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Thursday, June 17, 2010

June Rainfall In Parts of Metro Kansas City Passes the 14-Inch Mark

ednesday evening's thunder-downpours brought around 2-inches of rain in about an hour over parts of the southern Metro.

Images shown (click to enlarge) are- to the left is Wednesday's rainfall totals- via Overland Park's "Stormwatch" - from rain guages covering JoCo KS- south and midtown KC-MO as well as Northland KC-MO- and to the right the June totals so far as of the 9 p.m. hour Wednesday.

A June maximum so far of 14.02 is reported at Mission Road at Indian Creek in Leawood. Second place goes to a reporting station at I-435 and Nall in Overland Park at 13.98-inches.

There are unofficial reports I've seen of more than 17-inches of rain so far this month in the Ruskin Heights area of south KC-MO and parts of northwestern Cass county MO..

Wednesday's  heaviest rains appeared to be over northwestern Cass county with the 2-inch report- followed by south Jackson county MO into eastern and southeastern Johnson county KS with 1.5 to 1.8 inch reports.

Some high water rescues were necessary in Leawood KS at 151st Street and Kenneth Road- in Belton  in the 16400 block of Harris and in Raymore in the 1000 block of Johnston.

Lightning struck several houses in Overland park and Leawood- and caused a fire that heavily-damaged a house in Lee's Summit MO..

No injuries reported at any of those incidents.

Moderate flood crests are forecast by the NWS along the Missouri River from Brownsville NE to Leavenworth KS.

The flood crest will arrive in Leavenworth Friday morning.

The current weather radar shows last evening's activity well east of Metro Kansas City- but another area of precipitation shown moving east into central Kansas- leaving at least some chance of more precip here in the Metro later this Thursday morning.

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