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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Thunderstorms Again in Metro Kansas City

Showers and thunderstorms have again developed in and around Metro KC.

At this time- the heaviest storm is along the Missouri River south-southeast of Liberty- but other storms were developing from Johnson County KS through downtown KC-MO- with other storms southwest of the Metro along I-35 toward and beyond Ottawa KS..

I apologize that I can no longer post high-definition radar images- since my radar program is outdated and I can't afford to purchase a new program at this time.

Click HERE for NWS radar images.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Kansas City Flash Flooding 8-26-16

Tonight's Rainfall So Far Along Turkey and Brush Creek in JoCoKS and KC-MO

The following video appears to be taken in Westport near Westport Road and Mill St..

Dozens of vehicles were flooded at the popular entertainment district.

Flash Flooding on Turkey Creek in Overland Park!

The creek is now about to go over the northbound lanes of I-35 at I-35 and Metcalf/I-635....

Here is a screen capture of live Net video of flash flooding on a Turkey Creek tributary- just North of West 79th St. and the East I-35 Frontage Road in OP-KS..

Three vehicles seen already floating in water that appears to be at least 4-feet deep and rising.

Shortly after taking this capture- a grey or silver-colored van or SUV drives into the water from the south- or lower left in this image- and also stalls and begins floating to the left or downstream side.

As the vehicle became stuck in the suction of the underground I-35 culvert- the driver climbed out onto the roof and was helped over the NB I-35 exit ramp to W. 75th St. retaining wall and dry ground.

That concrete median-type divider acted as a dam for the high water shown here.   

Apparently- no one was hurt here. 

Flash Flooding in Kansas City Northland

More than 3-inches of rain have fallen near KCI Airport and in the upper Line Creek watershed.

There are currently 2 "high water" rescues on-going in that area- one at "755 N.W. Barry Road.

If you live near or are driving around Line and Shoal Creeks- use EXTREME caution!

Kansas City Councilwoman Faces Off with Police Officers Trying to Tow Her Car

Sorry councilwoman Alissia Canady representing MY district- you do NOT get special consideration for law violations!

Kansas City councilwoman faces off with police officers trying to tow her car: A Kansas City councilwoman was in a lengthy confrontation with police when they tried to tow her car.

Tornado Watch For Parts Of Metro Kansas City Until 10 PM

This watch- No. 458- includes Wyandotte-Leavenworth and Atchison counties in Kansas and Platte- Clay- Ray- Carroll and counties northward in Missouri.

Thus far Metro KC counties south of the MO and KS Rivers are NOT included.

A Tornado Warning has recently been issued for NE Platte- far NW Clay and SW Clinton counties in MO....

Indian Creek Rising Rapidly in Overland Park

Heavy rain that began after midnight has caused a rapid rise on Indian Creek in Olathe and Overland Park.

Rainfalls of as high at 3-inches in the Indian Creek headwaters on top of around 5-inches late Tuesday into Wednesday morning has sent the creek to near "monitor stage" at Blackbob and continues to rise .2 of a foot every 10 minutes.

Shown below are the stages shortly before 5:20 am Thursday:

The heavy rain has moved north of this area- however there should be increasing concerns for further heavy rainfall forecasted later this Thursday afternoon and evening- as storm totals are nearling 7-inches since late Tuesday night and soils are now saturated.

BREAKING: Lenexa KS Apartment Building Fire

The incident is at the Park Edge Apartments in the 8500 block of Renner Boulevard.

The initial alarm sounded for Lenexa and Olathe firefighters at 1:45 am- and a working fire was reported.

There was a heavy thunderstorm occurring at the time- but not yet known if this fire was a result of a lightning strike.

Thus far- there are no reports of injuries....

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Kansas City International Airport Aircraft Standby

Airport crash- fire and rescue units along with KC-MO Fire structural fire companies have been sent to KCI on a standby for a passenger jet.

There is reportedly "a power loss on Engine 1" of the aircraft- according to the pilot's report to KCI Tower.

There are reported to be "48 souls-on-board" according to the initial  KCI tower report to CFR units at 9:08 pm..

At 9:29 pm- a KCI-CFR unit reports the "aircraft has landed safely." 

Five-Inches of Rain Recorded on OP-Leawood KS Border

The following image is a screen capture of the Overland Park Stormwatch rainfall map.

The period indicated is 3 am Wednesday to 3 am this Thursday morning and the 5-inch total is shown at a rain-gauge at I-435 and Nall.

Indian Creek has remained below moderate flood stage of 14-feet at 103rd Street just west of Metcalf.

However- additional moderate to locally heavy rain was again developing at this hour west and southwest of Metro Kansas City- and will move over the southern Metro during the next 3 hours.

Indian Creek Gets Within 1.8 Feet Of Flood in Overland Park

Heavy rains bought on by severe thunderstorms caused a fast rise on Indian Creek in Overland Park KS Wednesday night.

Six hour rainfall near the creek gage site was more than 3.3-inches as shown on the next image.

As you can see by the next image- the stage actually got within 1.8 feet of "moderate flood" at the gage location at W. 103rd Street and Marty- just west of Metcalf.

Indian Creek was slowly falling as of midnight Thursday morning. but further heavy rains SW of Metro Kansas City will keep me watching this situation for the next few hours.

I will post updates on my Facebook account "Jay Botee" as needed....

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Metro Kansas City In Severe Storm Watch Until 11 PM

Also includes Topeka- Lawrence- Ottawa and Emporia in Kansas.

Includes St. Joseph- Chillicothe- Cameron- Nevada and Clinton in Missouri.

BREAKING: Blue Ridge Cutoff Closed Due to Fatality Crash

The incident was reported about 12:10 am Wednesday morning as "a pedestrian struck at Blue Ridge Cutoff and Sni-A-Bar" in eastern Kansas City MO..

Additional fire department resources and ambulances were ordered- and KC MO Police reported this incident as "a crime scene."

Police have closed a broad section of Blue Ridge Cutoff from Raytown Road to 53rd Street as of 1 am..

As of early Wednesday afternoon- the ONLY local news story on this incident was seen via The KC STAR .

Additional info as received....