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A dryline and Pacific cold front moved into the region on Monday May 6th and with abundant moisture and instability already in place, storms erupted by the early afternoon hours across west-central Kansas. As storms tracked across Central Kansas they produced hail up to slightly larger than baseballs!  Storms became more numerous over southeast Kansas after sunset with wind and heavy rain becoming the main threats.  The majority of the tornadoes on this day took place down in Oklahoma where an EF-4 struck the town of Barnsdall Oklahoma. 

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