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Kansas, Barton

Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 9:50 PM CDT on May 24, 2016

Expires 7:45 AM EDT on May 25, 2016


The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
southern Barton County in central Kansas...

* until 645 am CDT Wednesday

* at 949 PM CDT... Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain which will cause flooding. Up to one and a half inches
of rain has already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Great Bend... Hoisington... Ellinwood... Claflin...
Cheyenne Bottoms and Great Bend Airport.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
Stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not expected.
However... all interested parties should take necessary precautions
immediately.

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.


Lat... Lon 3857 9889 3852 9848 3826 9848 3826 9893


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Local Storm Report



05/24/2016 0940 PM

Great Bend, Barton County.

Flood, reported by public.


            Twitter pictures sent of flooding in the city of Great
            Bend with a foot or so of water covering roadways.





05/24/2016 0940 PM

Great Bend, Barton County.

Flood, reported by public.


            Twitter pictures sent of flooding in the city of Great
            Bend with a foot or so of water covering roadways.





05/24/2016 0940 PM

Great Bend, Barton County.

Flood, reported by public.


            Twitter pictures sent of flooding in the city of Great
            Bend with a foot or so of water covering roadways.






05/24/2016 0910 PM

Hoisington, Barton County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Report of power lines down and roofs damaged at first and
            main in Hoisington.





05/24/2016 0910 PM

Hoisington, Barton County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.


            Report of power lines down and roofs damaged at first and
            main in Hoisington.



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM CDT on May 25, 2016


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

In 1955, two violent F5 tornadoes struck north central
Oklahoma and extreme south central Kansas. The first
tornado that had a track 25 miles long and around one
half mile wide, tore through Blackwell where 20 were
killed, 280 were injured and $8 million damage resulted.
Around 400 homes were destroyed, many of which were swept
from their foundations. Around 60 businesses were
heavily damaged or destroyed. Prior to hitting
Blackwell, the tornado caused $150,000 damage to Tonkawa.
The lightning associated with the tornado was
incredible. The vortex glowed and possessed arcs of
glowing light.The tragic Udall tornado immediately
followed. Possessing a track 30 miles long and averaging
one half mile wide, the tornado leveled most of Udall,
killed 75, injured 270, and caused $2.25 million damage.
The tornado also killed 5 children 3 miles northeast of
Oxford, bringing the total number of fatalities to 80.
It is still the deadliest tornado in Kansas history. In
1917, an F5 tornado even larger than either the Blackwell
or Udall tornadoes roared across south central Kansas.
It had a track 65 miles long and reached one mile wide.
The tornado killed 23, injured 70, and caused $600,000
damage from northwest Sedgwick to Southeast Marion
counties. The tornado started 4 miles northwest of
Cheney, struck southeast Andale, where half of the town
was damaged or destroyed and 12 were killed, the southern
edge of Sedgwick then proceeded to 3 miles northeast of
Florence. In all, 118 structures were hit of which many
vanished. Its average speed of 65 mph was the fastest on
record until the tri-state tornado of March 18, 1925.

&&

In 2008, a massive EF5 tornado tore across northeast
Iowa. Reaching three fourths of a mile wide along a
43-mile long track, the vicious vortex possessed
rotational velocities that reached 205 mph. Hardest hit
was Parkersburg, where 7 were killed and around $3
million damage resulted. Two others were killed in the
Tiny Town of New Hartford. The tornado killed 9, injured
70, and caused around $6 million damage, which no doubt
would have been much higher had the twister struck a more
populated area. Regardless, it is the 2nd deadliest
tornado in Iowa history, exceeded by a huge F5 that tore
through Charles City on may 15, 1968, where and when 13
were killed.


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Alaska - Areal Flood Watch
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
California - Public Information Statement
Colorado - Flood Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Special Statement , Special Statement, Air Quality Alert
Delaware - Air Quality Alert
Florida - Air Quality Alert
Georgia - Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning
Iowa - Special Statement
Kansas - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maryland - Air Quality Alert
Massachusetts - Special Statement , Special Statement, Air Quality Alert , Air Quality Alert
Michigan - Record Report
Mississippi - Record Report
Missouri - Special Statement , Record Report
Nebraska - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Nevada - Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Air Quality Alert
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning
New York - Air Quality Alert , Special Statement, Air Quality Alert
North Carolina - Air Quality Alert
Oklahoma - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Pennsylvania - Air Quality Alert
Rhode Island - Special Statement, Air Quality Alert , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
South Carolina - Air Quality Alert
Tennessee - Record Report
Texas - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement
Wisconsin - Special Statement
Wyoming - Flood Warning , Record Report
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