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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Thunderstorms with Damaging Winds
Update: 10:02pm. Wind gusts of 55 to 70 mph have been reported in many parts of Wichita. Here at the Smith House we have had gusts of 55-60 mph. I have seen at least two power flashes in the direction of central Wichita, so there are likely some power failures. The severe thunderstorm warning has been extended into Butler Co.
Here is the Doppler radar at 9:46pm with a severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Sedgwick County for damaging winds.
The leading edge of strong winds is indicated by the arrows.
Here is the Doppler wind data showing winds of more than 60 mph: