NWS Wichita

NWS Wichita


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A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of Kansas until 1 AM CDT

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A few storms will be possible along a stalled front late Saturday afternoon and evening. The stronger storms will be capable of quarter size hail and 60 mph winds. #kswx 

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[6:00 pm] – An area of strong thunderstorms will continue to impact portions of the Flint Hills / southeast KS over the next couple of hours, with the main threats being dime size hail and lightning. #kswx 

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Strong to severe storms will continue to develop and spread east. Two inch hail will be possible early in the event, with a transition to smaller hail and damaging winds later in the event. The storms are expected to weaken but continue to move southeast overnight. #kswx 

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9:36pm...Severe storm over Rush county will continue tracking southeast and may clip southwest Barton county over the next 1-2 hours. #kswx 

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Numerous showers and storms will develop and move slowly eastward across the region overnight. Heavy rainfall will be the main risk from this activity. #kswx 

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Scattered storms will be possible along a stalled front this afternoon and evening. Some of the storms could become severe with half dollar sized hail and wind gusts to 60 mph. #kswx 

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Scattered light rain showers will develop and spread eastward this morning across the region. #kswx 

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8:40am...Area of light showers will continue approaching from the west this morning and will affect the Hutchinson, Kingman and Wichita areas in the next couple of hours. #kswx 

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Today breaks the record for going the latest in the year without a tornado in the Wichita forecast area (roughly the southeast quarter of Kansas). The previous record was August 20, 1989. Official tornado record keeping began in 1950. #kswx 

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On this date back in 2007, tragedy struck Greensburg, KS when an EF-5 tornado destroyed, and in many cases leveled, about 95 percent of the town of 1,383 people. The twister struck around 945 PM, killed 11, injured 63, and caused around $250 million damage. #kswx 

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5 years ago a tornado outbreak affected central & south central KS. The Strongest tornado was an EF4 & was on the ground for 40 miles #kswx 

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Eisenhower Airport...dropped to -17 degrees early this morning which smashes the previous record low of (-6 in 1903)! #kswx 

30 years ago in 1991, the infamous F5 "Andover Tornado" traveled 46 miles across SC Kansas. The tornado killed 19 people, 13 of which were in the Golden Spur mobile home park. Additional info from the slide set commemorating the 25 year anniversary.

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7:02pm...Impressive view of the supercell over northern Sedgwick county from our office skycam. This is a dangerous…

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Some additional pics from the tornado earlier east of Nickerson. Pictures taken by Steve Stacey. #kswx 

The official storm total snowfall at Eisenhower Airport today was 6.5 inches. A record breaking first day of 2021. #kswx 

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