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

RAINFALL WAS MEASURED SINCE NOON AT THE WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT SOUTHEAST OF ARKANSAS CITY.

1145 PM HEAVY RAIN ARKANSAS CITY 37.07N 97.04W 06/13/2010 M2.66 INCH COWLEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

RAINFALL WAS MEASURED SINCE NOON AT ARK CITY EOC AT 1ST AND CENTRAL.

1147 PM FLOOD 3 S MARQUETTE 38.51N 97.83W 06/13/2010 MCPHERSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

MCPHERSON COUNTY EOC REPORTED WATER ACROSS THE ROAD AT 5TH AND RAINBOW NEAR MARQUETTE. THE ROAD WAS BARRICATED.

1235 AM TSTM WND GST CHERRYVALE 37.27N 95.55W 06/14/2010 E60.00 MPH MONTGOMERY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0154 AM FLOOD CEDAR POINT 38.26N 96.82W 06/14/2010 CHASE KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

BOTH ROADS LEADING INTO CEDAR POINT ARE CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING. LAW ENFORCEMENT ALSO REPORTS THAT SEVERAL ROADS NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50 ARE CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING. THESE INCLUDE G P ROAD...MIDDLE CREEK ROAD...DIAMOND CREEK ROAD...LAKE ROAD...T ROAD...AND XX ROAD.

0300 AM FLOOD 4 NW ARKANSAS CITY 37.11N 97.09W 06/14/2010 COWLEY KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

WATER IS OVER THE BRIDGE ON COUNTY ROAD 10 EAST OF GOUDA SPRINGS.

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