Severe Weather June 5, 2008

Severe Weather

June 5, 2008

 An unseasonably strong low pressure system lifted northeast out of the region, leaving plenty of severe weather across the Midwest in its wake. In the Tri-State region, the main threats were large hail and straight line winds. While it is not unusual to have severe weather over the High Plains in June (the peak months of severe weather in our region are May, June, and July), this event was rather unusual in that the first severe storms developed shortly after 3 AM MDT, and the severe threat was mostly over by 3 PM MDT. Generally, most severe weather in the Tri-State region occurs between 1 PM and 9 PM MDT. This event came on the heels of severe weather and flooding the previous day (June 4, 2008). For more information on June 4 see our web story here.

 


 

 Local Storm Reports

Please Note: The graphic and information below are preliminary data, consult the NCDC Storm Data publication for final storm data information

 Preliminary storm reports

 PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
815 PM MDT THU JUN 05 2008

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

0450 AM     HAIL             LAIRD                   40.08N 102.10W
06/05/2008  E1.00 INCH       YUMA               CO   PUBLIC

0615 AM     TSTM WND DMG     7 N RULETON             39.44N 101.88W
06/05/2008                   SHERMAN            KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

            AT LEAST ONE CENTER PIVOT SPRINKLER SYSTEM OVERTURNED.

0615 AM     TSTM WND GST     7 N RULETON             39.44N 101.88W
06/05/2008  E70.00 MPH       SHERMAN            KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WINDS AT LEAST 70 MPH...BREAKING BRANCHES OF 3 INCHES IN
            DIAMETER. ACOMPANIED BY QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

0615 AM     HAIL             GOODLAND                39.35N 101.71W
06/05/2008  M1.50 INCH       SHERMAN            KS   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

1041 AM     HAIL             KIT CARSON              38.76N 102.80W
06/05/2008  E1.75 INCH       CHEYENNE           CO   PUBLIC

1046 AM     HAIL             KIT CARSON              38.76N 102.80W
06/05/2008  E1.75 INCH       CHEYENNE           CO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

1101 AM     HAIL             KIT CARSON              38.76N 102.80W
06/05/2008  E1.00 INCH       CHEYENNE           CO   PUBLIC

1154 AM     HAIL             16 S BURLINGTON         39.07N 102.27W
06/05/2008  E1.75 INCH       KIT CARSON         CO   PUBLIC

1212 PM     HAIL             14 S KANORADO           39.13N 102.04W
06/05/2008  E1.75 INCH       SHERMAN            KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

1226 PM     HAIL             13 SW GOODLAND          39.22N 101.88W
06/05/2008  E1.75 INCH       SHERMAN            KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

1236 PM     TSTM WND GST     6 S GOODLAND            39.26N 101.71W
06/05/2008  E65.00 MPH       SHERMAN            KS   LAW ENFORCEMENT

1240 PM     HAIL             3 S GOODLAND            39.31N 101.71W
06/05/2008  E1.75 INCH       SHERMAN            KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

1242 PM     HAIL             GOODLAND                39.35N 101.71W
06/05/2008  M0.88 INCH       SHERMAN            KS   NWS EMPLOYEE

1253 PM     HAIL             3 E GOODLAND            39.35N 101.65W
06/05/2008  E0.88 INCH       SHERMAN            KS   AMATEUR RADIO

0111 PM     HAIL             13 NNE TRIBUNE          38.65N 101.66W
06/05/2008  E0.88 INCH       GREELEY            KS   NWS EMPLOYEE

            HAIL COVERING THE GROUND

0129 PM     HAIL             12 N LEVANT             39.55N 101.19W
06/05/2008  E2.50 INCH       THOMAS             KS   PUBLIC

0130 PM     TORNADO          14 SW RUSSELL SPRINGS   38.77N 101.36W
06/05/2008                   LOGAN              KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

            BRIEF TORNADO

0141 PM     TORNADO          3 SW RUSSELL SPRINGS    38.88N 101.21W
06/05/2008                   LOGAN              KS   BROADCAST MEDIA

0157 PM     HAIL             14 S HERNDON            39.71N 100.79W
06/05/2008  E1.75 INCH       RAWLINS            KS   PUBLIC

0159 PM     HAIL             11 S HERNDON            39.75N 100.79W
06/05/2008  E1.00 INCH       RAWLINS            KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

0210 PM     FLASH FLOOD      YUMA                    40.12N 102.72W
06/05/2008                   YUMA               CO   EMERGENCY MNGR

            FLASH FLOODING IS CONTINUING IN THE NORTHEAST PORTION OF
            THE TOWN. SANDBAGS ARE CONTINUING TO BE USED. ALSO ALL
            DITCHES AND FIELDS AROUND YUMA ARE FULL OF WATER.

0213 PM     TORNADO          22 SW QUINTER           38.84N 100.52W
06/05/2008                   GOVE               KS   PUBLIC

0213 PM     TORNADO          6 N SHIELDS             38.71N 100.45W
06/05/2008                   GOVE               KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

0214 PM     TORNADO          10 S GOVE               38.81N 100.49W
06/05/2008                   GOVE               KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

            BRIEF TORNADO

0230 PM     HAIL             OBERLIN                 39.82N 100.53W
06/05/2008  E1.50 INCH       DECATUR            KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

0233 PM     HAIL             OBERLIN                 39.82N 100.53W
06/05/2008  E1.75 INCH       DECATUR            KS   TRAINED SPOTTER


Precipitation Totals

Along with hail and strong winds, storms from both days brought lots of rain to some locations. Below is a map of the precipitation totals from 7 AM June 3 through 7 AM June 6. Click on the picture for a larger image.

Storm total precipitation

 


 

Convective Outlook

The image below is the convective outlook issued by the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK at 7AM June 5, 2008. Much of the Midwest was under a risk of severe weather.

Convective outlook



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