Severe Weather: Sunday April 3

During the day on Sunday, temperatures warmed to record highs across northeast Kansas before a powerful storm system moved through Sunday afternoon and evening.  Several locations reported hail up to 2 inches in diameter and winds of 70-80 mph with a few reports of structural damage due to straight line winds. Thunderstorms initiated late in the day behind a sharp cold front and quickly went severe. A well formed gustnado developed along the frontal boundary and rear flank boundary intersection near Williamstown on Highway 24. NWS survey crew identified areas of enhanced wind damage from a well formed gustnado in Williamstown. Two center pivot irrigations were flipped over, a large outdoor shed was destroyed and several tree limbs were snapped. A gustnado is usually a short lived vortex along the gust front of a thunderstorm that is not associated with an updraft or connected to the cloud base. However, conditions in this case allowed for a strong and persistent gustnado.

Radar Animation

Radar loop shows the supercell that tracked over Shawnee County and produced a microburst with winds of 70-80 mph. The supercell later went on to produce the gustnado in Jefferson County as well as hail up to the size of golf balls over Jackson County.

 

  Map of All Storm Reports
(Click map for interactive LSR map)


Gustnado in Jefferson County

Gustnado near Williamstown looking West

 

Gustnado Damage

             

Barn Damage in Anderson County

 

 

Hail Pictures

Hail in Lawrence

 

Hail in EmporiaHail in Lawrence

 

 

Summary of Storm Reports Received

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

0605 PM HAIL 1 NW MANHATTAN 39.19N 96.58W
04/03/2011 E0.75 INCH RILEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0615 PM HAIL 2 NE ST. GEORGE 39.21N 96.39W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0620 PM HAIL WSW ST. GEORGE 39.19N 96.42W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

HAIL NICKEL TO QUARTER SIZE.

0623 PM HAIL 1 W WAMEGO 39.20N 96.32W
04/03/2011 M1.00 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0623 PM HAIL 8 SW WAMEGO 39.11N 96.39W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH RILEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0642 PM HAIL 3 SSE BELVUE 39.17N 96.15W
04/03/2011 E1.25 INCH WABAUNSEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0642 PM HAIL 1 NNE ST. MARYS 39.21N 96.06W
04/03/2011 E1.25 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0643 PM HAIL W ST. MARYS 39.19N 96.08W
04/03/2011 E1.75 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0645 PM HAIL 3 W ROSSVILLE 39.14N 96.01W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH SHAWNEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0645 PM HAIL ST. MARYS 39.19N 96.07W
04/03/2011 E1.75 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0649 PM HAIL ENE DELIA 39.24N 95.96W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH JACKSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0650 PM TSTM WND DMG 6 S SILVER LAKE 39.02N 95.86W
04/03/2011 SHAWNEE KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

POSSIBLE BEGINNING POINT OF DAMAGE FROM SIGNIFICANT
MICROBURST NEAR 25TH AND SACREMENTO. RAIN FOOT WITNESSED
LOOKING SOUTH FROM THE SILVER LAKE AREA. FENCES BLOWN
DOWN.

0650 PM HAIL ENE DELIA 39.24N 95.96W
04/03/2011 E1.75 INCH JACKSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0653 PM HAIL 1 NNE ST. MARYS 39.21N 96.06W
04/03/2011 E0.75 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

PEA TO PENNY SIZE HAIL COVERING THE GROUND

0656 PM HAIL 2 WNW ST. GEORGE 39.20N 96.46W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

SPOTTER WAS LOCATED 3 MILES EAST OF ST. MARYS ON HWY 24.
WINDS ESTIMATED 40-50 MPH.

0658 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 WSW TOPEKA 39.03N 95.75W
04/03/2011 SHAWNEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

ROOF DAMAGE AT 21ST AND WANAMAKER. POWER LINES DOWN.

0658 PM HAIL 3 W HOYT 39.25N 95.77W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH JACKSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0659 PM TSTM WND GST 5 WSW TOPEKA 39.02N 95.76W
04/03/2011 E80.00 MPH SHAWNEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

21ST AND FAIRLAWN

0700 PM TSTM WND DMG TOPEKA 39.05N 95.68W
04/03/2011 SHAWNEE KS PUBLIC

29TH AND AUBURN MULTIPLE SHINGLES BLOWN OFF OF HOUSES. 3
INCH TREE LIMBS DOWN.

