Heavy rain hits portions of the area

Gust front and shelf cloud approaching Berryton.
Gust front and shelf cloud approaching Berryton.

Rainfall amounts in excess of 3″ fell over portions of Osage and Franklin counties Thursday evening as a slow-moving cold front produced several hours of thunderstorms south of Topeka.

A look at radar estimated rain totals from Thursday evening.
A look at radar estimated rain totals from Thursday evening.

Storms rolled in, producing gusty winds and a shelf cloud that passed over Shawnee County.

 

Gust front and shelf cloud approaching Berryton.
Gust front and shelf cloud approaching Berryton.

For western counties that missed out on the rain, the sunset more than made up for the lack of showers.

Beautiful sunset in Wamego. Photo by Anitta Staats.
Beautiful sunset in Wamego. Photo by Anitta Staats.

- Storm Track Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller

 

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