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Below Normal Temperatures Continue

A strong cold front will sweep through the East on Wednesday with heavy wet snow from the eastern Great Lakes into northern New England and strong thunderstorms with damaging winds in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The big story though will continue to be the well below average temperatures behind this storm system or east of the Rockies, as numerous record low temperatures are likely. Read More >

Overview

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes from the Texas Panhandle/western Oklahoma northward into southwest and central Kansas and into the Upper Midwest occurred during the afternoon to evening hours of 16 May 2017. Several supercells developed over southwest into central Kansas with one of these storms resulting in several tornado reports. An initial tornado with this storm occurred south-southeast of Minneola shortly before 6 pm CDT and was rated EF1 with a path length of 4 miles. A second, EF3 tornado started shortly before 8 pm CDT 4 miles east of Larned in Pawnee County and tracked a total of 27 miles across Pawnee into Barton Counties before lifting northwest of Hoistington in Barton County at 840 pm CDT.

 

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