Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rainy Afternoon, Much Water

Well it's been raining in a torrent around here since about 1600, finally settling down maybe around 1830. I've been at the library, not doing exactly what I came to do, but getting around to a few items on the list. Well, my attention is drawn to my car out in the parking lot. It is sitting in a rather large pond of water that has developed due to overwhelmed storm drains. I took off my shoes and socks and waded through water over my ankles to rescue the car.

It looked like this after I reparked and then grabbed the camera. I'm glad it wasn't moving or anything--might have had a drowned car. The still dark clouds are reflected in this shot of the ponded water.

The rainfall created this little stream behind the library building. It's flowing into a storm sewer opening to the lower right. According to the radar calculated totals, we've had 2.5 inches of rain from 1600 to 1930 or so. It looks like we should be done after this last little batch comes through. In the five county Kansas City metro, south Kansas City got the most rain. Indian Creek started to rise, but appears to be stabilizing now. 6-8 inches of water collected on interstate 435 at the State Line due in part to a clogged storm drain on the Kansas side. Reports of water ponding on Red Bridge Road near Highway 71 also were received. Just south of the five county metro, most of Cass County got at least 2.5 inches of rain. Now, the southern edge of the storm complex is starting to generate tornado warnings as it moves to the south and east of Kansas City.

In other weather news, after having a tornado and severe thunderstorms Sunday, the northeastern counties of Vermont are under a frost warning.

4 comments:

Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
Oh, yeah. Floods are not good. I have been in a few.

Best of luck, and hopefully the ground will absorb everything nicely.

Ann T.

peedee said...

Hence the reason I dont live in Vermont! ;)

Stay dry!

Bob G. said...

T.O.:
I thought that WAS a lake...
(at least we'd call it one back in Philly)

Stay safe (and dry) out there!

the observer said...

Ann T:
It's still a bit damp around here. All the manmade floods have resolved themselves, and we're good until it rains some more, especially if it comes in 2 inch gulps!

peedee:
The weather this year in Vermont has been very odd. It's been a good year to live someplace else. (My mom is still there. The tornado wasn't far from her!)

Bob:
LOL! It was a wading pool. Socks and shoes OFF.

Thanks everyone for swinging by and checking out our--a-hem--interesting midwest/plains weather.
The Observer