Archive for Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Johnson and Leavenworth counties under severe thunderstorm warning

June 16, 2010

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Johnson and Leavenworth counties until 5:45 p.m.

NWS Doppler Radar indicated a line of thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph moving east from Oskaloosa at 20 mph and heading to Tonganoxie, De Soto, Basehor, Linwood, Reno, Jarbalo, Clearview City and Fairmount.

Along with damaging winds, this storm may produce nickel-sized hail, deadly lighting and heavy rains.

The NWS warns residents to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of your home or business.

They also advise that heavy rains may cause flash flooding. Motorists are advised to avoid areas where water covers the road.

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