Large Hail and Strong Winds Pummel Northeast Kansas June 2nd

Discrete supercells pushed from north central Kansas to east central Kansas the morning of June 2nd, and produced extremely large hail and damage winds.  In addition, heavy rainfall led to localized flooding.  A complete write-up of the severe weather event will be available sometime tomorrow.  For now, a list of the Storm Reports received locally are available below. 

The Manhattan ASOS (Automated Surface Observation Station) sustained damage during the storms as well.  Note the "softball sized" dents on the instrumentation below.  Local Electronics Technicians have since been able to repair the ASOS, and data flow had returned to normal. 

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Manhattan (KMHK) ASOS Hygrothemometer (Temperature/Dewpoint Sensor)

Manhattan (KMHK) ASOS Hygrothemometer (Temperature/Dewpoint Sensor)

Hail damaged cars near the airport

A line of cars near the airport with extensive hail damage

Damaged truck near the airport

Damaged car near the airport

An NWS-Topeka Storm Survey crew sruveyed the straight line wind tree and property damage in northern Franklin County .  Winds were estimated to have gusted to 60-70 mph. 

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Powerlines blown down

Large tree limbs blown down

Playhouse blown over, tree uprooted

Tree uprooted

Flash flooding was also a concern at several locations.  Storms were exceptionally efficient rainfall producers.  The Topeka ASOS recorded 1.69 inches of rainfall in one hour, between 11am and noon!  0.57" fell between 10am and 11am. Manhattan also recorded heavy rain--with 1.08 inches measured between 10am and 11am, and 0.61" the hour before that.

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Flooding near the airport

Flooding near the airport



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