Strong Winds and Heavy Rain June 13th-14th 2010

Strong Winds and Heavy Rain Rip Through Topeka on Sunday Night.

Strong winds and heavy rain accompanied a strong storm complex which moved through northeastern and east central Kansas late Sunday night into Monday morning.  Rainfall totals of between .75" and 2.00" inches were commonly reported across the area.  Isolated reports over 2 inches were also received by the National Weather Service. Flooding and flash flooding impacted the areas that received the most rain overnight.  The hardest hit areas of flooding and flash flooding were Geary, Morris, Riley, Wabaunsee, Douglas, and Lyon Counties, where multiple reports of stranded motorists and closed roads were received.  

See the daily COOP map for the 24 hour storm total precipitation.

Aside from the flooding resulting from the heavy rain, strong winds did damage to portions of Topeka, Kansas near midnight.   A storm damage survey concluded that tree damage was the result of strong straight line winds, estimated between 70 and 85 mph, which pushed through the area overnight.  Large trees were snapped or uprooted by the winds, and fell on nearby structures and vehicles.  A wind gust of 83 mph was measured just south of downtown Topeka near 21st Avenue and Kansas Avenue.

Above:  An animation of the winds as they moved through Topeka.  The lighter shades of red denote the stronger winds on the order of 60-85 mph.

Below:  A map of the area where damage occurred in the city of Topeka.  Pictures below the map are numbered.

 1: A large rotten Elm was toppled in Crestview Park

Large Tree Damage in Topeka

2. A large tree fell on a house in the Shunga Dr. neighborhood.

 Large Tree Damage in Topeka

3. Limbs of a silver maple tree were snapped.  Minor gutter damage to the apartments was also observed.

 

4:  An uprooted oak tree near where a measured 83mph wind was reported.

Large Tree Damage in Topeka

Local Storm Reports

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

0935 PM TSTM WND GST 7 S ABILENE 38.82N 97.21W
06/13/2010 E70.00 MPH DICKINSON KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0939 PM TSTM WND GST SOLOMON 38.92N 97.36W
06/13/2010 E70.00 MPH DICKINSON KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0950 PM TSTM WND GST ABILENE 38.92N 97.21W
06/13/2010 E65.00 MPH DICKINSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0956 PM TSTM WND GST SSE CHAPMAN 38.97N 97.02W
06/13/2010 E60.00 MPH DICKINSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1009 PM TSTM WND GST JUNCTION CITY 39.03N 96.83W
06/13/2010 E60.00 MPH GEARY KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

1022 PM TSTM WND GST 10 SSW MANHATTAN 39.04N 96.62W
06/13/2010 E70.00 MPH GEARY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1030 PM FLASH FLOOD JUNCTION CITY 39.03N 96.83W
06/13/2010 GEARY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET NEARLY IMPASSIBLE DUE TO RUNOFF
FROM HEAVY RAINFALL.

1034 PM TSTM WND GST 1 SW MANHATTAN 39.18N 96.58W
06/13/2010 E50.00 MPH RILEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

3 INCH TREE LIMBS BROKEN

1051 PM TSTM WND GST ALMA 39.02N 96.29W
06/13/2010 E60.00 MPH WABAUNSEE KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

1052 PM TSTM WND GST 3 ENE ST. GEORGE 39.21N 96.37W
06/13/2010 E60.00 MPH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1055 PM TSTM WND GST W EMPORIA 38.40N 96.18W
06/13/2010 E60.00 MPH LYON KS PUBLIC

RELAYED FROM KVOE.

1100 PM TSTM WND GST 1 NNW WAMEGO 39.21N 96.31W
06/13/2010 E70.00 MPH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1101 PM TSTM WND GST NW MCFARLAND 39.05N 96.24W
06/13/2010 E60.00 MPH WABAUNSEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1109 PM TSTM WND GST 4 NNE LOUISVILLE 39.31N 96.30W
06/13/2010 E60.00 MPH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1110 PM FLASH FLOOD MANHATTAN 39.18N 96.57W
06/13/2010 RILEY KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

MULTIPLE ROADS FLOODED IN THE CITY OF MANHATTAN AND
IMPASSIBLE. TWO WATER RESCUES BEING PERFORMED IN THE CITY
WHERE CARS STALLED IN FLOOD WATERS.

1111 PM FLASH FLOOD 4 E WILSEY 38.64N 96.60W
06/13/2010 MORRIS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

HELMICK ROAD...1400 ROAD, V AVENUE WEST OF 1400 ROAD
FLOODED BY A FOOT OR MORE OF WATER. WATER FLOWING OVER
ROADS MAKING THEM IMPASSABLE.

1115 PM FLASH FLOOD 2 N ST. GEORGE 39.22N 96.42W
06/13/2010 POTTAWATOMIE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

FLUSH ROAD NORTH OF ST. GEORGE.

1115 PM TSTM WND GST ESKRIDGE 38.86N 96.11W
06/13/2010 E60.00 MPH WABAUNSEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

PEA SIZE HAIL ALSO REPORTED.

