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Very Warm & Dry Across the West; Turning Quite Cool Over Much of the Eastern U.S.

Unusually warm temperatures and continued dry conditions will again result in critical fire weather conditions over portions of California and the Plains. Over the eastern states, much cooler air will return in the wake of a strong cold front. Meanwhile, areas of heavy rainfall are expected to persist over South Florida through at least Saturday. Read More >

Overview

A volatile weather event unfolded across north central Kansas on the afternoon and evening of May 1, 2018. Multiple supercells spawned nearly a dozen tornadoes, including a longer-tracked EF-3, across the state of Kansas. Thankfully, no injuries or fatalities were reported. In addition, very large hail up to the size of softballs were reported.

This was the first of three days of severe weather to impact central and eastern Kansas. The storms did bring much needed rainfall to the region, which was suffering from very dry conditions.

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Five supercells progressing across north central Kansas
 
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