Severe Thunderstorm of September 3rd

A severe Thunderstorm developed across northwest Republic County and moved south and southeast across western Cloud and western Ottawa counties.  The severe thunderstorm produced hail to the size of golf balls and 70 mph winds as it moved southward across North Central Kansas during the late afternoon hours.

The following are NWS WSR-88D radar reflectivity images of the storm.

Severe thunderstorm over Northwest Republic County.

 Same severe thunderstorm moving southward across western Cloud County.

The severe thunderstorm continues to move southward into northwest Ottawa County

 The same severe thunderstorm moving southward across southern  Ottawa County.

Here is a graphical image of the hail and severe wind reports.  Markers with "H" are hail and markers with "W" are wind.  The circular markers are Reported thunderstorm wind damage.

Sept 3 storm report image

The text version from the Local Storm Report:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
752 PM CDT THU SEP 03 2009

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

0410 PM     HAIL             5 NNW COURTLAND         39.85N 97.93W
09/03/2009  E1.75 INCH       REPUBLIC           KS   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0419 PM     HAIL             W COURTLAND             39.78N 97.90W
09/03/2009  E1.00 INCH       REPUBLIC           KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

0425 PM     HAIL             W COURTLAND             39.78N 97.90W
09/03/2009  E1.75 INCH       REPUBLIC           KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

0427 PM     HAIL             2 E COURTLAND           39.78N 97.85W
09/03/2009  E1.00 INCH       REPUBLIC           KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TRAINED SPOTTERS REPORTED QUARTER SIZED HAIL

0437 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 W NORWAY              39.70N 97.85W
09/03/2009  E60.00 MPH       REPUBLIC           KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

0440 PM     HAIL             4 W NORWAY              39.70N 97.85W
09/03/2009  E1.00 INCH       REPUBLIC           KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTS QUARTER SIZED HAIL

0509 PM     TSTM WND DMG     6 S JAMESTOWN           39.52N 97.87W
09/03/2009                   CLOUD              KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS TREE LIMBS DOWN, LARGEST 6 INCHES DIAMETER

0509 PM     HEAVY RAIN       6 S JAMESTOWN           39.52N 97.87W
09/03/2009  M2.40 INCH       CLOUD              KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

0509 PM     TSTM WND GST     6 S JAMESTOWN           39.52N 97.87W
09/03/2009  E70.00 MPH       CLOUD              KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

0521 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 NNW GLASCO            39.43N 97.87W
09/03/2009  E70.00 MPH       CLOUD              KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

0530 PM     HAIL             6 N GLASCO              39.45N 97.83W
09/03/2009  E1.00 INCH       CLOUD              KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ALSO 55 MPH WINDS

0540 PM     HAIL             GLASCO                  39.36N 97.84W
09/03/2009  E0.88 INCH       CLOUD              KS   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ALSO 50 MPH WIND. TIME ESTIMATED

0543 PM     HAIL             1 NE GLASCO             39.36N 97.83W
09/03/2009  E1.25 INCH       CLOUD              KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

0554 PM     HAIL             E DELPHOS               39.27N 97.77W
09/03/2009  E1.00 INCH       OTTAWA             KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

0554 PM     TSTM WND GST     E DELPHOS               39.27N 97.77W
09/03/2009  E65.00 MPH       OTTAWA             KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LIMBS DOWN

0612 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 S DELPHOS             39.22N 97.77W
09/03/2009                   OTTAWA             KS   PUBLIC

            3-INCH DIAMETER LIMBS DOWN

0612 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 S DELPHOS             39.22N 97.77W
09/03/2009  E70.00 MPH       OTTAWA             KS   PUBLIC

0636 PM     HAIL             2 SW MINNEAPOLIS        39.10N 97.73W
09/03/2009  M0.75 INCH       OTTAWA             KS   STORM CHASER

0642 PM     HAIL             4 SSW MINNEAPOLIS       39.07N 97.73W
09/03/2009  E0.88 INCH       OTTAWA             KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

0646 PM     HAIL             5 S MINNEAPOLIS         39.05N 97.71W
09/03/2009  E1.00 INCH       OTTAWA             KS   STORM CHASER

0651 PM     HAIL             4 ENE CULVER            39.00N 97.69W
09/03/2009  E1.00 INCH       OTTAWA             KS   TRAINED SPOTTER

 



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