0700 PM TSTM WND DMG TOPEKA 39.05N 95.68W
04/03/2011 SHAWNEE KS PUBLIC

29TH AND GAGE. POWER LINE DOWN AND LIGHT POLE WAS
SNAPPED. LARGE TREE LIMBS ARE DOWN BLOCKING THE ROAD.

0700 PM TSTM WND GST 6 WSW TOPEKA 39.01N 95.78W
04/03/2011 E70.00 MPH SHAWNEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

ESTIMATED BY MEDIA METEOROLOGIST

0701 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 SE TOPEKA 39.03N 95.65W
04/03/2011 SHAWNEE KS NWS EMPLOYEE

IN THE VICINITY OF 23RD AND CROCO...LARGE TREES DOWN.
ROOF REMOVED FROM BARN. SHINGLES REMOVED FROM HOUSE NEAR
LAKE SHAWNEE DAM. POWER LINES DOWN.

0703 PM HAIL 5 E HOYT 39.26N 95.61W
04/03/2011 E1.75 INCH JACKSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0703 PM HAIL 6 WSW MAYETTA 39.30N 95.82W
04/03/2011 E0.88 INCH JACKSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0707 PM HAIL SW MERIDEN 39.19N 95.57W
04/03/2011 E1.75 INCH JEFFERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0709 PM TSTM WND DMG MAPLE HILL 39.08N 96.03W
04/03/2011 WABAUNSEE KS PUBLIC

MAJOR STRUCTUAL DAMAGE TO AN OUTBUILDING.

0710 PM HAIL S VALLEY FALLS 39.34N 95.46W
04/03/2011 E1.75 INCH JEFFERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0714 PM TSTM WND GST FORBES FIELD 38.96N 95.67W
04/03/2011 M59.00 MPH SHAWNEE KS ASOS

0714 PM TSTM WND GST ESE WHITE CITY 38.79N 96.73W
04/03/2011 E65.00 MPH MORRIS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0716 PM HAIL WHITE CITY 38.80N 96.74W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH MORRIS KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0716 PM HAIL WHITE CITY 38.80N 96.74W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH MORRIS KS PUBLIC

PEA TO QUARTER SIZE HAIL

0717 PM HAIL 4 S OZAWKIE 39.18N 95.47W
04/03/2011 E0.50 INCH JEFFERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0719 PM HAIL ESE WHITE CITY 38.79N 96.73W
04/03/2011 E0.88 INCH MORRIS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0720 PM TSTM WND DMG WILLIAMSTOWN 39.06N 95.33W
04/03/2011 JEFFERSON KS NWS STORM SURVEY

UPDATE...NWS SURVEY CREW IDENTIFIED AREAS OF ENHANCED
WIND DAMAGE FROM WELL FORMED GUSTNADO IN WILLIAMSTOWN.
TWO CENTER PIVOT IRRIGATIONS WERE FLIPPED OVER...A LARGE
OUTDOOR SHED WAS DESTROYED AND SEVERAL TREE LIMBS WERE
SNAPPED.

0720 PM TSTM WND GST WILLIAMSTOWN 39.06N 95.33W
04/03/2011 E80.00 MPH JEFFERSON KS NWS EMPLOYEE

WELL FORMED GUSTNADO DEVELOPED ALONG THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY
AND REAR FLANK BOUNDARY INTERSECTION...NEAR WILLIAMSTOWN
ON HWY24. WINDS INSIDE THE FEATURE WERE SUSTAINED AROUND
80 MPH. THE STRONG CIRCULATION PERSISTED FOR NEARLY 5
MINUTES...WITH A MAX WIDTH OF 0.25 MILE. DAMAGE WAS
LIMITED TO BROKEN TREE LIMBS.

0728 PM HAIL MARYSVILLE 39.84N 96.65W
04/03/2011 E0.25 INCH MARSHALL KS PUBLIC

0733 PM HAIL BURDICK 38.56N 96.85W
04/03/2011 E0.88 INCH MORRIS KS PUBLIC

SW CORNER OF BURDICK

0736 PM HAIL 11 SSW ALMA 38.86N 96.37W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH WABAUNSEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0737 PM HAIL BURDICK 38.56N 96.85W
04/03/2011 E1.25 INCH MORRIS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0737 PM HAIL 1 NNW ALTA VISTA 38.88N 96.50W
04/03/2011 E0.75 INCH GEARY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0742 PM HAIL 8 E ALTA VISTA 38.86N 96.34W
04/03/2011 E0.50 INCH WABAUNSEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0745 PM HAIL 2 W CORNING 39.66N 96.06W
04/03/2011 E0.25 INCH NEMAHA KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0758 PM HAIL 5 S COUNCIL GROVE 38.59N 96.49W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH MORRIS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0759 PM HAIL SE ESKRIDGE 38.86N 96.10W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH WABAUNSEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0805 PM HAIL BURLINGAME 38.75N 95.83W
04/03/2011 E1.25 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0807 PM HAIL 4 ENE HARVEYVILLE 38.81N 95.89W
04/03/2011 E0.75 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0813 PM HAIL S CARBONDALE 38.82N 95.69W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH OSAGE KS PUBLIC

