Two severe flash floods occurred in central Kansas during June 1981. They were unusual because they occurred close together in time and space (only eight days and 16 km apart). Terrain was not an important contributing factor to either flood. However, moist soil that resulted from the first storm apparently was an important contributor to the second flood. Although only eight days separated the floods, the synoptic conditions that produced them were quite different. Each storm was similar to flash-flood models described by Maddox et al. (1979), but there were important differences.

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