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Overview

Storms rapidly developed over western Oklahoma and central Kansas during the afternoon hours of April 18th. The most severe storms across Kansas developed along a warm front which was situated generally near I-70. A few of these storms produced brief tornado touchdowns and damaging winds. The most severe damage occurred just west of Salina from a tornado warned storm.

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Damage at the Salina Speedway, west of Salina Airport. Picture by Dusty Wiegert
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