More Tornado Video From Tuesday

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Good morning bloggers,

I am just starting the blog, and I will have the blog updated by 12:30 PM with some of the video from our coverage from the big EF4 Tornado night.  Below shows the track, and the red line is around 1 mile wide. It was not 1 mile wide for the entire path, nor was it an EF-4.  Most of the intensities were in the EF-1 to EF-3 range with the EF-4 tornado strength near Linwood, KS:

Here is a clip from our coverage as it was intensifying:

This map above shows one of the models rainfall projections for the next 15 days.  Here we go again.

Have a great day. We will look ahead tomorrow.

Gary

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The Missouri River here at leavenworth has risen day after day since the night of the tornado. The park and trail at the river has been closed again and the river is about to go over the railroad tracks. 2nd street here is blocked off and flooded again pretty bad.

steve p
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steve p

that was great video clip Gary. I know there were complainers on here the other day that were just off base. I was jumping around and comparing coverage and certain ones esp 5 were just bad. 4 was fair and Busby was good but I missed your coverage jumping around and you were dead on here with Gerard’s storm chasing especially good. wow! all the regular folks know how good you are but this just confirms your details and accuracy. the Doppler also deserves some props you can see the gate-to-gate shear so clearly its amazing.

Matt
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Matt
Andrew H
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Andrew H

Ok where the sorry hell did that wind come from just now.
Funny here in central JoCo got no wind, no rain, no hail on Tues when that’s what they called for all day. This wind came out of nowhere.
lol !! Got my attention as I was pulling into my driveway.

Adam
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Adam

There were some small storms diving SSE into KC metro as they were decaying I bet it was outflow from them.

Matt
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Matt

Their should of been more Warnings/Rain in KC area because we’re under Moderate Risk.

Lisa Lu
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Lisa Lu

I’ve never personally witnessed any damage from a tornado. Driving back from Topeka just now on K-10, what little I could see while driving was heartbreaking. I could see the row of snapped trees to the south and the beginnings of the all the damage in Linwood as far as structures. What struck me was the road signs – the larger road signs on side of road – completely twisted, while also bent in half and this happened on both sides of K-10 and I saw at least 8 signs…4 on each side of the road. This was a bit… Read more »

craig
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craig

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Flash Flood Warning National Weather Service Topeka KS 241 PM CDT Thu May 30 2019 The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for… A Dam Failure in… East central Nemaha County in northeastern Kansas… Northeastern Jackson County in northeastern Kansas… Southwestern Brown County in northeastern Kansas… * Until 1030 PM CDT Thursday. * At 230 PM CDT, Emergency Management reported the imminent failure of a dam located 1 miles south of Sabetha. The failure of the dam will cause flash flooding downstream on the Delaware River. *Locations Impacted Include…… Read more »

Mr. Pete
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Mr. Pete

Delaware River

Andrew H
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Andrew H

Bad weather related news that just won’t stop !
What a year.
Hope everyone gets out safely.

Canton TX had a destructive tornado yesterday.

KS Jones
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KS Jones

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The picture posted on WIBW shows the dam is for nothing more than a pond, and it hasn’t failed yet.

craig
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craig

Gary, you should get a news crew up to Nemaha County….PRONTO!

Andrew H
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Andrew H

Gary’s off. Getting outta Dodge tomorrow!
He told border patrol he leaves tomorrow night to Europe.
Next Wednesday he has the honor of opening that big conference in Geneva. Kudos to Gary !

Matt...A Different One
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Matt...A Different One

This CAPE forecast for the KC area pretty much sums up my thoughts on the weather lately.
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Matt
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Matt

It shows a little bullseye at KC what could that mean?

Bill
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Bill

Nothing without a trigger and wind shear. 🙂

SnowGoPewPew
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SnowGoPewPew

Mother nature is angry!

Johnny
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Johnny

He’s talking about the frown you can make out. One of the “eyes” is over KC

Blue Flash
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Blue Flash

Urban heat island

Snow Miser
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Snow Miser

There’s only 209 days until Christmas.

Bill
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Bill

Let me have my damn pool time! We suffered enough through a cold winter and a VERY wet spring.

Snow Miser
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Snow Miser

Bah humbug!

