Severe Weather Strikes Lawrence April 6th, 2010

Severe Thunderstorms Rip Through Lawrence on Tuesday

On the afternoon of April 6th, 2010 a line of storms formed along a dry line in central Kansas.  By 4:00 pm the line of storms moved into east central Kansas and affected Lawrence.  Severe winds ripped through the northern portions of town causing significant damage to some of the neighborhoods along and north of 6th Street.  The Lawrence Airport ASOS reported a wind gust of 68 mph at 4:39 pm.  No structures were reported as being damaged, however, many trees greater than 24 inches in diameter were snapped as a result of the strong winds.  After the winds left the area heavy rain affected Lawrence for a couple hours thereafter and caused minor street flooding.

 

Radar image of the storm

Above:  Radar image of the storm as it passed through Lawrence

 

Kelly Driscoll

Above:  A 30" diameter tree gets snapped by strong winds in Lawrence on April 6th, 2010.  This photo was taken by Kelly Driscoll  near the Lawrence Memorial Hospital on 4th Street and Maine.

 

 

More Local Storm Reports from April 6th, 2010:

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

0309 PM HAIL 2 W AMERICUS 38.51N 96.30W
04/06/2010 E1.00 INCH LYON KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

AT JUNCTION OF ROAD C AND 240

0315 PM HAIL 5 SSE BUSHONG 38.58N 96.21W
04/06/2010 E1.00 INCH LYON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0322 PM HAIL N ADMIRE 38.64N 96.10W
04/06/2010 E1.00 INCH LYON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0331 PM HAIL AMERICUS 38.51N 96.26W
04/06/2010 E0.75 INCH LYON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0344 PM TSTM WND GST 4 N BURLINGAME 38.81N 95.83W
04/06/2010 E60.00 MPH OSAGE KS STORM CHASER

0344 PM HAIL 4 N BURLINGAME 38.81N 95.83W
04/06/2010 E0.75 INCH OSAGE KS STORM CHASER

0348 PM HAIL 3 SSW AUBURN 38.86N 95.83W
04/06/2010 E1.00 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0354 PM HAIL 3 NW OSAGE CITY 38.66N 95.87W
04/06/2010 E1.75 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0357 PM HAIL 1 SW OSAGE CITY 38.63N 95.83W
04/06/2010 E0.88 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0357 PM HAIL 1 W OVERBROOK 38.78N 95.58W
04/06/2010 E1.00 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0358 PM TSTM WND GST 4 S BURLINGAME 38.70N 95.84W
04/06/2010 E70.00 MPH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0358 PM HAIL 4 SSE SCRANTON 38.72N 95.72W
04/06/2010 E0.75 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

STRONG WINDS 40-50 MPH BLOWING HAIL

0358 PM HAIL 4 S BURLINGAME 38.70N 95.84W
04/06/2010 E0.88 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0400 PM HAIL 5 N OSAGE CITY 38.71N 95.83W
04/06/2010 E1.00 INCH OSAGE KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0415 PM TSTM WND GST 3 E PERRY 39.08N 95.34W
04/06/2010 E60.00 MPH JEFFERSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0415 PM TSTM WND GST 1 WNW PERRY 39.08N 95.41W
04/06/2010 E60.00 MPH JEFFERSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0415 PM HAIL 1 WNW PERRY 39.08N 95.41W
04/06/2010 E0.88 INCH JEFFERSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0415 PM HAIL 5 NE OVERBROOK 38.83N 95.49W
04/06/2010 E1.00 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0418 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 ESE CARBONDALE 38.79N 95.60W
04/06/2010 OSAGE KS NWS EMPLOYEE

30 FOOT TALL TREE 13 INCHES IN DIAMETER BLOWN DOWN ACROSS
ROAD

0423 PM HAIL 3 NW MCLOUTH 39.23N 95.25W
04/06/2010 E0.88 INCH JEFFERSON KS STORM CHASER

0425 PM HAIL CLINTON 38.91N 95.39W
04/06/2010 E1.00 INCH DOUGLAS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0428 PM HAIL 1 E MCLOUTH 39.20N 95.19W
04/06/2010 E1.00 INCH JEFFERSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

WIND ALSO GUST 55 MPH ESTIMATED

0429 PM HAIL 3 NW OSAGE CITY 38.66N 95.86W
04/06/2010 E0.88 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0430 PM TSTM WND DMG LAWRENCE 38.96N 95.26W
04/06/2010 DOUGLAS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TIME ESTIMATED. SOCCER GOAL BLOWN TEN YARDS INTO
ADJOINING FIELD. ESTIMATED 60 MPH WINDS

0432 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 N LAWRENCE 38.99N 95.24W
04/06/2010 DOUGLAS KS EMERGENCY MNGR

DELAYED REPORT. POWER LINE WAS DOWN AT 6TH AND MAINE AS
WELL AS 25TH AND IOWA. TREE DOWN NEAR 8TH AND ALABAMA.

0432 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 NW LAWRENCE 38.98N 95.25W
04/06/2010 DOUGLAS KS NWS EMPLOYEE

TREE SNAPPED NEAR 6TH AND IOWA AS WELL AS NEAR MCDONALD
AND PRINCETON.

0435 PM TSTM WND GST 2 NNW LAWRENCE 38.98N 95.27W
04/06/2010 E60.00 MPH DOUGLAS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0435 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 S MCLOUTH 39.12N 95.21W
04/06/2010 JEFFERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

4 INCH TREE LIMBS DOWN. TIME ESTIMATED.

0435 PM HAIL 2 NNW LAWRENCE 38.98N 95.27W
04/06/2010 E1.00 INCH DOUGLAS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0437 PM HAIL 4 N LAWRENCE 39.03N 95.23W
04/06/2010 E0.75 INCH DOUGLAS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0437 PM TSTM WND GST LAWRENCE 38.97N 95.24W
04/06/2010 E60.00 MPH DOUGLAS KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0439 PM TSTM WND GST LAWRENCE 38.96N 95.26W
04/06/2010 M68.00 MPH DOUGLAS KS ASOS

0504 PM HAIL 1 NNE OSAGE CITY 38.65N 95.82W
04/06/2010 E0.88 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0655 PM TSTM WND GST 6 SW OLPE 38.19N 96.23W
04/06/2010 E60.00 MPH LYON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0655 PM HAIL 6 SW OLPE 38.19N 96.23W
04/06/2010 E1.00 INCH LYON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0708 PM HAIL OLPE 38.26N 96.17W
04/06/2010 E1.00 INCH LYON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0708 PM HAIL OLPE 38.26N 96.17W
04/06/2010 E1.00 INCH LYON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0748 PM HAIL 6 SSE HARTFORD 38.24N 95.91W
04/06/2010 E0.88 INCH COFFEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0755 PM HAIL 5 NNW BURLINGTON 38.27N 95.77W
04/06/2010 E1.00 INCH COFFEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0859 PM HAIL 2 W COLONY 38.07N 95.41W
04/06/2010 E1.00 INCH ANDERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER
 


Return to News Archive

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.