Central Plains Large Hail and High Wind Threat Continues

UPDATE: 5:38PM: We now have power outages reported in at least four counties in central Kansas. Almost certainly, those numbers will grow.

Here is the severe thunderstorm watch for Kansas until 10pm. There is a chance for a brief tornado or two along with gusts to 90mph and baseball sized hail. Remember: Wind-driven large hail will cause considerable property damage where it occurs along with a risk of serious injury.  Ahead of this line, get your car, trampolines, and lawn furniture inside. Power failures may will occur in some areas. 

At 5:26pm, radar shows storms moving southeast and starting to pick up speed. The storms are now moving southeast about 45 mph and may accelerate their forward motion during the evening.
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Farther south, the line is rapidly strengthening. This is the radar at 5:18pm. Storms moving south.

A new severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for these storms. Tornadoes are not expected here but 1" hail and gusts to 70 mph are likely.


  1. Just talked to my sister in Wichita...evidently, 89mph wind gust reported at the airport.


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