June Weather: A Month To Remember

June of 2010 was quite wet across northeast Kansas, and while records were not broken in this area, it is a month that will be remembered for some extreme weather.   There were frequent bouts of heavy rain, with rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour being recorded on multiple occasions, which led to significant flooding.  Widespread damaging winds of 60 to 85 mph repeatedly affected some of the same areas night after night.  Also, localized areas experienced hail as large as tennis balls.  Following are some unofficial precipitation statistics and some of the most significant storm reports across the area for the month of June.

Site

Concordia

Topeka

Manhattan

Emporia

Lawrence

Forbes Field

Belleville

Hiawatha

Average

4.24

5.29

5.69

5.83

5.14

5.44

4.69

4.91

June, 2010

5.81

9.54

6.59

4.62

5.31

6.31

8.07

7.81

Date Location Report
June 1 Beattie 2.5 inch Hail
June 8 2 Miles SE. of Williamsburg, 7 Miles NNE. of Colony, 1 Mile S. of Gridley Brief Tornado
June 13 Solomon, 7 miles S. of Abilene, Wamego, 10 miles S. of Manhattan 70 mph Wind
June 13 Topeka 60 to 85 mph Wind
June 13 Osage City 75 mph Wind
June 16 Lawrence Flash Flooding
June 19 (AM) 6 Miles SSE. of Courtland, 4 Miles NE. of Jamestown 2.2 Inch Hail
June 19 (AM) Cloud, Republic, Marshall, Nemaha, and Brown Counties 65 to 80 mph Winds
June 19 (PM) Ottawa, Cloud, Nemaha, Riley, Ottawa Counties 70 to 80 mph Winds
June 20 (PM) Cloud, Republic, Pottawatomie Counties 70 to 80 mph Winds

While the above numbers represent specific measurements at specific points, the first image below illustrates a more robust analysis of June rainfall across the state of Kansas.  The second image below shows the departure from the amount of precipitation normally received in June.  Color scales are found on the right side of the image, with anything from green to blue to pink indicating areas that received more precipitation than normal. 



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