Hail Pummels Portions of North Central Kansas

Huge Hail Reported in North Central Kansas Wednesday Evening...Updated!

Thunderstorms developed ahead of and along a cold front that pushed through the state during the evening and overnight hours of August 19th.  Hail the size of tennis balls in diameter was reported by both a trained spotter and local law enforcement in Washington County, south of Morrowville. Hail is represented on the graphic below by the blue flags, and labeled by stone diameter in inches.  Thunderstorm winds are represented by the red flags, and labeled by their speed in miles per hour.  

 

Above:  Plot of the local storm reports received on the evening of August 19, 2009.

Updated Thursday...we received a photograph of measured 3 to 3.5 inch hailstones taken from Haddam.  The photo is below.  Note how Haddam is within the purple colored area in the radar loop below. This color represents extremely high reflectivity values which suggest the presence of hail and in this case HUGE hail.

 

Above:  Radar loop of the storm which produced tennis ball sized hail near the town of Morrowville, KS.

 

Preliminary Local Storm Reports

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

0406 PM HAIL 3 W POMONA 38.61N 95.51W
08/19/2009 E0.88 INCH FRANKLIN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0630 PM HAIL 11 NNE BELLEVILLE 39.97N 97.55W
08/19/2009 E0.75 INCH REPUBLIC KS FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

JAGGED HAIL. REPORTED A HWY 220 AND ELM ROAD.

0650 PM HAIL 5 SE NARKA 39.91N 97.36W
08/19/2009 E1.50 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0659 PM HAIL 5 SSE CONCORDIA 39.51N 97.63W
08/19/2009 E0.75 INCH CLOUD KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0713 PM HAIL 2 NNW HADDAM 39.88N 97.31W
08/19/2009 E2.00 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0722 PM HAIL HADDAM 39.86N 97.30W
08/19/2009 E2.00 INCH WASHINGTON KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

RELAYED REPORT FROM THE CITY OF HADDAM.

0733 PM HAIL 2 NNW HADDAM 39.88N 97.31W
08/19/2009 E1.50 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

CONTINUOUS 1.5 TO 2 INCH HAIL FOR OVER 20 MIN.

0746 PM HAIL WNW WASHINGTON 39.82N 97.06W
08/19/2009 E1.00 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0750 PM HAIL SW MORROWVILLE 39.84N 97.17W
08/19/2009 M2.50 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0751 PM HAIL 1 S MORROWVILLE 39.83N 97.17W
08/19/2009 E2.50 INCH WASHINGTON KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

RELAYED VIA SHERIFFS OFFICE

0753 PM HAIL 4 SSE MORROWVILLE 39.78N 97.14W
08/19/2009 E1.75 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0800 PM HAIL 4 ESE AGENDA 39.68N 97.36W
08/19/2009 E1.75 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0804 PM HAIL 5 S PALMER 39.57N 97.14W
08/19/2009 E1.00 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0812 PM HAIL 5 NNE BARNES 39.78N 96.84W
08/19/2009 E1.00 INCH WASHINGTON KS PUBLIC

DELAYED REPORT. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0820 PM HAIL 7 ESE CLIFTON 39.53N 97.16W
08/19/2009 E1.00 INCH CLAY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0820 PM TSTM WND GST 7 ESE CLIFTON 39.53N 97.16W
08/19/2009 E60.00 MPH CLAY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0826 PM HAIL 5 SSE MARYSVILLE 39.77N 96.62W
08/19/2009 E0.88 INCH MARSHALL KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0830 PM HAIL 5 S PALMER 39.57N 97.14W
08/19/2009 E1.00 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0855 PM HAIL NNE CLAY CENTER 39.38N 97.12W
08/19/2009 E0.75 INCH CLAY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0909 PM HAIL 8 S CLAY CENTER 39.27N 97.13W
08/19/2009 E1.00 INCH CLAY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0911 PM HAIL 5 N WAKEFIELD 39.29N 97.02W
08/19/2009 E1.25 INCH CLAY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0918 PM HAIL 2 NE WAKEFIELD 39.24N 96.98W
08/19/2009 E0.88 INCH CLAY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0954 PM HAIL 1 NW OGDEN 39.12N 96.71W
08/19/2009 E1.00 INCH RILEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0956 PM HAIL NNW OGDEN 39.12N 96.71W
08/19/2009 E0.88 INCH RILEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0956 PM TSTM WND GST NNW OGDEN 39.12N 96.71W
08/19/2009 E60.00 MPH RILEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1017 PM HAIL 5 N VOLLAND 39.01N 96.40W
08/19/2009 E1.00 INCH WABAUNSEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1105 PM TSTM WND GST 3 SW AUBURN 38.88N 95.86W
08/19/2009 E50.00 MPH SHAWNEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1105 PM HAIL 3 SW AUBURN 38.88N 95.86W
08/19/2009 E0.75 INCH SHAWNEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

 

 

 

 

 



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