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First widespread severe weather episode of the 2019 storm season came on April 17th. Storms developed during the early evening hours along a slow moving cold front. Hail larger than golf ball size along with damaging winds were reported. In addition, many locations picked up heavy rainfall. Last but not least, a couple brief landspout type tornadoes occurred.

2 inch diameter hail that fell in Howard KS. Picture by Jenifer Clatt.
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