June 1 Severe Storms and Torrential Rain

Severe Storms and Torrential Rain Brings Flooding to Northeast Kansas

On the afternoon of June 1, severe thunderstorms formed across northeast Kansas as a warm front lifted northward through the area. Most of these storms produced severe hail up to the size of golf balls, but some of the stronger storms brought hail up to the size of baseballs. One of the strongest storms formed in Marion and McPherson counties and moved northward into Dickinson county. This storm produced a large amount of baseball sized hail and even some stones up to the size of softballs between Solomon and Abilene.  Some of the storms had strong rotation and one storm even produced a funnel cloud near Agenda. Aside from the significant hail and brief funnels, these storms were slow moving and brought torrential rain which has caused significant flooding to Manhattan, Louisville, Ogden, and Morganville. The storms which caused the flooding brought between 6 and 9 inches of rain over a 6 hour period to Clay, Riley, Pottawatomie, and Dickinson counties. In Manhattan the Red Bud Estates was completely inundated with running water from Wildcat Creek. Rock Creek in Louisville rose out of its banks and flooded some residences along Highway 99.  Subtantial flooding also occurred in the town of Morganville in Clay County and Ogden in Riley county.

 

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Above:  Radar loop of the storms that brought large hail and torrential rain to north central and northeast Kansas Wednesday.  This loop runs from 1230 PM Wednesday through 415 AM Thursday.  (1730Z - 0915Z)

 

  Coop Map for rain

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Above Left: Radar estimated rain totals from Wednesday and Wednesday night. 
Above Right:  Cooperative observer reports of measured rainfall totals from the same time.

 

Big Hail in Abilene   More Big Hail

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Above:  Softball sized hail fell in the western parts of Abilene on Wednesday afternoon.
Photos courtesy Chancy Smith Dickinson County Emergency Management

 

 

 

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Above:  As the storm went through Abilene it demonstrated a dramatic lowering. 
Photos courtesy Chancy Smith Dickinson County Emergency Management and Paul Froelich and KSAL

Click here for an interactive Local Storm Report Map

Local Storm Reports:

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

0207 PM HEAVY RAIN 7 N GREEN 39.53N 97.00W
06/01/2011 M3.50 INCH CLAY KS PUBLIC

859 ROAD HAD WATER RUNNING ACROSS THE ROAD. APPROXIMATELY
3 INCHES DEEP FROM THE NEARBY FIELD.

0223 PM HEAVY RAIN 5 N GREEN 39.50N 97.00W
06/01/2011 E1.50 INCH CLAY KS PUBLIC

STORM TOTAL RAINFALL.

0245 PM HAIL 2 WNW OLSBURG 39.44N 96.64W
06/01/2011 E1.00 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0307 PM HAIL NNW WESTMORELAND 39.40N 96.42W
06/01/2011 E1.25 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

QUARTER TO HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL COLLECTING ON THE
GROUND.

0307 PM HAIL WESTMORELAND 39.39N 96.41W
06/01/2011 E1.00 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0330 PM HAIL 10 E WESTMORELAND 39.39N 96.23W
06/01/2011 E1.00 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS PUBLIC

0341 PM HAIL 7 N ST. MARYS 39.30N 96.07W
06/01/2011 E1.75 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

ON HWY 63. ALSO ESTIMATED 50 MPH WINDS.

0353 PM HAIL 1 NNW EMMETT 39.32N 96.06W
06/01/2011 E1.50 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0355 PM HAIL EMMETT 39.31N 96.06W
06/01/2011 E2.75 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS PUBLIC

ESTIMATED 50 MPH WINDS. RELAYED THROUGH DISPATCH.

