Look right in the middle- see this hugh dent (the one that looks like a sledge hammer hit it)- this is one of many as my poor car got beat for 20 minutes with baseball size hail. The hood, roof and trunk have to be replaced (too deep to remove the 100’s of dings) and then repainted- I will be with out my car for about 2 weeks! We went over to Kansas to try a new Italian restaurant (which was very good) but boy did it end up being an expensive meal!
Rain, hail pummel Johnson County
By JOHN SHULTZ
The Kansas City Star
Thunderstorms swamped the metro area Sunday afternoon bringing cascading rain, spotty flooding and hail big enough to cause significant damage.
Hardest hit was part of Johnson County’s midsection, from Olathe to Leawood, as baseball-sized hail rained down over a swath from 135th Street to Interstate 435, the National Weather Service reported.
As much as 3 inches of rain fell in areas, and in Lenexa, 70-mph gusts damaged homes.
“This was pretty close to popping a tornado out,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Lynn Maximuk. “There was some rotation, but nothing touched down.”
Also, motorists on U.S. 69 near I-435 had to pull to the side of a very swamped freeway.
The worst of the storms died at the state line, though streets in Jackson County saw some localized flooding as torrential rains fell.
For all its bluster though, the storm brought no life-threatening injuries despite a raft of car wrecks, law-enforcement agencies said. High water was the most-frequent emergency call.
By shortly after 5 p.m., all severe weather warnings for the metro were lifted, as cloudy skies gave way to piercing sun and air-thickening humidity.