KS Jones
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KS Jones

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WIBW headlines
Sat 6:44 PM, May 25, 2019: Evacuation advisory issued for areas around tuttle creek
Wed 7:18 PM, May 29, 2019: Evacuation advisory issued for Manhattan’s Northview neighborhood
Thu 7:23 AM, May 30, 2019: Evacuation Advisory Issued for Rocky Ford Mobile Home Park

KS Jones
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KS Jones

I don’t know how reliable the linked webpage is. It says Tuttle Creek is releasing only 13,122 cfs and the inflow is 41,700.
That webpage also says Perry reaches full capacity at 920.6’, and the water level is 921.02’
Tuttle Creek’s daily lake-level webpage says the are releasing 25,000 cfs and the Corps’ 3-day water plan confirms that 25,000 cfs release.
http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/nwk/kcbull3.pdf

Jill
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Jill

Tweet from Shawnee County Emergency Management: (https://twitter.com/SnCoEmergency/status/1134152052224008192)

From Riley County EM Pat Collins during his briefing on Facebook re: Tuttle Creek.

At this time, flood gates aren’t planned on opening. The tubes have a maximum discharge of 48,000 cfs. And right now the inflow of Tuttle Creek is not over 30,000. So they will continue to use tubes.

KS Jones
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KS Jones

The evacuation alerts for areas below the dam are due to the increased outflow through the tubes, and the Corps’ 3-day plan for releases will have to change if the gates will not be opened (see link below).
http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/nwk/lakepool.txt

Mr. Pete
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Mr. Pete

The Kaw down here in KC looks really flooded – I’ve never seen it so high!

Heat Miser
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Heat Miser

Thanks for the bonus material Gary! 😉

Terry
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Terry

Man I’m so glad that Tornado decided to stop in bonners springs because I’m 5 miles for there in KCK very scary that day.

Roger
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Roger

Rain next week will definitely not be good for recovery efforts.

Here are some locations that got 1/2 to 3/4 of their yearly rainfall this month in Wichita’s NWS forecast area.
https://www.weather.gov/ict/weatherstory

Hockeynut69
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Hockeynut69

Hoping that these piddly showers today miss my area. Need the sunshine and additional drying. It is Friday Eve and looking forward to the weekend. We are halfway to Thanksgiving! Only 26 weeks away!

Andrew H
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Andrew H

Anyone see this ? Satellite tornado hit these vans.
Had no idea there are tours for chasing tornadoes. These folks dodged a big bullet.
Also did not know there were smaller spin off tornadoes from that mother ship.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/weather-news/article230968433.html

REAL HUMEDUDE
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REAL HUMEDUDE

They have been doing the tornado tours for a long time now, not that it’s safe but hard to tell people they can’t do it. 90% of the time they don’t even see a tornado. Anytime you get a strong tornadic circulation, esp the multi vortice tornadoes you can get small spin ups all around it. I have seen vidoes where there is 6 or 7 smaller Tornaodes all in same wall cloud struture, so rather than 1 huge vortex it’s several individual vorticies. Pretty amazing stuff, and never know how it will set up. Remember the “sister” F4s in… Read more »

Justin
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Justin

Reed Timmer shot rockets into the tornado. There is video on his Twitter account. At first I wasn’t sure what I was seeing. At second glance, he was literally shooting rockets.

Rich (east of Topeka)
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Rich (east of Topeka)

Did you link the wrong video? I didn’t see any vans getting hit by a tornado. The linked video showed a distance shot of the tornado as it was south of Lawrence, and then a closer view from Iowa and 33rd street in Lawrence.

Andrew H
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Andrew H

The link is for the KC Star article about the vans getting hit. Sorry if my wording mislead you. When I said did anyone see this I was talking about the article.
To my knowledge there isn’t any video showing them getting hit.

Rich (east of Topeka)
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Rich (east of Topeka)

Ah, I see. 🙂

WeathermanKumke
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WeathermanKumke

Roger, Caryn, and Connor all do a pretty good job with their storm tours. What happened was that a mobile satellite hit their tire causing them to lose control and flip their van. Thankfully nobody was seriously hurt. There is a lot of money made in storm chasing tours and these companies often have you sign multiple waivers not threatening to sue the company if you didn’t see anything or if anything happened to you or someone else during the chase as storm chasing is often unpredictable.

Andrew H
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Andrew H

So it wasn’t a satellite ( spin-off) smaller tornado ?
Ahh….ok
Well they’re still fortunate nobody got hurt.

Becca
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Becca

It is still ridiculous. People don’t understand that it took 23 emergency personnel driving straight into a tornadic thunderstorm to help these people. TWENTY THREE people who have families of their own to help these people. So these storm chasers are not just signing waivers to release liability, but they are risking other people’s lives who did not choose to chase a tornado storm. All just for the thrill of it.

SnowGoPewPew
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SnowGoPewPew

First. 😀