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Central Kansas Tornadoes

 


Harper-Sumner-Sedgwick-Butler County Tornado (EF3)
Central Kansas tornadoes (EF4)
McPherson-Marion County Tornado (EF1)
Additional Information

 

Multiple supercell thunderstorms affected central Kansas on Saturday April 14th. The first one tracked across Russell County around 1:30 pm producing a few brief tornado touchdowns.  Around 5:30 pm the most intense supercell moved into Rice County, eventually producing a long track tornado as it moved off to the northeast. This tornado caused EF4 damage south of Kanopolis Lake.  It then briefly lifted before touching back down northeast of Salina producing EF1 damage.

The tornado that took place later that night mainly affected locations southwest of Lyons and produced EF1 damage.

 

 Tornado Tracks

The tornado track in blue took place between 5:30 and 7 pm while the path in green took place after 9:30 pm.

 

 

 

EF1 damage about 2.5 miles northeast of New Cambria

Preliminary EF4 damage just SW of K4 &141, south of Kanopolis Lake

Preliminary EF4 damage just SW of K4 &141, south of Kanopolis Lake

Preliminary EF4 damage just SW of K4 &141, south of Kanopolis Lake

Preliminary EF4 damage just SW of K4 &141, south of Kanopolis Lake

Preliminary EF4 damage just SW of K4 &141, south of Kanopolis Lake

EF1 damage around 2 miles east of Raymond in Rice County. This is the tornado that took place after 9:30 pm.

EF1 damage around 2 miles east of Raymond in Rice County. This is the tornado that took place after 9:30 pm.

 

 

 Tornado Pictures

 
Tornado west of Marquette. Picture by Jeremy Cate

Tornado west of Marquette. Picture by Jeremy Cate

 

Rice-Ellsworth County line. Just south of Route 4. Picture by Evan Ammeson.

Rice-Ellsworth County line. Just south of Route 4. Picture by Evan Ammeson. 

 

 

Rice-Ellsworth County line. Just south of Route 4. Picture by Evan Ammeson.

 

I-70 east of Salina looking north. Picture by Evan Ammeson.

 

I-70 east of Salina looking north. Picture by Evan Ammeson.

 

 

5 miles west of Marquette. Picture by Will Campbell.

 

5 miles west of Marquette. Picture by Will Campbell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 Radar Imagery 

 

 


Radar image around 530pm.

Radar velocity image around 530pm.

Radar image around 550pm

Radar velocity image around 550pm.