To give you an idea of how small the area affected by the torrential rain was, here is a regional map.
On this blog yesterday you read this: Unusually heavy rain event is likely...
The result included an armored truck being swept off the road in north Lawrence.
full flood coverage is here.
This forecast, which was a combination of the new "mesoscale models" and meteorologists using conventional techniques to confirm what the models were telling us, could never have been made even five years ago. Our science is moving forward rapidly.
Congratulations to the National Weather Service and the entire meteorological profession on a significant achievement -- the ability to forecast this high-risk event in a tiny geographic area.
4:50pm Addition: YECCH!