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Flood Warning

Statement as of 8:55 AM CDT on May 24, 2015

Expires 11:36 AM EDT on May 25, 2015


The Flood Warning continues for
the Walnut river at Winfield.
* Until Wednesday afternoon.
* At 8:30 am Sunday the stage was 17.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by late this morning and continue
to rise to near 24.7 feet by Tuesday morning. The river will fall
below flood stage by early Wednesday morning.
* Impact... at 22.0 feet... a large portion of the Fairgrounds flood
along with roads west of rock and 3 miles northwest of Winfield.



                  Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed
Winfield 18.0 17.6 sun 08 am 22.5 24.7 15.8


lat... Lon 3745 9709 3727 9709 3713 9703 3713 9687
      3731 9697 3745 9696





849 am CDT sun may 24 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
the Whitewater river at Towanda.
* From this morning until Monday morning.
* At 8:30 am Sunday the stage was 21.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by late this morning and continue
to rise to near 22.5 feet by this afternoon. The river will fall
below flood stage by tonight.
* Impact... at 22.0 feet... minor flooding occurs along West Bank where
water flows over cultivated land, mainly in low lying areas.



                  Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed
Towanda 22.0 21.0 sun 08 am 20.3 12.6 6.7


lat... Lon 3794 9709 3774 9707 3774 9695 3794 9698






Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:53 AM CDT on May 24, 2015

Expires 2:00 PM EDT on May 24, 2015


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 1 PM CDT this
afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Kansas and south central Kansas...
including the following areas... in central Kansas... Chase. In
south central Kansas... Butler... Cowley... Sedgwick and Sumner.

* Until 1 PM CDT this afternoon.

* Another round of showers and thunderstorms is possible this
morning. Given saturated grounds... anything more than a passing
light shower will likely result in renewed flooding or
exacerbate existing flooding. Minor flooding is also forecast on
several rivers across the area.

* Those with outdoor plans along creeks and rivers need to monitor
the weather situation closely.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Remember to turn around... don't drown.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





Record Report

Statement as of 1:31 AM CDT on May 24, 2015


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Wichita eisenhower
National...

A record daily maximum rainfall of 1.98 inches was set at Wichita
eisenhower National Airport yesterday... may 23rd. This broke the old
record of 1.88 inches set in 1954.


Local Storm Report



05/23/2015 0735 PM

Augusta, Butler County.

Heavy rain m2.00 inch, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Emergency management measured 2 inches since midnight.





05/23/2015 0735 PM

Augusta, Butler County.

Heavy rain m2.00 inch, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Emergency management measured 2 inches since midnight.





05/23/2015 0636 PM

Rose Hill, Butler County.

Heavy rain m2.00 inch, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Emergency manager measures 2 inches of rain since 3 this
            afternoon.





05/23/2015 0748 PM

3 miles NW of Leon, Butler County.

Heavy rain m2.20 inch, reported by public.


            Individual reports via twitter of 2.2 inches of rain
            since this morning.





05/23/2015 0735 PM

Augusta, Butler County.

Heavy rain m2.00 inch, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Emergency management measured 2 inches since midnight.





05/23/2015 0735 PM

Augusta, Butler County.

Heavy rain m2.00 inch, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Emergency management measured 2 inches since midnight.





05/23/2015 0636 PM

Rose Hill, Butler County.

Heavy rain m2.00 inch, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Emergency manager measures 2 inches of rain since 3 this
            afternoon.





05/23/2015 0636 PM

Rose Hill, Butler County.

Heavy rain m2.00 inch, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Emergency manager measures 2 inches of rain since 3 this
            afternoon.



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM CDT on May 24, 2015


... On this date in weather history...

In 1990... four tornadoes roared across parts of central
Kansas... of which 2 reached F3 intensity. One massive F3
tornado... possessing a track 26 miles long and three
quarters of a mile wide... tore through Barton... Rice and
Ellsworth counties. Described as a huge black wall... the
tempest injured 6 and derailed 88 cars of a 125 car
freight train... some of which were stacked 3 to 4 cars
high. It caused around $500,000 damage. The second F3
tornado... believed to have touched down multiple
times... produced a path 60 miles long and around one
quarter mile wide across Rice... McPherson and Marion
counties. This tornado also hit a freight
train... derailing 87 of 103 cars. This second tornado
caused nearly $3 million damage in McPherson and Marion
counties alone. In 1962... severe thunderstorms wreaked
havoc over much of central and eastern Kansas.Reno and
Harvey counties were hit by 5 tornadoes of which 3
reached F3 intensity. Three of the tornadoes injured 6
and caused $500,000 damage. One F3 tornado destroyed a
bowling alley between Nickerson and Hutchinson... while a
second moved erratically between Burrton and Halstead.
The severe thunderstorms also bombarded these areas with
2 to 4 inch diameter hail.


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