0817 PM HAIL 3 S BUSHONG 38.60N 96.26W
04/03/2011 E1.50 INCH LYON KS PUBLIC

0817 PM HAIL 5 SSE BUSHONG 38.58N 96.21W
04/03/2011 M1.25 INCH LYON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0819 PM HAIL 4 E CARBONDALE 38.82N 95.61W
04/03/2011 M1.25 INCH OSAGE KS NWS EMPLOYEE

0820 PM HAIL 11 N EMPORIA 38.57N 96.17W
04/03/2011 E1.75 INCH LYON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0820 PM HAIL OVERBROOK 38.78N 95.56W
04/03/2011 E1.50 INCH OSAGE KS PUBLIC

0822 PM HAIL FORBES FIELD 38.96N 95.67W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH SHAWNEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0823 PM HAIL 3 SE BERRYTON 38.91N 95.59W
04/03/2011 E1.75 INCH SHAWNEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

NEAR 89TH AND PAULEN ROAD. DELAYED REPORT

0823 PM HAIL 2 NW RICHLAND 38.91N 95.57W
04/03/2011 E1.75 INCH SHAWNEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0825 PM HAIL OVERBROOK 38.78N 95.56W
04/03/2011 E1.75 INCH OSAGE KS PUBLIC

0825 PM HAIL LONE STAR 38.87N 95.36W
04/03/2011 M2.00 INCH DOUGLAS KS NWS EMPLOYEE

0825 PM TSTM WND GST 2 SSW BURDICK 38.54N 96.86W
04/03/2011 E60.00 MPH MORRIS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0825 PM HAIL 2 SSW BURDICK 38.54N 96.86W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH MORRIS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0826 PM HAIL TOPEKA 39.05N 95.68W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH SHAWNEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

42ND AND ADAMS AND 29TH AND CROCO.

0826 PM HAIL 9 SE TOPEKA 38.96N 95.56W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH SHAWNEE KS NWS EMPLOYEE

0826 PM HAIL 2 NNE BERRYTON 38.96N 95.61W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH SHAWNEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0832 PM HAIL 2 NNW CLINTON 38.95N 95.40W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH DOUGLAS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0832 PM HAIL 2 SSW BURDICK 38.54N 96.86W
04/03/2011 E1.50 INCH MORRIS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0835 PM HAIL PLEASANT GROVE 38.86N 95.27W
04/03/2011 M1.50 INCH DOUGLAS KS NWS EMPLOYEE

0835 PM HAIL 4 SSW LECOMPTON 38.99N 95.43W
04/03/2011 E1.25 INCH DOUGLAS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

SIZES RANGED FROM NICKEL TO HALF DOLLAR SIZE.

0835 PM HAIL OSAGE CITY 38.63N 95.83W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0836 PM TSTM WND GST 4 SW CARBONDALE 38.78N 95.74W
04/03/2011 E70.00 MPH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0839 PM HAIL 3 SSW LAWRENCE 38.92N 95.28W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH DOUGLAS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0840 PM TSTM WND DMG AMERICUS 38.51N 96.26W
04/03/2011 LYON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

TIME APPROXIMATED. REPORTS OF ROOF DAMAGE...SMALL SHEDS
AND BARNS DESTROYED...AND A ROOF REMOVED FROM A HOME IN
THE GENERAL AMERICUS AREA.

0840 PM HAIL 6 N BURLINGAME 38.84N 95.83W
04/03/2011 E1.75 INCH OSAGE KS PUBLIC

0840 PM HAIL LAWRENCE 38.96N 95.26W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH DOUGLAS KS PUBLIC

6TH AND WAKARUSA

0840 PM HAIL 4 ENE EMPORIA 38.43N 96.12W
04/03/2011 E1.75 INCH LYON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0840 PM HAIL LAWRENCE 38.96N 95.26W
04/03/2011 E1.75 INCH DOUGLAS KS EMERGENCY MNGR

AT INTERSECTION OF BOB BILLINGS AND IOWA IN LAWRENCE.