1119 PM TSTM WND GST 1 WSW OSAGE CITY 38.63N 95.83W
06/13/2010 E75.00 MPH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1120 PM TSTM WND GST OSAGE CITY 38.63N 95.83W
06/13/2010 E75.00 MPH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1122 PM TSTM WND GST W TOPEKA 39.05N 95.68W
06/13/2010 E60.00 MPH SHAWNEE KS BROADCAST MEDIA

AT LEAST 60MPH WINDS REPORTED BY KTKA.

1125 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 WSW TOPEKA 39.02N 95.74W
06/13/2010 SHAWNEE KS NWS STORM SURVEY

A LARGE SYCAMORE TREE APPROXIMATELY 60 INCHES IN DIAMETER
WAS SNAPPED. CENTER PART OF TREE WAS ROTTED OUT. OTHER
SMALLER DIAMETER TREES APPROXIMATELY 12 TO 24 INCHES IN
DIAMETER WERE ALSO SNAPPED. TIME WAS ESTIMATED FROM
RADAR.

1130 PM TSTM WND GST 1 S TOPEKA 39.03N 95.68W
06/13/2010 M83.00 MPH SHAWNEE KS STORM CHASER

STORM CHASER MEASURED 83 MPH WIND GUST

1130 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 S TOPEKA 39.03N 95.68W
06/13/2010 SHAWNEE KS NWS STORM SURVEY

A LARGE OAK TREE WAS UPROOTED NEAR 21ST AVE AND KANSAS
AVE. TIME WAS ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

1136 PM TSTM WND GST TOPEKA 39.05N 95.68W
06/13/2010 E70.00 MPH SHAWNEE KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

1148 PM TSTM WND DMG PERRY 39.08N 95.39W
06/13/2010 JEFFERSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

POWER LINES DOWN IN PERRY...CAUSED BY BROKEN TREE LIMBS.

1152 PM TSTM WND GST 3 WNW PERRY 39.10N 95.45W
06/13/2010 E60.00 MPH JEFFERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1159 PM TSTM WND GST PERRY 39.17N 95.45W
06/13/2010 E70.00 MPH JEFFERSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

ESTIMATED AT PERRY LAKE DAM.

1205 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 6 ENE WILLIAMSTOWN 39.10N 95.23W
06/14/2010 E70.00 MPH JEFFERSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

21ST AND WELLMAN ROAD.

1218 AM TSTM WND DMG GARNETT 38.28N 95.24W
06/14/2010 ANDERSON KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

BROKEN POWER POLE IN TOWN.

1219 AM FLASH FLOOD LAWRENCE 38.97N 95.24W
06/14/2010 DOUGLAS KS EMERGENCY MNGR

1100 BLOCK OF W 19TH IN CENTRAL LAWRENCE, SOUTH OF KANSAS
UNIVERSITY FLOODING.

1219 AM FLASH FLOOD 2 S LAWRENCE 38.94N 95.24W
06/14/2010 DOUGLAS KS EMERGENCY MNGR

23RD AND OUSDAHL FLOODING. POLICE BARRICADING THE ROAD.

0238 AM FLOOD 1 E EMPORIA 38.40N 96.16W
06/14/2010 LYON KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

SEVERAL ROADS FLOODED ACROSS LYON COUNTY...1800 BLOCK OF
ROAD 145...1450 BLOCK OF ROAD V...1400 BLOCK OF ROAD
150...1500 BLOCK OF ROAD R...1700 BLOCK OF ROAD H.

0630 AM HEAVY RAIN 5 E ADMIRE 38.64N 96.01W
06/14/2010 M2.00 INCH LYON KS CO-OP OBSERVER

24 HR STORM TOTAL FROM MILLER COOP OBSERVER

0658 AM HEAVY RAIN 6 E BURDICK 38.56N 96.73W
06/14/2010 M1.02 INCH MORRIS KS CO-OP OBSERVER

24 HR STORM TOTAL FROM DIAMOND SPRINGS COOP OBSERVER

0710 AM HEAVY RAIN WILSEY 38.64N 96.68W
06/14/2010 M2.38 INCH MORRIS KS CO-OP OBSERVER

24 HR STORM TOTAL

0722 AM HEAVY RAIN ESE GRANTVILLE 39.08N 95.55W
06/14/2010 M2.00 INCH JEFFERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

24 STORM TOTAL

0725 AM HEAVY RAIN 2 N DUNLAP 38.61N 96.37W
06/14/2010 M1.30 INCH MORRIS KS CO-OP OBSERVER

24 HR STORM TOTAL

0729 AM HEAVY RAIN 4 WNW OLPE 38.28N 96.24W
06/14/2010 M1.40 INCH LYON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

24 HR STORM TOTAL

0746 AM HEAVY RAIN 10 WNW OSAGE CITY 38.70N 95.98W
06/14/2010 E2.10 INCH LYON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

24 HR STORM TOTAL

0945 AM HEAVY RAIN 1 E NORTONVILLE 39.41N 95.31W
06/14/2010 M1.95 INCH JEFFERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

24 HR STORM TOTAL

1020 AM HEAVY RAIN E ST. MARYS 39.19N 96.07W
06/14/2010 M2.40 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

24 HR STORM TOTAL

1101 AM HEAVY RAIN 1 SW MANHATTAN 39.18N 96.58W
06/14/2010 M1.90 INCH RILEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

STORM TOTAL


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