Kansas City Storm Season 2016: An Understory Network Summary

Kansas City Storm Season 2016: An Understory Network Summary

July 25, 2016 4:46 pm Published by

The 2016 Kansas City Storm Season has seen far fewer storms than in the first half of 2015. During the first half of 2016, the Understory Network in Kansas City saw a total of 7 notable storms, one in March, two in April,  two in May and two in July. Four of the six storms had both damaging hail and wind. The hailstorm on April 26, 2016 saw hail up to 0.93” and winds gusting as high as 36 mph. The other three hailstorms, April 25, May 10, and May 26, saw hail in excess of 1.5” and wind gusts ranging from 36 mph – 52 mph. Due to the damaging hail and moderate winds, property damage was probable and was most likely caused by hail.

Understory Network Kansas City Storm Season Details

Date March 23, 2016

Kansas City Storm Season 2016 Wind Speeds 03232016Hail: No damaging hail

Max Gust: 49 mph

Max Wind: 42 mph

Storm Duration: 6 hours

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Damaging hail was not detected at the ground level. The main hazard from this storm was wind.

Wind speeds were high enough to cause vegetation damage and minor property damage. Property damage likelihood is moderate.

 


Date: April 25, 2016

Kansas City Storm Season 2016 Wind Speeds 04252016Hail: Up to 1.60 inches

Max Gust: 45 mph

Max Wind: 29 mph

Storm Duration: 4 hours

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Damaging hail up to 1.60 inches was detected at the ground level. The main hazard from this storm was hail.

Hail was damaging, and there were moderate winds. Property damage likelihood is moderate to high, and is most likely to be caused by hail.


Date: April 26, 2016

Kansas City Storm Season 2016 Wind Speeds 04262016Hail: Up to 0.93 inches

Max Gust: 36 mph

Max Wind: 27 mph

Storm Duration:4 hours

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Damaging hail up to 0.93 inches was detected at the ground level. The main hazard from this storm was hail.

Hail was damaging, and there were moderate winds. Property damage likelihood is moderate to high, and is most likely to be caused by hail.


Date: May 10, 2016

Kansas City Storm Season 2016 Wind Speeds 05102016Hail: Up to 1.75 inches

Max Gust: 43 mph

Max Wind: 28 mph

Storm Duration: 4 hours

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Damaging hail up to 1.75 inches was detected at the ground level. The main hazard from this storm was hail.

Hail was damaging, and there were moderate winds. Property damage likelihood is moderate to high, and is most likely to be caused by hail.


Date: May 26, 2016

Kansas City Storm Season 2016 Wind Speeds 05262016Hail: Up to 1.85 inches

Max Gust: 52 mph

Max Wind: 39 mph

Storm Duration: 8.25 hours

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Damaging hail up to 1.85 inches was detected at the ground level. The main hazard from this storm was hail and strong winds.

Hail was damaging, and there were very high winds. Property damage likelihood is high, and could have been caused by hail, wind, or falling trees and branches


Date: July 7, 2016

Kansas City Storm Season 2016 Wind Speeds 07062016Hail: No damaging hail
Max Gust: 52 mph
Max Wind: 38 mph

Storm Duration: 2.5 hours

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Damaging hail was not detected at the ground level. The main hazard from this storm was wind.

Wind speeds were high enough to cause vegetation damage and minor property damage. Property damage likelihood was moderate.

 


Date: July 24, 2016

2016 Kansas City Storm Summary KC Wind Speeds 072416Hail: No damaging hail
Max Gust: 27 mph
Max Wind: 18 mph

Storm Duration: 2 hours

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Damaging hail was not detected at the ground level. The main hazard from this storm was wind.

Wind speeds were high enough to cause some vegetation damage. Property damage likelihood, apart from falling trees and branches, is low.