On September 29, 1988 a strong cold front that blasted southward from central Canada in across the great plans of the United States. It produced flooding rains and severe weather across Missouri. Kansas City received 4" of rain and 60 mph winds during the late night and early morning hours, trapping rush hour commuters in their cars under 6’ of water. Lawrence, Kansas had golf ball sized hail and 80 mph winds. Extensive tree damage and power outages in the Kansas City metro area; 60 mph wind gusts at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, but no major damage was reported at the ballpark.
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