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Severe Storms Expected Saturday Afternoon

Severe thunderstorms are expected to form on Saturday afternoon and continue into the evening hours. The most likely timing for northeast Kansas is between noon and 7:00 pm. The main threats will be damaging winds and hail, although a tornado cannot be ruled out. Make sure to have a plan to receive severe weather information and stay weather aware! Read More >

A Summary of the Damage Caused by Severe Thunderstorms During the Early Morning Hours of May 2, 2008

 

Listed below is a brief write up summarizing straight line wind and tornado damage that occurred in Osage and Douglas Counties.

The image below depicts the damage reports that have been reported to the NWS in Topeka so far for Thursday and Thursday night’s severe weather.

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The images below depict the short lived EF-2 Tornado in Northwestern Douglas County as seen on Doppler Radar when it touched down around 1:04 AM. On the left is the lowest level reflectivity associated with the tornado. On the right is the corresponding Storm Relative Motion (SRM) image associated with the tornado at the same time.

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The images below depict the two tornadoes that touched down in Osage (left) and Douglas (right) Counties during the early morning hours of Friday May 2, 2008. The red triangles indicate damage sites surveyed by the NWS Storm Survey Team. The red lines connecting the triangles indicate the approximate path the tornado took in between surveyed damage sites.

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Below is a series of images of damage collected by the NWS Storm Survey Team. Each table of pictures will indicate which damage site the photos were taken from.

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The images in this table are from the EF-0 Tornado Damage in Osage County that occurred at 12:43 AM

 

The images in this table are from the EF-0 Tornado Damage in Osage County that occurred at 12:45 AM

 

 

The images in this table are from the EF-2 Tornado Damage in Douglas County that occurred at 1:04 AM

 

The images in this table are from the EF-0 Tornado Damage in Douglas County that occurred at 1:06 AM