Severe weather July 17, 2008

Severe Weather

July 17, 2008 


On the afternoon of July 17, a cold front eased south into the Tri-state region sparking off thunderstorms responsible for large hail, strong winds, and heavy rain. Wallace county was especially hard hit as straight line winds damaged a car, broke telephone poles, and damaged a metal building. Heavy rain was also a hazard as there were reports of flash flooding. Hill City, Kansas had 3.25 inches of rain on July 17th. More information will be added to this story as it becomes available.

Preliminary Storm Reports

 PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
1105 PM MDT THU JUL 17 2008

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

0321 PM     HAIL             3 W TRENTON             40.17N 101.07W
07/17/2008  E0.75 INCH       HITCHCOCK          NE   NWS EMPLOYEE

            MOSTLY PEA SIZE HAIL BUT LARGEST WAS PENNY SIZE.

0350 PM     HAIL             3 W TRENTON             40.17N 101.07W
07/17/2008  E1.00 INCH       HITCHCOCK          NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT TRENTON DAM.

0432 PM     HAIL             1 SW ATWOOD             39.80N 101.05W
07/17/2008  E1.00 INCH       RAWLINS            KS   NWS EMPLOYEE

0433 PM     HAIL             ATWOOD                  39.81N 101.04W
07/17/2008  E1.00 INCH       RAWLINS            KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

0435 PM     HAIL             ATWOOD                  39.81N 101.04W
07/17/2008  E1.00 INCH       RAWLINS            KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL RANGED FROM A HALF OF AN INCH TO AN INCH.

0440 PM     HAIL             11 NW ST. FRANCIS       39.88N 101.95W
07/17/2008  E0.88 INCH       CHEYENNE           KS   PUBLIC

0450 PM     TSTM WND DMG     9 NW LEOTI              38.58N 101.47W
07/17/2008                   WICHITA            KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

            4 TO 5 INCH DIAMETER TREE LIMBS BLOWN DOWN.

0518 PM     HAIL             6 E KIRK                39.62N 102.49W
07/17/2008  M1.00 INCH       YUMA               CO   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAILED FOR 7 MINUTES AND WATER IS POOLING. REPORT FROM
            COCORAHS NETWORK.

0533 PM     HAIL             10 S LAIRD              39.94N 102.10W
07/17/2008  E1.75 INCH       YUMA               CO   TRAINED SPOTTER

0624 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SHARON SPRINGS          38.89N 101.75W
07/17/2008                   WALLACE            KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            DAMAGE TO CAR PORTS AND DOWNED COTTONWOOD BRANCHES 4 INCH
            IN DIAMETER IN TOWN.

0624 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SE SHARON SPRINGS       38.89N 101.75W
07/17/2008                   WALLACE            KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            1/4 MILE SOUTH AND EAST OF TOWN DAMAGE TO SHOP BUILDING.

0624 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 E SHARON SPRINGS      38.89N 101.70W
07/17/2008                   WALLACE            KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            POLES BROKE ALONG HIGHWAY 40.

0742 PM     FLASH FLOOD      14 SSE ARAPAHOE         38.65N 102.09W
07/17/2008                   CHEYENNE           CO   TRAINED SPOTTER

            FLOODING IN BASEMENT AND RUNNING WATER OVER ANKLE DEEP IN
            YARD.


 Radar Estimated Precipitation

radar estimated precipitation

The above image shows Radar estimated precipitation from 11AM MDT July 17 through 3 AM MDT July 18. Greens indicate totals between 1 and 2 inches; purples represent totals between 2 and 3 inches; and yellows and oranges for rain totals between 3 and 5 inches.



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