Archive for Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Rough weather hits southwest Kansas, at least 1 tornado

May 26, 2015

— The National Weather Service says a super cell storm swept across western Kansas, spawning at least one tornado.

Michael Scott, meteorologist with the weather service in Dodge City, said Monday that heavy storms hit southwest Kansas late Sunday night, producing a tornado that reportedly touched down in Ford County.

No injuries have been reported.

Scott says damage has been reported to a wind turbine, power lines and at least one home. He says crew are assessing the damage to determine whether the damage was from a tornado.

He says a trained spotter also reported a wedge tornado in the area late Sunday, but that had not been confirmed.

The Emporia Gazette also reports several roads in Lyon County, including a section of Kansas 99, were closed because of flooding.


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