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Unseasonably strong upper disturbance tracked across northern Kansas on Tuesday June 18th, allowing severe storms to erupt by the late afternoon hours. Rich low level moisture resulted in extreme instability which allowed storms to quickly become severe, producing large hail. A few location in Wichita saw hail just smaller than baseballs with several reports of hail up to 2 inches in diameter.

This cluster of storms also produced straight-line winds that caused extensive damage just east of Augusta. In addition, the stronger storms produced very high rainfall rates that caused flash flooding.

Hail from around 21st and Tyler.
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