Flooding rains, hail continue to move through NW Kansas overnight

Published: May. 28, 2018 at 2:43 PM CDT
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7:30 a.m.

Flood conditions caused some damage to an RV park in Hill City. The dirt area around the rood has caved in and there is debris scattered around the area.

Tuesday 5;30 a.m.

Parts of Kansas are dealing with flooding concerns and power outages Tuesday morning.

As of 5:30 a.m., around 6,000 customers were without power in Sedgwick County. Earlier, outages were reported in Harvey County as well.

So far, no damage has been reported.

10:31 p.m.

A Storm Team 12 Weather Alert Day continues through Tuesday as the chance for hail, high winds, and flooding will be around in Kansas.

Expect the heavier rain and storms to stay in western Kansas for the remainder of Monday night. Storms will likely end up below severe criteria heading into the overnight hours.

Some showers are expected Tuesday morning in northwest Kansas, but the severe threat will set up for central Kansas after 3 p.m. Expect highs to be cooler in northwest Kansas (upper 70s) to low 90s around central Kansas.


8:39 p.m.

Storms have knocked out to a few customers in northwest Kansas.

Pioneer Electric Cooperative says it has power outages concentrated in the areas of Rolla and Dermot along with a few other sporadic areas.

It says line crews have been dispatched to restore power. If you live in an area served by Pioneer Electric and you experience an outage, call 888-551-4140.

Outages reported in the Dighton area are being handled by Lane Scott Electric Cooperative.

Lane County law enforcement also reported high winds have blown grain bins off their foundations and into a pile about four miles southwest of Dighton.

Other damage reports include downed trees about 13 miles northwest of Edson in Thomas County, a semi was blown over near Pierceville in Finney County and a truck pulling a camper blown over in the central part of Gray County.


8:12 p.m.

Graham County Emergency Services says Prairie Land Electric will be shutting off power around Hill City as it is needed for water rescue around the city.

Graham County Sheriff Cole Pressley says their water rescues are done, but the water is still rising south of Hill City

Boats were used to rescue about 13 people from the Millbrook Trailer Court just south of Hill City.

The sheriff's office, emergency management and the community are all assisting with the rescues.

Pressley says people need to stay indoors and no go outside into the floodwaters. He says anyone experiencing flooding should stay where they are and call 911.

Hill City received 4.6 inches through 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Storm Team 12 reports more than half a foot of rain has fallen in and around the area.

Posted by Graham County Sheriff's Office on Monday, May 28, 2018


7:22 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued multiple tornado warnings in western Kansas. Storm Team 12 Chief Meteorologist Ross says the main threat appear to be strong winds.

A tornado warning expires at 7;30 p.m. for southeast Kearny County, northeast Grant County, northwest Haskell County and southwest Finney County, but Garden City is not included.

Another tornado warning has been issued for Lane County, including the towns of Dighton, Sheilds and Amy. It's set to expire at 7:45 p.m.

The Trego County Emergency Manager is reporting several semis blown over along I-70 due to strong winds. Drivers in the area may also encounter flooding as heavy rainfall has moved through.


6:30 p.m.

The Kansas Department of Transportation has shut down Highway 283 from Wakeeney to Hill City due to flooding.

Storm Team 12 says tornado-warned storms moved through northwest Kansas Monday dropping more than six inches of rain in some areas.

Storms have also caused flooding along I-70 across Gove and Trego counties.

The Graham County Sheriff's Office shared video on Facebook of flooding in their area.

Update from Dodge City National Weather service: Trego County will likely see a continued threat for severe storms...

Posted by Trego County Emergency Management on Monday, May 28, 2018

Storm Team 12 has issued Weather Alert Days for Monday and Tuesday. While severe weather is popping up in northwest Kansas today, storms are expected to move east into central and south-central Kansas tomorrow.


2:43 p.m.

Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen is tracking a threat of severe weather for western Kansas this afternoon and through the evening. Very large hail, strong winds, and a few tornadoes are possible across the west.

Storms will mainly move north/northeast and will produce very heavy rainfall. Some storms have already dropped over 4 to 5 inches of rain.

The severe threat will push east on Tuesday and will include all of central and south central Kansas. Concerns for large hail, strong winds, and a few tornadoes will exist Tuesday as well. Once storms develop, they will have a tendency to move north/northeast.

Stay with Storm Team 12 for the latest.