Archive for Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Hail hits city; area under flood watch

Athletic events hampered by severe weather

May 11, 2005

Lansing residents will be checking their vehicles, rooftops and other property for damage after two hailstorms passed through the city on Wednesday. And authorities will be keeping a watch on area streams.

About 1:20 p.m., pea-sized hail rained on the city. Then about 4 p.m., a brief, but violent outburst dropped golf ball-sized hail on the city.

The area was placed under a flash-flood watch until 10:15 p.m. It remains under a tornado watch until 7 p.m. along with Douglas and Wyandotte counties.

Lansing High's softball doubleheader against Perry-Lecompton that was scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lansing City Park was rained out by the severe thunderstorms across Leavenworth County. A make-up date has not yet been scheduled.

The Kaw Valley League track meet scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday at Mill Valley still is on, according to administrators at Mill Valley High School. As of 4:35 p.m. the severe weather had not reached MVHS, although it was raining there. Because of the difficulty in rescheduling the meet, officials were expected to wait out any storm as long as they had to Wednesday.

At 1:22 p.m., the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill issued a tornado warning for northeastern Leavenworth County. That warning expired at 1:45 p.m.

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