Strong storms continue to cross parts of KS


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Marion County is now included in the SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for south-central Kansas until 10 pm.

8:15 p.m.

Tornado Warning for Barber County until 8:30 pm Radar indicates a rotation with a storm near Medicine Lodge.

7:44 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a SEVERE ALERT WARNING for Graham County until 9:11 pm.

7:36 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a SEVERE ALERT warning for parts of Kingman County until 8:30 pm.

A violent thunderstorm was located around 19h27. near Isabel moving to the east at 30 mph.

7:10 p.m.

The National Meteorological Service issued a TORNADO WARNING concerning parts of Rice County until 19:55.

7:05 p.m.

Saturday morning storms continue to cause electricity problems in many communities.

The strong winds caused damage to Eureka and Emporia.

Westar Energy plans to continue repairs throughout the night and into the morning.

At one point, more than 3,000 people were without electricity and less than 400 tonight.

6:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service has extended the SERTAR, Stafford and Barber COUNTRIES SERIOUS WARNING to 19:30.

6:20 p.m.

Strong storms will continue to move in the area, but after midnight, conditions are expected to subside a bit, with fractures in the clouds.

Hail, strong winds and blinding precipitation will be the main threat of the evening storms. The storms will continue to move from east to northeast in the region.

The weather next week will be more active, with the risk of hail, high winds and floods. The storms will move southwest early Monday and invade Kansas into the afternoon. Severe weather is possible in central and southern Kansas Monday night.

5:50 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued an ORIGINAL ALERT WARNING for portions of Meade County, Clark County, Gray County, Finney County, Ford County and Hodgeman until 18:39. .

5:12 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a SERIOUS WARNING ALERT for Pratt and Stafford counties until 6 pm.

5:10 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a SEVERE ALERT warning for parts of Seward County, Meade County, Gray County and Haskell County until 5:45 pm.

4:21 p.m.

A lightning bolt caused a fire in an oil tank in Morris County on Saturday morning.

The Herington fire department said that the fire had started around 11:30. Eight firefighters worked several hours to extinguish the fire.

No buildings were damaged and no one was injured.

4:11 p.m.

A severe WATCH storm was emitted in parts of southern Kansas until 10 pm. Hail, high winds and tornadoes are possible threats.


Tornado Watch until 5pm. continues in parts of south-central and southeastern Kansas. The latest convective outlook for severe storms has been improved to include and increase the risk of severe storms later today in parts of southwestern and south-central Kansas.

Severe storms up the Kansas Turnpike caused gusts of damaging winds accompanied by a report of 86 km / h. gusts of wind at 11:51 in Emporia, KS. Storms move from N-NE to 50 km / h.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Authorities say no serious injuries have been reported following a series of tornadoes that devastated southwest Kansas on Friday night.

The National Weather Service reported that eight tornadoes were reported in the area Friday night, including one near Dodge City and the tiny town of Ford. Officials conduct investigations to determine if any of the sightings were from the same tornado.

Emergency management offices in the area reported that several houses, outbuildings and hangars were damaged by the storm. Officials reported that the tornadoes had also knocked down power lines.

Friday night wrap

The threat to the weather begins to weaken as Friday night late night roles begin to rise, but several counties in central Kansas remain under tornado surveillance until 02:00.

Another series of violent storms could affect central and eastern Kansas on Saturday. The main threats will be hail and gusts of wind.

Another storm system will move to the central plains for the start of the work week. This could lead to more severe weather Monday in Kansas, with heavy hail, wind gusts damaging and some possible tornadoes.

The severe meteorological threat is shifting Tuesday to the east, in eastern Kansas.



The only TORNADO WARNING in effect for the southern and eastern parts of Barton County is allowed to expire. This storm produced a tornado that hit the ground for about a minute near Barton / Stafford County, about six miles south of Great Bend.

In addition to the threat of a tornado, this storm produced hail and winds of about 60 mph.

We take a closer look at the damage caused by the tornado caused by a storm earlier tonight near Bloom, in southeastern Ford County. The damage involved a house, but no injuries were reported.


11:07 p.m.

A tornado is reported near Radium in eastern Pawnee County, northeast to south of Barton County. This is about 11 miles southwest of the Great Bend area. The people of Great Bend must be careful and take shelter.


11 o'clock in the evening.

Gusts of wind are the main threat associated with a severe thunderstorm near Lincoln and a strong thunderstorm warning continuing until 23:30. for the counties of Ellsworth, Lincoln and Russell.

Tornado damage has been reported, including broken and twisted power poles near Lewis in eastern Pawnee County.



A TORNADO WARNING is in effect until 11:15 pm. is in effect Edwards, Pawnee and Stafford counties. Larned is included among the cities with this warning. Pleasant Grove, Pleasant Ridge and Radium are also part of the warning.



The National Weather Service confirms a major tornado causing damage near Zook in rural southeastern Pawnee County. This storm is moving northeasterly at about 35 mph.

