Heavy rain & some trees down in Atlantic (updated 7:55-a.m.)

News, Weather

July 11th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Tree down on westbound 7th Street, just east of Maple

A severe thunderstorm producing winds of up to 51-miles per hour pushed through Atlantic between 2:10 and 2:40-a.m. today (Monday). The storm dumped .6″ of rain here at the KJAN studios. Atlantic Police reported a large tree limb down near 7th and Maple Streets at 2:10-a.m. 

Another, approximately 4-inch diameter tree, limb was observed having fallen down between 4th and 5th Streets, just east of Olive Street. Scattered, smaller limbs and twigs littered City Streets early this morning. Law enforcement reported to the Weather Service at 2:30-a.m., several large tree branches were down, a heavy patio table with umbrella was toppled and blown several feet from its emplacement, and other pieces of yard furniture, garbage cans and yard décor were strewn about. There were also scattered, brief power outages within the city.

The National Weather Service says  a peak wind gust of 51-miles per hour was recorded on the Automated Weather Observation Systems (AWOS) at the airport, at 2:15-a.m. Also,  law enforcement reported  2-to 4-inch diameter tree limbs were down in the Guthrie County Community of Yale, after the storms blew through there at around 2:45-a.m.