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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

South Metro Kansas City Storms Add to Already Impressive Rainfall Totals For June So Far


T
hunderstorms forecast overnight didn't materalize- but by mid-afternoon cumulus clouds blossomed into cumulonimbus that produced torrential rains over the southern Metro.



On top of all that- a wall cloud actually formed on the south end of the last thundercell that passed through around the 3 o'clock hour- shown here on this series of photos taken at Longview Lake.

Thankfully- that wall cloud soon dissipated as the storm cell began moving more southeasterly- toward Cass county MO..


Heavy rain fell in some areas again- with a maxima seen on area rain gauges at 1.22 inches in south KC-MO near 95th Street and Lydia- very close to the Bannister Road GSA Federal complex.

This also prompted the NWS office in Pleasant Hill to issue a Flash Flood Warning for Johnson county KS and portions of Jackson- Cass- Lafayette and Johnson counties MO until 6:30 p.m.

Weather radars indicate most of the heavy rain activity has moved out of the Metro and except for a few small cells in Douglas county KS- most of the rain should be over .

So- to pull a TV meteorologist ploy where they ask the VIEWERS weather questions- "how much rain did that add to June's totals?"

Click on the last image that depicts the latest (as of 4:20 p.m.) rainfall totals area-wide so far for June 2010.


If you're not sure of the location of a particular gauge- you can match the gauge's number on the Overland Park Traffic department's 'Stormwatch' site.


We SHOULD get a break from any organized storms and flooding rains for the next 2 days at least.
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