The tornado has passed through K-19 and is expected to remain east of Larned.



The TORNADO WARNING expires in Russell County. The county remains in a violent storm warning. This storm carries the potential for more damaging winds. Previously, winds of 76 mph had been measured in the city of Russell.



The National Weather Service confirmed that a significant tornado affecting the Kinsley area was moving northeast at about 35 mph. A 12th Storm team fighter said the tornado had damaged two homes southwest of Kinsley, but no one had been hurt.

In Russell, 76 mph winds were reported. Russell County remains in a TORNADO WARNING until 10:45 pm. The counties of Stafford and Pawnee are also in a tornado alert until 10:45 am.


10:02 p.m.

A corner tornado has been confirmed southwest of Kinsley, in Edwards County. This storm is located south of Highway 50 and is moving to the northeast.

The tornado warning is raised in Ford County, but we hear more and more damage, reported to a house located about four miles south of Windhorst.


9:58 p.m.

A new TORNADO WARNING is in effect for the counties of Pawnee, Stafford and Russell until 10:45 pm. A storm capable of producing a tornado moves north-east from near the town of Gorham at about 50 mph.


9:45 p.m.

The tornado warning about eastern Ford County, the northwest corner of Kiowa County and the southern parts of Edwards County remains in effect until at least 10 am evening.

Damage was allegedly caused to a hangar southwest of Ford City.


9:40 p.m.

Our 12 members of the Storm Team reported that the two tornadoes that were located in southeastern Ford County had dissipated, but that a new TORNADO WARNING is in effect for eastern Ontario. Ford County, the northwest corner of Kiowa County and the south of Edwards County.

This warning does not include either Dodge City or Greensburg, but residents of the Kinsley area should be safe.

A third tornado hit eastern Ford County, but was lifted after a few minutes.


9:25 p.m.

A storm producing tornadoes continues to move northeasterly at about 40 mph. This storm is not threatening Dodge City, but people in the Ford community should be safe. Two tornadoes were confirmed by this storm, both being on the ground at the same time.

Damage is reported in a house a few miles from Bloom.


9:15 p.m.

Two ground tornadoes cross southeastern Ford County and pass through a rural area southwest of Ford City.

These tornadoes lie well southeast of Dodge City and do not head towards the city.


9:05 p.m.

The tornado in southern Ford County has seriously damaged a structure (probably a house) northeast of Minneola, as it remains on the ground and moves northeast. This tornado also overturned a semi-final between Minneola and Fowler.

Counties under WARNINGS OF TORNADO include counties of Ford, Meade, Gray, Hodgeman, Ness and Clark.


8:55 p.m.

A tornado that fell in the south of Ford County has grown in size and has shifted north-east. This torn rope to the northeast of Minneola will not threaten Dodge City.


8:40 p.m.

A brief tornado was reported during a storm north of Fowler in northern Meade County. This storm is moving to the northeast.

A TORNADE WARNING remains in effect for Meade, Clark, Gray and Ford Counties until at least 9:15 pm.

A TORNADO WARNING in Hodgeman County remains in effect until at least 21 hours. Areas of concern include northern Meade County, northern Fowler and western Jetmore in Hodgeman County.


8:20 p.m.

A TORNADO WARNING is issued for Hodgeman County. The radar indicates a rotation with a storm east of Kalvesta. The hail the size of a tennis ball is also a threat, with this storm moving northeast at 40 mph.

Earlier in the evening, a tornado fell near Beaver, Oklahoma. Meade County has been included in a warning about this tornado.



As of 6 pm tonight (Friday), there are no violent thunderstorms or immediate tornado threats in Kansas.

On Friday afternoon, storms crossed northwestern Kansas, causing at least one pair of tornadoes in southwestern Nebraska, the first having been reported just north of the Kansas / Nebraska line in Hitchcock County. .

In central Kansas, moderate rain and lightning are possible with a storm near Salina, moving northeast. This storm is not serious.

Although there is no active warning in Kansas, a tornado watch remains in effect in several northwestern counties for up to 22 hours.

Another Saturday storm threat includes a low threat of tornado, a medium threat of large hail and strong winds and a strong threat of rainfalls for much of central and eastern Kansas, including the Wichita area.



A TORNADO WARNING remains in effect for parts of Hitchcock and Red Willow counties in southwestern Nebraska, but the tornado threat is over for Rawlins County in northwestern Kansas as this storm continues to move to the northeast.

The threat of new isolated storms to grow and advance in western Kansas continues throughout the evening.


5:15 p.m.

A TORNADO WARNING is in effect for north central Rawlins County and southeastern Hitchcock County, Nebraska until 5:45 pm.

The storm likely to cause a tornado is 11 miles north of Atwood and moves northeast at 30 mph.

A tornado watch is in effect until at least 10 pm. for several counties in western Kansas.

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