29MAR2012-1

This system is starting to organize and a couple of mesoscale discussions have been issued. Expect weather watches to be issued shortly. Jefferson County may not be in the initial round of watches, but I would expect us to be included before the nights end.

Below are the two current discussion graphics from the storm prediction center.

29MAR2012 Weather

The weather setup is much like yesterday and I am expecting similar storms to develop to our West around 5pm or so. I am expecting these storms to become more linear as the evening progresses and I am expecting them to move quicker than last nights’ storms. The initial storms will be individual supercells and pose a threat of large hail and a possible tornado. Once they form up squall lines the primary threat will transition to high outflow winds.

Below is the model for 6pm.

Below is the tornadic threat from the Storm Prediction Center.

Below is the large hail threat graphic from the Storm Prediction Center.

Harlem Wizards to take on Perry-Lecompton troop

The Harlem Wizards, a touring basketball team known for its tricks, athleticism and ball handling, will be playing the Perry-Lecompton Hoop Troop at 7 p.m. Friday in the Perry-Lecompton High School Gym in Perry, according to a news release.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Refreshments and souvenirs will be sold, and a free autograph session is slated after the game.

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from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-03-27/harlem-wizards-take-perry-lecompton-troop

Special Weather Statement issued March 27 at 8:15AM CDT by NWS

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SHAWNEE…SOUTHERN JEFFERSON AND NORTHWESTERN DOUGLAS COUNTIES… THROUGH 845 AM CDT…A THUNDERSTORM WILL MOVE EAST AT 30 MPH ACROSS PORTIONS OF SHAWNEE…SOUTHERN JEFFERSON AND NORTHWESTERN DOUGLAS COUNTIES. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PENNY SIZE HAIL…STRONG WINDS OF 40 TO 50

from JF-KS Situation Room http://jf-ks.com

Expect smoke on highways near Soldier Township

People driving on US-75 and US-24 highways near Soldier Township likely will see a lot of smoke Saturday.

That is because between 50 and 60 people have authority to burn materials in the township, which is located north of Topeka, just west of Meriden.

“Everybody is wanting to get some burning done,” said Marc Folsom, battalion chief with the Soldier Township Fire Department. “We had rain all this week, and this is really the first nice day anybody had a chance to burn.”

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from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-03-24/expect-smoke-highways-near-soldier-township

Vigil planned Saturday for Valley Falls man

Friends and family have arranged a candlelight vigil Saturday evening to remember the 21-year-old Valley Falls man who died in a wreck Tuesday night.

The vigil for Chester Donovan Skinner will last from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Shawnee Gazebo on 37th St. Everyone is welcome.

Funeral arrangements for Skinner will be from 1 to 3 p.m. March 31 at the Jefferson Assembly of God Church, 8640 Clark Road, in Meriden, said Gina Runnels, Skinner’s girlfriend.

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from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-03-24/vigil-planned-saturday-valley-falls-man

Vigil planned Saturday for Valley Falls man

Friends and family have arranged a candlelight vigil Saturday evening to remember the 21-year-old Valley Falls man who died in a wreck Tuesday night.

The vigil for Chester Donovan Skinner will last from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Shawnee Gazebo on 37th St. Everyone is welcome.

Funeral arrangements for Skinner will be from 1 to 3 p.m. March 31 at the Jefferson Assembly of God Church, 8640 Clark Road, in Meriden, said Gina Runnels, Skinner’s girlfriend.

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from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-03-24/vigil-planned-saturday-valley-falls-man