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Storms rapidly developed over northern Oklahoma during the late afternoon hours on Tuesday July 2nd, and quickly tracked off to the northeast. These storms quickly started producing damaging straight-line winds as they moved into Harper and Kingman Counties with gusts of 60 to 65 mph reported.

Line of severe storms moved across Wichita between 5 and 6 pm and produced widespread wind damage with numerous trees reported blown down. Winds across the city were measured between 60 and 70 mph. As the storms moved into Butler county, strong winds blew down a fireworks tent which resulted in 3 injuries.

Image by Sam Scott via Facebook.  Taken in Marion
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