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Stormy Western U.S.

An active and complex weather pattern is in store this weekend through next week, as multiple storms track from West Coast to East Coast. The activity starts today as a vigorous system moves through north-central California into the Intermountain West with rain, perhaps a few thunderstorms and heavy mountain snow. This system will move into the Upper Midwest tomorrow with a swath of heavy snow. Read More >


 Looks Like Snow
In Sunflower County!


Although this may look like snow on the ground, it's really hail! A little after 9 AM on Wed, Feb 23, a Severe Thunderstorm warning was issued for Sunflower County with the primary threat being hail.

Shortly after issuing the warning, several calls came into the office reporting hail around the Drew area. Sizes ranged from nickel to quarter size hail with the largest being an inch. Some stated that there was a blanket of hail on the ground as evidenced by the photos below.

The "hail storm" lasted for approximately 15 minutes and then moved out of the county.