0357 PM HAIL OSAGE CITY 38.63N 95.83W
06/01/2011 E1.75 INCH OSAGE KS FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0359 PM HAIL 2 NNW OSAGE CITY 38.66N 95.84W
06/01/2011 E1.75 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0400 PM HAIL FRANKFORT 39.71N 96.42W
06/01/2011 E0.75 INCH MARSHALL KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0404 PM HAIL 2 NNW OSAGE CITY 38.66N 95.84W
06/01/2011 E2.00 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0404 PM HAIL 1 SW OSAGE CITY 38.63N 95.83W
06/01/2011 E1.25 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0408 PM HAIL 2 NNW OSAGE CITY 38.66N 95.84W
06/01/2011 E1.75 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0428 PM HAIL 4 SSE SCRANTON 38.72N 95.72W
06/01/2011 E1.00 INCH OSAGE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0447 PM HEAVY RAIN BLAINE 39.50N 96.40W
06/01/2011 E2.50 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

ALSO PENNY SIZE HAIL.

0447 PM HEAVY RAIN BLAINE 39.50N 96.40W
06/01/2011 E2.50 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0455 PM TSTM WND GST 1 N HOYT 39.26N 95.71W
06/01/2011 E75.00 MPH JACKSON KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

GOLFBALL SIZED HAIL ALSO REPORTED.

0458 PM HAIL 3 SSE MAYETTA 39.30N 95.70W
06/01/2011 E1.00 INCH JACKSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0501 PM HEAVY RAIN NNE MARYSVILLE 39.85N 96.64W
06/01/2011 E1.50 INCH MARSHALL KS TRAINED SPOTTER

RAINFALL TOTAL SINCE 2 PM CDT. SPOTTER LIVES ON A HILL
AND WAS UNAWARE OF ANY FLOODING ISSUES.

0531 PM HAIL GOFF 39.66N 95.93W
06/01/2011 E0.88 INCH NEMAHA KS PUBLIC

0541 PM FLASH FLOOD SW SENECA 39.83N 96.06W
06/01/2011 NEMAHA KS 911 CALL CENTER

WATER COVERING K187 HIGHWAY. HIGHWAY IS NOT CLOSED BUT
DEPUTIES ARE ON THE SCENE DIRECTING TRAFFIC.

0547 PM HAIL 1 SSE WETMORE 39.62N 95.81W
06/01/2011 E1.00 INCH NEMAHA KS TRAINED SPOTTER

HAIL HAS BEEN FALLING FOR THE PAST 5 MINS

0553 PM HAIL SE OZAWKIE 39.23N 95.47W
06/01/2011 M1.00 INCH JEFFERSON KS NWS EMPLOYEE

0555 PM TSTM WND GST SE OZAWKIE 39.23N 95.47W
06/01/2011 E65.00 MPH JEFFERSON KS NWS EMPLOYEE

60-65 MPH WINDS CAUSED MINOR TREE DAMAGE ALONG HIGHWAY 92
OVER PERRY LAKE.

0604 PM HEAVY RAIN 2 ESE OZAWKIE 39.22N 95.43W
06/01/2011 M1.46 INCH JEFFERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

STORM TOTAL SINCE 530 PM CDT.

0605 PM HAIL 2 ESE OZAWKIE 39.22N 95.43W
06/01/2011 E1.00 INCH JEFFERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

30-35 MPH WINDS.

0610 PM HAIL 5 E OLSBURG 39.43N 96.52W
06/01/2011 E0.75 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS PUBLIC

0628 PM HEAVY RAIN 4 WSW WOODLAWN 39.77N 95.94W
06/01/2011 M1.00 INCH NEMAHA KS TRAINED SPOTTER

STORM TOTAL

0719 PM HAIL 8 SSW ABILENE 38.81N 97.28W
06/01/2011 E1.00 INCH DICKINSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0724 PM HAIL 7 W AGENDA 39.71N 97.56W
06/01/2011 E2.00 INCH REPUBLIC KS EMERGENCY MNGR

210 AND VALLEY ROAD

0734 PM HAIL 4 SE ABILENE 38.87N 97.15W
06/01/2011 E1.25 INCH DICKINSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

LOTS OF QUARTER SIZED HAIL WITH HALF DOLLARS MIXED IN.

