National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

McPherson County EF-0 Tornado

30 September 2014


Summary:

A tornado was confirmed in McPherson County based upon evidence seen during a National Weather Service storm survey, coupled with reports and pictures provided by nearby residents.  The tornado made a brief touchdown in and around a cornfield about 6 miles northwest of Long Lake.  The tornado traveled 0.1 miles to the north/northwest before lifting.  The tornado caused minor damage to a corn field causing some corn stalks to be bent over and twisted.  Also some corn cob debris was blown across nearby 101st Street.  Damage of this magnitude is consistent with wind speeds near 70 mph, or EF-0 damage.


Description & Photos:

TORNADO #1 IN MCPHERSON COUNTY

 

 

RATING:                 EF-0

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    70 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.1 MILES

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   30 YARDS

FATALITIES:             0

INJURIES:               0

         

START DATE:             SEPTEMBER 30 2014

START TIME:             4:48 PM CDT

START LOCATION:         5.9 MILES NORTHWEST OF LONG LAKE

START LAT/LON:          45.9246 / -99.2908

 

END DATE:               SEPTEMBER 30 2014

END TIME:               4:50 PM CDT

END LOCATION:           6.0 MILES NORTHWEST OF LONG LAKE

END_LAT/LON:            45.9263 / -99.2910

 

 

 

Courtesy: Anthony Kunz

 

Courtesy: Anthony Kunz

 

Courtesy: Anthony Kunz