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A rare June high wind event impacted portions of central and south-central Kansas June 9-10, 2020. High wind events aren't unheard of in June, but they are typically associated with thunderstorms. What made this event more rare is that it was not associated with any thunderstorm activity. It was driven by an unusually strong mid-latitude storm system. A High Wind Warning was in effect for portions of central and south-central Kansas. The last time a High Wind Warning was issued by the NWS Wichita office for a non-thunderstorm wind event in June was back in 2007. With this wind event, it is currently the windiest June since 2011 (for Great Bend, Hutchinson, and Wichita) and the windiest June since 2002 (for Russell and Salina).

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