Various Storm Topics Tonight!

5:47 pm in Extreme Weather, Severe Storms by Ted Keller

Wichita radar at 6:30 pm 9/15/10

Well, let’s start with the straight-line wind damage in Rogersville!  Around 4:30, radar estimated wind gusts to around 70 mph did extensive wind damage to trees and some power lines.  Power outages where reported.

Meanwhile, several rounds of rain fell on areas of  Vernon and St. Clair counties earlier today.  More heavy rain is on tap for these areas later this evening and tonight.  People should be on the lookout for flash flooding in these counties.  A flash flood watch was hoisted for much of southwest and west Missouri tonight.

Wichita Hail by Jim Weber

Finally, massive supercell storms forming in south-central Kansas have dumped baseball-size (larger?) hail in and around Wichita.  Several of these storms are tornado warned at this writing around 6:35 pm.  I believe the storms more westward will form a line of storms later this evening.  One storm in Greenwood County, KS will be watched this evening to see if it retains its supercell form to the Missouri border.