Thunderstorms Bring Rain and Damaging Winds to Northeast Kansas
On Wednesday 7/25, a cold front swept across the area during the afternoon and overnight hours. As high temperatures approached 105 degrees, showers and thunderstorms developed along and ahead of the front bringing much needed rain. The 24-hour rainfall amounts ranged from nothing at all up to a little over an inch with the majority of the higher amounts over north central Kansas (see image below for 24-hour estimated rainfall). The extremely hot temperatures allowed for an unstable air mass in which these thunderstorms developed. A few isolated damaging winds estimated to be 60 to 70 mph were reported with the thunderstorms as well as a few reports of quarter size hail.
July 25th, 2012 Storm Reports
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July 25th, 2012 24-hour estimated rainfall
Downburst wind damage at 85th and NW Topeka Blvd in Shawnee County
(Photos courtesy of WIBW)