Archive for Thursday, June 15, 2000

Tuesday’s thunderstorms bring needed rain to area

June 15, 2000

Thunderstorms rolled through Douglas County Tuesday bringing much needed rain to area farms.

The National Weather Service said a morning storm dumped 1.49 inches of rain in Lawrence.

Later that evening, a second storm system brought an additional 1.02 inches of rain by 10 p.m.

Jim Carpenter, who works at Eudora Feed and Grain, said the rain will help local crops temporarily.

"It was a good rain, but it's going to have to keep on raining," Carpenter said. "We're going to have to rain at least one inch a week to help."

Teri Guenther, emergency management director for Douglas County, said weather spotters reported dime-sized hail, heavy rain and winds up to 60 mph around the county with the evening storm. According to the NWS, Lawrence received a total of 3.34 inches of rain from the combined storms.

Other unofficial reports around the area had amounts totaling from one inch to almost four inches of rain.Carpenter said he received 1.60 inches of rain at his home a mile north of Eudora.

"My secretary lives five miles east of town (Eudora) and she got three inches," Carpenter said.

Despite the strong winds, heavy rain and brief power outages, local officials said no damages were reported.

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