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Storms tracked out of northwest Kansas and southwest Nebraska during the early evening hours of Wednesday July 3rd and moved into central Kansas around 11 pm. The line of storms accelerated southeast and produced a large swath of damaging winds as they tracked southeast through the overnight hours.

There were multiple reports of 70 mph winds with the Salina Airport recording an 82 mph wind gust with a mesonet in McPherson county reporting a 76 mph gust. Unfortunately there were 3 injuries and one fatality on Wilson Lake in Russell county when a number of campers were rolled by the strong winds.

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