MIDDAY WEATHER UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warnings issued; upwards of 3 inches of rainfall possible Featured

MIDDAY WEATHER UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warnings issued; upwards of 3 inches of rainfall possible National Weather Service Graphic

Our luck may be wearing out as it pertains to not having to deal with the combination of heavy rainfall and severe weather which have been forecasted throughout the week. 

The National Weather Service has placed northwestern Greenwood County and Chase County into a severe thunderstorm warning until 3:15 pm Friday.  The major concerns are for quarter-sized hail and wind gusts upwards of 60 mph. 

According to Lyon County Emergency Management Director Jarrod Fell, in Lyon County, we could see totals of up to 3 inches of rainfall locally by midnight Friday.   On top of that, train storm systems are making their way up from Oklahoma and may make themselves known in the KVOE listening area between the late afternoon and evening hours.  Large hail and high winds are the major hazard concerns.  

Flash flood watches now cover Lyon, Coffey, Morris, Osage and Wabaunsee counties until Saturday morning and Chase and Greenwood counties until Friday night. Flood warnings continue for Chase and Greenwood counties until Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, Kansas Highway 99 remains closed until further notice from Emporia's south city limits to Road 130. Access to Old Highway 99 bridge and All Veterans Memorial is now closed until K-99 reopens, and Commercial Street is closed to thru traffic from Logan Avenue to Soden's Grove until further notice. The David Traylor Zoo remains open. 

*400 block; 1400 block Road 170 
*1500 Road 170 from R to R1 
*1600 Road G 
*1900 Road J
*1750-1778 Road P2 -- Camp Alexander Area
*Cutoff from 75 to Road U5
*Road 137 North of N
*Road 140 North of P
*Road 150 From D to E
*Road 160 West of Road J
*Road 170 from C-5 to E; from E-5 to F; at Road P
*Road 180 From P to P5
*Road 190 from E Road L5 to Road M
*Road A from N HWY 50 to Road 180
*Road B2 & B5 North of HWY 50 to Road 180
*Road B5 from N Road 170 to Road 173
*Road D North of Road 150
*Road F North of Road 140
*Road G from 20 to 30; North of Road 160
*Road K from S 210 to Road 190
*Road K7 South of 70
*Road N from 175 to 180
*Road U South of Road 75
*Road U5 South of Road 75

Chase County

*Numerous county roads closed. List pending

Coffey County

*Numerous county roads closed. List pending

Greenwood County

*Access to the Greenwood County Landfill is closed until further notice after nearby bridge access was washed out

*55 Street between H and J
*140 Street between P and P-50
*150 Street between M and N
*180 Street between S and T
*200 Road between CC-50 and DD; between EE and FF
*310 Street between T and U; between V and W
*330 Road between BB-50 and CC
*360 Street between P and Q
*380 Street between V and V-50
*AA Road between 210 and 230
*BB-50 Road between Elk County line and US Highway 400
*CC-50 Road between US Highway 400 and Trader Street
*GG Road between US Highway 54 and 165
*P Road between 130 and 140; between 360 and 370
*R-50 Road between 160 and 175
*U Road between 160 and 170; between 380 and 390
*V Road between Elk County line and 10; between 310 and 320


River readings

Most rivers are in flood across the KVOE listening area.

The Cottonwood is in flood from Emporia west to Cottonwood Falls.

*At Emporia, the river is at 24.97 feet, above flood stage of 20 and down from 25.04 early Thursday. The river may not go below flood stage until Tuesday.
*At Plymouth, the river is at 32.3 feet, slightly above flood stage of 32 feet and down from 33.78 feet early Thursday. The river is falling and could go below flood stage early Saturday.
*At Cottonwood Falls, the river has dropped well below the flood stage of 9 feet and is currently sitting at 7.8 feet.  

The Neosho is in flood from Neosho Rapids southeast to LeRoy.

*At Neosho Rapids, the river is at 25.36 feet, above flood stage of 22 feet but down from 26.34 earlier this week. The river is falling now but could climb to 27 feet Sunday morning. It may not go below flood stage until early Tuesday.
*At Burlington, the river is at 30.88 feet. Flood stage is 27. The river could climb to 31.1 feet and hold steady near 31 feet for several days. The flood warning goes until further notice. 
*At LeRoy, the river is at 27.18 feet, above flood stage of 23 but below a mark of 28.2 feet earlier Wednesday. The river could hold steady at 27.4 feet, or close to that mark, for several days. The river is in a flood warning until further notice. 

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Last modified on Friday, 24 May 2019 16:33