Much needed rain comes at a price for South Central Kansas (8/8/2011)

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August 3rd 2011 damaging storms

 

Summary: Storms developed during the late afternoon hours on Wednesday August 3rd over Western Kansas and Western Oklahoma. While these storms provided some much needed rain to most of South Central Kansas, they also caused damaging winds, with the Wichita area being the hardest hit. 70 to 80 mph winds blew through Wichita around 10 pm blowing down trees and power lines and knocking out power to more than 12,000 residents.


 Radar Images

Reflectivity loop from the Wichita radar around 10 pm

 

Velocity loop from the Wichita radar showing the intense winds approaching from the southwest and eventually blowing through Wichita


 Damage Pictures


Wichita damage near Waco and Baker.  Picture by Brian Douglas Spieker.


Wichita damage near Pawnee Palasades. Picture by Brian Douglas Spieker.

Wichita damage near Pawnee and Broadway. Picture by Brian Douglas Spieker.

Wichita damage near Mt. Vernon and Santa Fe. Picture by Brian Douglas Spieker.

Wichita damage near Mt. Vernon and Santa Fe. Picture by Brian Douglas Spieker.

Damage from northeast Wichita. Picture by Rodney Price

Tree damage from 5 miles southwest of Towanda. Picture by Jim D. Schmidt



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