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Winter Storm to Impact the Western and Central U.S.

A developing storm will impact the western mountain ranges through Thursday. This storm will track inland across portions of the Rockies, High Plains and upper Mississippi River Valley for the remainder of this week. Further south, the chance for severe weather will extend from the Ohio Valley into the lower Mississippi River Valley Friday into Friday night. Read More >

Overview

Severe thunderstorms developed along a weak convergence zone from northeast Colorado into southwest Nebraska during the late afternoon on 13 August, 2019. A thunderstorm cluster moving south across western Nebraska merged with the developing thunderstorms and evolved into a forward propagating mesoscale convective system that produced widespread high winds from northwest into central Kansas. The greatest damage occurred in Ellis County, where winds were estimated at near 90 mph. Here is a damage summary KMZ file that is viewable in Google Earth.

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Damage To Church Northwest of Hays
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Tree Damage Ft. Hays Campus Power Poles Northwest of Hays Tre Damage in Ellis
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