0740 PM HAIL ABILENE 38.92N 97.21W
06/01/2011 E2.75 INCH DICKINSON KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0744 PM HAIL NE ABILENE 38.92N 97.21W
06/01/2011 E1.75 INCH DICKINSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0747 PM HAIL 1 W ABILENE 38.92N 97.23W
06/01/2011 E4.50 INCH DICKINSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

DELAYED REPORT. 4 TO 5 INCH HAIL IN ABILENE. TIME
ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR.

0749 PM HAIL NE ABILENE 38.92N 97.21W
06/01/2011 E2.75 INCH DICKINSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

GOLFBALL TO BASEBALL HAIL COVERING GROUND.

0800 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 1 WNW AGENDA 39.72N 97.46W
06/01/2011 REPUBLIC KS TRAINED SPOTTER

SPOTTER WAS LOOKING NORTHWEST.

0933 PM HAIL 2 SW CARLTON 38.67N 97.32W
06/01/2011 E0.75 INCH DICKINSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0945 PM HAIL 2 SW CARLTON 38.67N 97.32W
06/01/2011 E1.75 INCH DICKINSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

LASTED FROM 930 PM TO 945 PM CDT.

0956 PM HAIL 4 W CARLTON 38.69N 97.37W
06/01/2011 E1.00 INCH DICKINSON KS PUBLIC

COVERING THE GROUND

1000 PM HAIL CLIFTON 39.57N 97.28W
06/01/2011 E1.00 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1008 PM HAIL 11 SSW ABILENE 38.77N 97.32W
06/01/2011 E1.50 INCH DICKINSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

HAIL BEGAN FALLING AT 953 PM CDT AS NICKELS AND INCREASED
IN SIZE WITH TIME.

1033 PM TSTM WND GST ABILENE 38.92N 97.21W
06/01/2011 M64.00 MPH DICKINSON KS AWOS

SUSTAINED WIND SPEED OF 54 MPH

1035 PM HEAVY RAIN CLYDE 39.59N 97.40W
06/01/2011 M2.79 INCH CLOUD KS CO-OP OBSERVER

RAINFALL THROUGH 1035 PM CDT.

1036 PM HAIL 3 WSW ABILENE 38.90N 97.26W
06/01/2011 E1.75 INCH DICKINSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1100 PM HEAVY RAIN TESCOTT 39.01N 97.88W
06/01/2011 M2.10 INCH OTTAWA KS PUBLIC

STORM TOTAL FROM 1015 PM TO 1100 PM CDT

1104 PM HEAVY RAIN 6 E CLIFTON 39.57N 97.17W
06/01/2011 E2.00 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

CREEKS AND DITCHES ARE BANK FULL.

1142 PM TSTM WND GST SOLOMON 38.92N 97.36W
06/01/2011 E60.00 MPH DICKINSON KS PUBLIC

1211 AM FLASH FLOOD AGENDA 39.71N 97.43W
06/02/2011 REPUBLIC KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

HIGHWAY 148 CLOSED BETWEEN TALMO AND AGENDA WITH 3 TO 5
FEET OF WATER FLOWING OVER THE ROAD.

1216 AM TSTM WND GST 3 NNW JUNCTION CITY 39.07N 96.85W
06/02/2011 E65.00 MPH GEARY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

ESTIMATED 60 TO 65 MPH WITH ZERO VISIBILITY.

1216 AM FLASH FLOOD 1 S AGENDA 39.69N 97.43W
06/02/2011 REPUBLIC KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

ROADS 220 SOUTH OF WAYNE AND 290 SOUTH OF ADGENDA ARE
CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER RUNNING OVER THE ROADWAYS.

1220 AM TSTM WND DMG 1 S JUNCTION CITY 39.01N 96.83W
06/02/2011 GEARY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

SMALL TREE DOWNED NEAR I-70 AND WASHINGTON STREET

1220 AM HAIL 3 NNW JUNCTION CITY 39.07N 96.85W
06/02/2011 E0.88 INCH GEARY KS STORM CHASER

0100 AM FLASH FLOOD 4 SSE MINNEAPOLIS 39.07N 97.68W
06/02/2011 OTTAWA KS EMERGENCY MNGR

NUMEROUS COUNTY ROADS WERE IMPASSABLE OVERNIGHT DUE TO
HIGH WATER.

