Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Severe weather & flooding update

I wanted to give you a quick update on timing of the severe weather expected today in parts of Kansas. It's looking like storms will develop after 6 p.m. in central and northeast Kansas (area shaded in light yellow) which should include Salina. Hail up to golf ball size and some winds over 60 mph look to be the biggest threats. The tornado threat looks much more likely in parts of Iowa where the upper level winds look more favorable.

Storms will move east once they fire up, but gradually through the evening, we expect the storms to shift southeast. After midnight, the severe threat should be over.

Friday Flooding:
Still looks like most of Kansas could be in line for some heavier rainfall Friday. There's still so much standing water around the area that another 1-2" of rain could cause some problems. Your sump pump will likely get a workout as this slow, steady rain sets in. Severe weather is very unlikely as the temperatures will be quite cool (cool air diminishes the severe threat).

European model

GFS (American Model) rain prediction

Stick with us throughout the day for updates on severe storms. Let us know if you have questions. Have a great Wednesday.

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