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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Statement as of 7:03 PM CDT on May 27, 2016

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on May 27, 2016


Severe Thunderstorm Watch 224 remains in effect until 1000 PM CDT
for the following locations


KS
. Kansas counties included are

Barber Barton Butler
Chase Chautauqua Clark
Clay cloud Comanche
Cowley Dickinson Edwards
Elk Ellis Ellsworth
Geary Greenwood Harper
Harvey Jewell Kingman
Kiowa Lane Lincoln
Lyon McPherson Marion
Marshall Mitchell Morris
Ness Osborne Ottawa
Pawnee Pottawatomie Pratt
Reno Republic Rice
Riley Rooks rush
Russell Saline Scott
Sedgwick Stafford Sumner
Trego Wabaunsee Washington




Flash Flood Warning

Statement as of 6:37 PM CDT on May 27, 2016

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 31, 2016


The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
northeastern Clay County in north central Kansas...
southeastern Washington County in north central Kansas...
northwestern Riley County in northeastern Kansas...

* until 1030 PM CDT

* at 636 PM CDT... Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have
already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Linn... Greenleaf and Barnes.

Additional rainfall amounts of up to an inch are possible in the
warned area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around... don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.


Lat... Lon 3977 9683 3944 9683 3946 9706 3976 9709




240 PM CDT Fri may 27 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
the republican river at Clay Center.
* Until Tuesday morning.
* At 2:15 PM Friday the stage was 18.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 19.6 feet by
early Saturday morning. The river will fall below flood stage
Monday evening.
* Impact... at 21.0 feet... highways 24 and 15 flood. A high fill which
carries the Road bed into Clay Center begins to overflow.


Lat... Lon 3957 9741 3957 9726 3929 9700 3926 9706







Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:08 PM CDT on May 27, 2016

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 28, 2016


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Saturday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Kansas... east central Kansas... north
central Kansas and northeast Kansas... including the following
areas... in central Kansas... Dickinson. In east central
Kansas... Anderson... Coffey... Douglas... Franklin... Geary...
Lyon... Morris... Osage... Shawnee and Wabaunsee. In north
central Kansas... Clay... cloud... Ottawa... Republic and
Washington. In northeast Kansas... Brown... Jackson...
Jefferson... Marshall... Nemaha... Pottawatomie and Riley.

* Through Saturday morning

* additional showers and thunderstorms... some heavy at times are
expected to develop through the afternoon into the evening
hours. Heavy rainfall has fallen over the last few days and
additional heavy rains could lead to flash flooding as well as
flooding of streams and creeks.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

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





Local Storm Report



05/26/2016 0405 PM

Clay Center, Clay County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Numerous trees and powerlines down in the
            city




05/26/2016 0401 PM

6 miles S of Clay Center, Clay County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Machine shed destroyed




05/26/2016 0335 PM

Clay Center, Clay County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Trees down and power lines down. Estimates
            50-60 mph




05/26/2016 0405 PM

Clay Center, Clay County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Numerous trees and powerlines down in the
            city




05/26/2016 0401 PM

6 miles S of Clay Center, Clay County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Machine shed destroyed




05/26/2016 0335 PM

Clay Center, Clay County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Trees down and power lines down. Estimates
            50-60 mph


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 5:13 PM CDT on May 27, 2016


... NWS damage survey for 5_26_2016 tornado event...

.Wamego tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length /statute/: 5.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 5_26_2016
start time: 220 PM CDT
start location: Wamego

End date: 5_26_2016
end time: 246 PM CDT
end location: 1 mi north Louisville


This tornado developed near the Kansas river in the south part of Wamego
and traveled north through Wamego damaging trees and producing some minor
roof damage to homes. The tornado intensified and produced more intense
damage north of Wamego then traveling through Louisville before ending.

.Silver Lake tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 1.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 5_26_2016
start time: approx. 406 PM CDT
start location: Silver Lake

End date: 5_26_2016
end time: approx. 409 PM CDT
end location: 1.5 ENE Silver Lake


A small tornado occurred in Silver Lake and move quickly within an area of
damaging straight line winds associated with a Bow echo. The apparent tornado
path appeared to be around 50 yards wide. The Straight line wind damage swath
was much larger and was responsible for overturning irrigation pivots and other
damage south of Highway 24.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph*

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.


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Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Record Report
California - Freeze Warning , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Air Quality Alert
Delaware - Air Quality Alert
District of Columbia - Air Quality Alert
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Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Lake Wind Advisory
Illinois - Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Indiana - Special Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning
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Maine - Air Quality Alert
Maryland - Air Quality Alert
Massachusetts - Air Quality Alert
Mississippi - Special Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
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Tennessee - Flood Advisory
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Virginia - Flash Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
West Virginia - Special Statement
Wyoming - Flood Warning

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