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Sunday, June 13, 2010

June Rainfall Amounts So Far Over Metro Kansas City

ccording to rainfall totals so far- parts of southern Metro Kansas City have received more than 8-inches of rain so far this month.

Eight-inch rainfalls- according to this Overland Park (OP) KS "Stormwatch" graphic (click on it for full size)- stretch from southern KC-MO into central and southern OP-KS..

These totals include today's rainfalls through 2:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Flash flood watches remain in effect for Metro Kansas City and much of the MetroRegion through Monday morning- when torrential rains should have moved into Metro KC by then.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is currently in effect until 7 p.m. for the Missouri portions of Metro Kansas City eastward across central and eastern Missouri- including the Quad Lakes area and those Kansas counties that border Missouri- Miami- Linn and Bourbon.

Please- if you encounter blinding rain while driving- find a high spot and pull over and wait it out if you're not familiar with that area's water flow.

Even if you ARE familiar with the area you're driving in- use extreme caution.

Many flash flood deaths occur in so-called 'familiar areas' within 10 miles of the victim's home.

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