0840 PM HAIL AMERICUS 38.51N 96.26W
04/03/2011 E1.50 INCH LYON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

TIME APPROXIMATED.

0840 PM HAIL 1 WNW EMPORIA 38.41N 96.20W
04/03/2011 E1.25 INCH LYON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0841 PM HAIL 1 SE EMPORIA 38.40N 96.17W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH LYON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

ESTIMATED 50 MPH WINDS

0841 PM HAIL 1 W LAWRENCE 38.96N 95.28W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH DOUGLAS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0841 PM HAIL 4 N EMPORIA 38.46N 96.18W
04/03/2011 E1.25 INCH LYON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0841 PM HAIL 2 S EMPORIA 38.38N 96.18W
04/03/2011 E2.75 INCH LYON KS BROADCAST MEDIA

0842 PM HAIL 2 SW OSKALOOSA 39.19N 95.35W
04/03/2011 E0.88 INCH JEFFERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

SPOTTER LOCATED ON HWY 24 ON THE DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTY
LINE.

0844 PM HAIL BALDWIN CITY 38.78N 95.19W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH DOUGLAS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

WEST SIDE OF BALDWIN CITY. RELAYED BY EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT.

0845 PM HAIL 5 NNE LAWRENCE 39.03N 95.23W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH DOUGLAS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

ESTIMATED 50 MPH WINDS. HAIL LASTED LESS THAN 5 MINS.

0845 PM HAIL EUDORA 38.94N 95.10W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH DOUGLAS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

RELAYED BY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

0847 PM HAIL 1 S EUDORA 38.93N 95.10W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH DOUGLAS KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0848 PM HAIL 5 ESE WILLIAMSTOWN 39.05N 95.25W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH JEFFERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0900 PM TSTM WND GST COFFEY COUNTY AIRPORT 38.30N 95.73W
04/03/2011 M58.00 MPH COFFEY KS AWOS

COFFEY CO AIRPORT AWOS MEASUREMENT

0903 PM HAIL 3 S MELVERN 38.46N 95.63W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0907 PM HAIL 9 NNE BURLINGTON 38.31N 95.68W
04/03/2011 E1.50 INCH COFFEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0908 PM HAIL 1 W OLIVET 38.48N 95.78W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0908 PM TSTM WND DMG 6 SW OTTAWA 38.56N 95.35W
04/03/2011 FRANKLIN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TREE BRANCHES DOWN APPROX 1-2 INCHES IN DIAMETER.

0908 PM NON-TSTM WND GST HARRIS 38.32N 95.44W
04/03/2011 E50.00 MPH ANDERSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0909 PM HAIL 1 SW MELVERN 38.50N 95.65W
04/03/2011 E0.88 INCH OSAGE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0909 PM HAIL WNW MELVERN 38.51N 95.64W
04/03/2011 E0.75 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0910 PM HAIL WAVERLY 38.39N 95.60W
04/03/2011 E1.50 INCH COFFEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0914 PM HAIL 2 S LYNDON 38.58N 95.68W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0918 PM HAIL WNW MELVERN 38.51N 95.64W
04/03/2011 E1.00 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

HAIL LASTED 10 TO 15 MINS

0920 PM TSTM WND GST 9 SSE GARNETT 38.16N 95.21W
04/03/2011 E60.00 MPH ANDERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

LIMBS DOWN

0925 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 W GARNETT 38.28N 95.33W
04/03/2011 ANDERSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

WIND DAMAGE REPORTED IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS ACROSS ANDERSON
COUNTY. ROOF REMOVED FROM BARN...WINDOWS BROKEN OUT OF
HOME...SHINGLES OFF OF HOMES...A MISSING CARPORT. MORE
INFORMATION TO COME IN TERMS OF DAMAGE LOCATIONS AND
SPECIFIC DETAILS AFTER SUNRISE MONDAY.

0925 PM TSTM WND GST 5 W GARNETT 38.28N 95.33W
04/03/2011 E80.00 MPH ANDERSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

WINDS ESTIMATED AT 80 MPH WITH POSSIBLE DAMAGE.

0926 PM HAIL 1 S PRINCETON 38.47N 95.28W
04/03/2011 M1.50 INCH FRANKLIN KS NWS EMPLOYEE

0930 PM HAIL 3 SSE WAVERLY 38.36N 95.58W
04/03/2011 E0.88 INCH COFFEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1027 PM TSTM WND GST S KINCAID 38.08N 95.15W
04/03/2011 E60.00 MPH ANDERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

 



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