2-20-2012: Hail And Wind Affect The Region

A strong area of low pressure crossed Kansas on Monday February 20th.  This storm
system brought multiple rounds of rainfall to the area through the day.  By afternoon, a
narrow band of unstable air developed across central Kansas.  This instability coupled
with strong wind shear to produce a line of strong to severe thunderstorms that tracked
from central Kansas into Missouri.  There were many reports of pea size hail with a
few instances of hail up to the size of quarters.  Meanwhile, wind gusts of 45 to 60 mph
accompanied the thunderstorms as they passed through.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...
SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
759 PM CST MON FEB 20 2012
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...    ....MAG.... 
..REMARKS..
0450 PM     HAIL             2 E DELPHOS             E0.88 INCH
0458 PM     HAIL             MINNEAPOLIS             E0.88 INCH    
NEARLY COVERING THE GROUND
0458 PM     HAIL             5 E DELPHOS             E0.50 INCH
HAIL COVERING CROUND ABOUT 2 INCHES DEEP OF PEA TO DIME SIZE HAIL.
ALSO REPORTED SLOW MOVING TRAFFIC ON 81 HWY DUE TO THE DEEP HAIL.
0505 PM     HAIL             5 NE DELPHOS            E1.00 INCH
COVERING GROUND
0518 PM     HAIL             5 SSE CONCORDIA         E0.25 INCH
HAIL IS COVERING THE GROUND ALMOST AN INCH DEEP.
0636 PM     TSTM WND GST     FORBES FIELD            M55.00 MPH
0654 PM     TSTM WND GST     GARNETT AIRPORT         M54.00 MPH


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