KSN Threat Tracker for Monday, 8/25/14

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11:26PM Storms continue with heavy rain, along with a possibility of small hail and gusty winds. Meteorologist Leon Smitherman will be in overnight and will have all the latest for you on Kansas Today!

10:46PM Warning for storms entering Kansas from Colorado cancelled. Storms will produce heavy rain, penny to nickel size hail and 55mph wind.  Track the storms with the latest radar here on KSN.com.

10:26PM Tracking big line of storms heading into Kansas from Northeast Colorado. Meanwhile Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Sherman County cancelled as that storm weakened.

9:48PM Continuing to track severe weather threats in the Northwest part of the KSN viewing area. Strong storm in Southern Sherman County moving North–will pass just West of Goodland–with a threat of 2″ hail and 60mph wind. Also tracking line of storms in Northeast Colorado, which will impact far Northwest Kansas and Southwest Nebraska. Complete coverage coming on KSN News at 10.

9:19PM Hail up to the size of 2″ reported near Weskan in Wallace County.

8:50PM A storm in Greeley and Wallace Counties has prompted a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. Far Northern Greeley County could see quarter size hail and 60mph wind. In Wallace County, we could see quarter to golf ball size hail and 60mph wind. Storm is heading North. The latest radar is here on KSN.com,

8:17PM Thunderstorms have been repeatedly dumping heavy rain in Ness County, so a Flash Flood Warning has been issued. Some county roads have water over them. Remember, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!

7:53PM Just nice rain with storms at this hour–very good to see!  Storms run from near Salina in Lincoln County, to Hays, and then curve Southwest to the Oklahoma panhandle. We are also tracking another line of storms in Eastern Colorado that may make it to Kansas later tonight. At this writing, there are very few warnings with that line. We will monitor the progress. You can too of course with the latest radar right here on KSN.com.

7:01PM We are down to one Severe Thunderstorm Warning as of this writing, in Russell County. A strong storm in the Eastern part of the County could produce some 50-60mph wind, along with small hail and heavy rain. Many other storms on the radar–track them anytime with the latest radar right here on KSN.com.

5:50PM We continue to track severe storms. There have been reports of dime to penny size hail but larger hail is possible. Join us at 6 on KSN for details.

4:48PM Wichita has made it to 101 degrees this afternoon. We also still have scattered showers and storms in Southwest Kansas. Find out how long this heat will last and more on rain chances for tonight in just a few minutes on KSN at 5.

4:11PM Tracking some showers and storms in Southwest Kansas at this hour. No indication of severe weather. Stronger cells may produce heavy rain, small hail and gusty winds. Track the storms anytime with the latest radar right here on KSN.com.

2:18PM Temps continue to rise this afternoon is much of Kansas. Wichita up to 98F! While the Northwest part of the viewing area is substantially cooler–some even still in the 70s–we still need to remind everyone BEAT THE HEAT, CHECK THE BACKSEAT!

1:38PM The risk is not huge, but it is not out of the question we could see some stronger storms in Northwest Kansas particularly later today and tonight. Here’s a free and convenient way to keep connected and protected with KSN–our Twitter alerts! Follow your area of Kansas on Twitter to get warnings for your area:


1:30PM The contrast is remarkable across Kansas this afternoon, especially when you take into account the combined effects of heat and humidity. The “Feels Like,” or Heat Index readings go from 76F to the triple digits in the KSN viewing area at 1PM.

Combined effects of heat and humidity in Kansas at 1PM Monday.
Combined effects of heat and humidity in Kansas at 1PM Monday.

1:04PM Already up to 96 degrees in Wichita. Plenty of sunshine and a breeze from the South will help Wichita’s temperature to climb up into the triple digits by later this afternoon.

Wichita Currents

11:30AM Temperatures range from 73 degrees in McCook to 91 in Winfield. Some of us are well on our way to another triple digit day.

Kansas Temperatures

10:26AM Still a few storms in Northcentral Kansas. Gusty winds can be expected with these storms as they move towards the North.

8:53AM Severe Storm Warning has been issued for Lyon county until 9AM, quarter sized hail will be possible with this storm.

8:15AM And so it continues…. the stubborn heat that is. With so many days in a row with temperatures in the triple digits the million dollar question is when will we cool down!? Unfortunately, we have a few more days of this heat with things backing off a bit by the middle of the week. Right now, the current thinking is that rain chances will be best by Thursday and Friday which will send high temperatures back into the 80s! So hang onto your hats everyone, we’re almost out of the oven!

6:50AM Rain is heading north and out of the viewing area this morning. Clouds will slowly begin to clear and it’s off the to races we go….

5:59AM Very warm start to the work week… can you see where the boundary is positioned? We’re looking at mild temperatures in the 60s this morning in western Kansas and muggy 70s across the rest of the state.

KSN Kansas -6 Hours To Now Temperatures 2011

5:05AM Summer heat finally decided to show up and won’t let go. Yesterday afternoon was definitely a day to be inside or at the pool. The same story goes for today, we’ll see highs back into the triple digits in central Kansas.

KSN Climo-Highs Yesterday PINPOINT

4:33AM Scattered showers and storms in northwest Kansas this morning will continue to track north and east into Nebraska. Otherwise, it’s a very warm start to our work week with temperatures in the 70s.

3:56AM It’s going to be another scorcher today! Wichita will see a high for the 4th consecutive day in the triple digits. Join us on Kansas Today starting at 4:30 for the latest… We’ll also track showers and storms for you this morning.

2:53AM We’re tracking a few leftover showers and storms now exiting east along the Kansas Turnpike in central Kansas. Over towards northwest Kansas this morning, we’re watching another batch of showers and storms move into the region along and north of I-70. Nothing severe at this time, a few could become strong with large hail and gusty winds as the primary threat. Track it all here!

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