CO-Racoons
Kansas Flash Flooding, Colorado Hail Storms Aug 4, 2013

Head For Higher Ground. These little racoons weren’t the only ones trying to stay dry Sunday morning – heavy rain was responsible for flash flooding all across the High Plains.

Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Cars were floating this morning in Hutchinson, KS after torrential rain late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.

Here’s an excerpt from KAKE-TV in the area: “In Hutchinson, where nearly 6 inches of rain has fallen, a nursing home at 23rd and Severance was evacuated early this morning because of high water. Numerous roads and stalled cars were also reported in Hutchinson. Nickerson has received just over 7 inches of rain.” Read more: http://www.kake.com/news/headlines/Overnight-Flooding-Brings-Road-Closures–Evacuations-218275941.html

A Good Soaking. Check out our (continually growing) 24 hour rain tallies from around Kansas. Hutchinson is certainly in the worst of it, but Great Bend isn’t far behind with nearly 4″ of rain so far. I’d expect these to grow a bit before the day is through.

Rainfall Next 24 Hours. The bulk of the rain is concentrated over southeastern Kansas, creating flooding concerns. The ground has already been saturated, so the additional rainfall will likely cause some problems. (Via Weather Prediction Center)

Hazardous Travel. Keep an eye out for rising water in these areas today if you are travelling through. Flash flooding can sweep away a vehicle with ease, so don’t drive through the water! (Advisories map courtesy Hamweather.com)

Rainfall Next 7 Days. Rain will continue this week across the Central Plains and the Ohio Valley, pushing into the Mid Atlantic as the days go by. Some areas of Kentucky could see 3″+ by this time next week. (Via Weather Prediction Center)

Storm Chasing at 14,000 ft? Nice shot from Instagrammer caelebi of the storms coming across the mountains.

Chilling Out. Pikes Peak actually received snow on Saturday, and it was still intact Sunday morning! Now that’s frosty.

Another Wintry Scene. This might look like snow, but it’s actually small hail that came down in sheets. Powerful storms kicked up a ton of these ice pellets and left people with almost enough to shovel!

Impressive Hail Reports. Saturday’s winner was Broadus, MT, where they had hail as large as grapefruits. There were also reports of tornadic activity, but they were just brief touchdowns in open fields and rural areas with minimal damage (if any). That’s always good news!

 

 Severe Weather Scenarios. Here’s the next three days ahead — expect a bundle of energy across the Dakotas to slide southeast slowly. Main threats here will be wind and hail with a possibility of an isolated tornado.

 Check back in to WeatherNation for more updates on the storm threat and your local forecast on the 5’s! Have a great week ahead. -Meteorologist Miranda Hilgers

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tweets

Funnel cloud over Louisiana on Saturday, fortunately this didn't touch down: #lawx https://t.co/TMDzoh5FRZ

45 minutes ago by WeatherNation

A look back at the historic #flooding around Kansas City on Friday night: #mowx #kswx https://t.co/LHWggw5sEl https://t.co/lOcbOzGlwJ

1 hour ago by WeatherNation

Amazing thunderstorm structure in Indiana Saturday afternoon. It almost looks like a spaceship, doesn't it? #INWX https://t.co/zqaS7TtZMU

2 hours ago by WeatherNation

Scary! A large tornado was on the ground for a few minutes near Thompson, ND Saturday afternoon. #NDWX #Tornado https://t.co/ALD8ajOeQt

3 hours ago by WeatherNation

A rare tornado occurred near Panguitch, UT yesterday afternoon. Fortunately no injuries or damage were reported. https://t.co/1p9zNgVfny

4 hours ago by WeatherNation

YIKES!! Thunderstorms Saturday afternoon in North Dakota were dropping half dollar to tennis ball size hail. #NDWX https://t.co/uBFztOyhX4

5 hours ago by WeatherNation

Check out this #sunrise from Lake Huron in MI. Photo by:Rootdoctor https://t.co/J29Stl9M85

6 hours ago by WeatherNation

Check out this beautiful scene in Treasure Island, FL on Saturday. #FLWX https://t.co/swBpeJELJq https://t.co/JVDVgu5vYf

7 hours ago by WeatherNation

When thunder roars, go indoors! #Lightning https://t.co/KpExWdvrhR https://t.co/VCh8T1V91I

8 hours ago by WeatherNation

#Rain is making its way into #Florida as a tropical disturbance over the #Bahamas moves to the northwest. #FLwx https://t.co/EXYqMGl3lw

9 hours ago by WeatherNation

Why isn't it raining at my house? #COwx https://t.co/vJivZfyOk4

11 hours ago by WeatherNation
Follow Us