0200 AM FLASH FLOOD MORGANVILLE 39.47N 97.20W
06/02/2011 CLAY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

MORGANVILLE INUNDATED BY FLASH FLOODING. NUMEROUS CITY
BUILDINGS FLOODED. VIRTUALLY ALL ROADS IN THE VINCINTY
ACROSS NORTHERN CLAY COUNTY WERE WASHED OUT.

0300 AM FLASH FLOOD 4 N WELLS 39.20N 97.55W
06/02/2011 OTTAWA KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

WATER FLOWING OVER INTERSECTION OF 210TH AND QUARTZ ROAD

0347 AM FLASH FLOOD MANHATTAN 39.18N 96.57W
06/02/2011 RILEY KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

INTERSECTION OF ANDERSON AND SCENIC ROADS CLOSED WITH AT
LEAST 6 INCHES OF FLOWING WATER. PORTIONS OF GARDENWAY RD
CLOSED. APARTMENT BEING EVACUATED NEAR WILDCAT CREEK AS
CREEK EXPECTED TO COME OUT OF BANKS.

0503 AM FLOOD GLASCO 39.36N 97.84W
06/02/2011 CLOUD KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

12 TO 18 INCHES OF WATER OVER RESIDENTIAL STREETS.

0504 AM HEAVY RAIN 4 NE LONGFORD 39.21N 97.28W
06/02/2011 M5.00 INCH CLAY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0515 AM FLASH FLOOD 2 S CLAY CENTER 39.35N 97.12W
06/02/2011 CLAY KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

6 INCHES OF FLOWING WATER OVER HIGHWAY 15

0515 AM FLASH FLOOD 5 SE JUNCTION CITY 38.98N 96.77W
06/02/2011 GEARY KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

2700TH BLOCK OF RIDGE ROAD CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER.
WATER WASHED ROCKS ONTO K-57.

0520 AM FLASH FLOOD 3 E BLAINE 39.50N 96.35W
06/02/2011 POTTAWATOMIE KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

ROCKS WASHED OVER HIGHWAY 16 NEAR WHEATON. KDOT SENT TO
CLEAR ROADWAY.

0520 AM FLASH FLOOD 3 W ST. GEORGE 39.19N 96.48W
06/02/2011 POTTAWATOMIE KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

BOTH LANES OF HIGHWAY 24 UNDER WATER 3 MILES WEST OF ST
GEORGE.

0520 AM FLASH FLOOD 2 W ST. GEORGE 39.19N 96.46W
06/02/2011 POTTAWATOMIE KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

FLOWING WATER BROKE OUT BASEMENT WINDOW OF HOUSE WEST OF
ST GEORGE NEAR TUMBLEWEED TERRACE.

0610 AM FLASH FLOOD 2 ENE ABILENE 38.93N 97.18W
06/02/2011 DICKINSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

FLOODING 1/4 OF A MILE EAST OF OLD 40 HIGHWAY AND JEEP RD
IN DICKINSON COUNTY REPORTED THROUGH E-SPOTTER.

0610 AM HEAVY RAIN BLAINE 39.50N 96.40W
06/02/2011 E4.67 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS CO-OP OBSERVER

24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL

0615 AM HEAVY RAIN N CIRCLEVILLE 39.51N 95.86W
06/02/2011 E2.20 INCH JACKSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

