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COMET_CASE_040: COMET Case Study 040:Kansas City Flash Flood


The Kansas city flood hit the afternoon and evening of October 4, 1998. Parts of the metropolitan area received almost eight inches of rain that day with some locations hit by a five-inch deluge in one hour. The downpours resulted in considerable flash flooding, 12 deaths, and millions of dollars in damage.


This case provides an example of an urban flash flood.

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GCMD Name A - C > COMET > Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training > 5c70d6af-b73d-418e-a793-47481302eeb5
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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 1998-10-04 00:00:00
End Date 1998-10-05 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

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Maximum (North) Latitude: 41.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 33.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -105.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -86.00

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Parent project COMET: COMET Case Studies