12 HR TOTAL.

0625 AM FLOOD 5 W MILTONVALE 39.35N 97.54W
06/02/2011 CLOUD KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

4 TO 5 FEET OF WATER IS COVERING A 10 MILE STRETCH OF
CAMP ROAD WEST OF MILTONVALE

0627 AM HEAVY RAIN 6 NNW RANDOLPH 39.51N 96.80W
06/02/2011 E3.88 INCH RILEY KS CO-OP OBSERVER

24 HR RAINFALL TOTAL.

0633 AM HEAVY RAIN 4 ESE AGENDA 39.68N 97.36W
06/02/2011 E3.95 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL

0635 AM HEAVY RAIN 6 N WELLS 39.22N 97.55W
06/02/2011 E2.40 INCH OTTAWA KS TRAINED SPOTTER

24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL

0656 AM HEAVY RAIN CLYDE 39.59N 97.40W
06/02/2011 M3.45 INCH CLOUD KS CO-OP OBSERVER

0659 AM FLASH FLOOD 3 W MANHATTAN 39.18N 96.63W
06/02/2011 RILEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTS EVACUATIONS NEAR THE GARDEN
WAY APARTMENTS...THE HIGHLAND RIDGE AREA AND THE RED BED
AREA NEAR SCENIC DRIVE. FLASH FLOODING CONTINUES ALONG
WILDCAT CREEK.

0701 AM FLASH FLOOD OGDEN 39.11N 96.71W
06/02/2011 RILEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

FLASH FLOODING AND EVACUATIONS OCCURRING ALONG 7 MILE
CREEK NEAR OGDEN

0711 AM HEAVY RAIN ENTERPRISE 38.90N 97.12W
06/02/2011 E2.05 INCH DICKINSON KS CO-OP OBSERVER

ALSO REPORTED NICKEL SIZED HAIL AND 1 INCH LIMBS DOWN
DOWN.

0812 AM HEAVY RAIN CUBA 39.80N 97.46W
06/02/2011 M5.19 INCH REPUBLIC KS CO-OP OBSERVER

24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL

0815 AM HEAVY RAIN CLAY CENTER 39.38N 97.12W
06/02/2011 E6.60 INCH CLAY KS CO-OP OBSERVER

24 HOUR TOTAL

0815 AM HEAVY RAIN 4 W WAKEFIELD 39.22N 97.09W
06/02/2011 M8.62 INCH CLAY KS CO-OP OBSERVER

0834 AM HEAVY RAIN 2 N MANHATTAN 39.21N 96.57W
06/02/2011 M5.76 INCH RILEY KS CO-OP OBSERVER

24 HR TOTAL

0842 AM FLASH FLOOD OGDEN 39.11N 96.71W
06/02/2011 RILEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

WATER OVER K-114 AND K-18 IN OGDEN HAS SHUT DOWN ACCESS
TO THE CITY. PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST OGDEN ARE BEING
EVACUATED NEAR K-18 AND WALNUT ROAD.

0844 AM HEAVY RAIN CUBA 39.80N 97.46W
06/02/2011 M5.19 INCH REPUBLIC KS CO-OP OBSERVER

24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL

0924 AM HEAVY RAIN 4 NW RANDOLPH 39.47N 96.81W
06/02/2011 M4.80 INCH RILEY KS CO-OP OBSERVER

24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL

0940 AM FLASH FLOOD LOUISVILLE 39.25N 96.31W
06/02/2011 POTTAWATOMIE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

ROCK CREEK IS OUT OF ITS BANKS AND IS FLOODING RESIDENCES
ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF HIGHWAY 99 IN LOUISVILLE.

0950 AM FLOOD 4 NNE MINNEAPOLIS 39.18N 97.68W
06/02/2011 OTTAWA KS TRAINED SPOTTER

SPOTTER ESTIMATES 2-3 FEET OF WATER OVER THE ROAD AT
TREATY RD AND 190TH RD.

1002 AM HEAVY RAIN 8 SW WAMEGO 39.11N 96.39W
06/02/2011 M2.95 INCH WABAUNSEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

STORM TOTAL

1028 AM HEAVY RAIN 5 E HOYT 39.26N 95.61W
06/02/2011 M3.70 INCH JACKSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

STORM TOTAL

1202 PM HEAVY RAIN 2 WNW OLSBURG 39.44N 96.64W
06/02/2011 M5.00 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL MEASURED SINCE 1 PM YESTERDAY.


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