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Hazardous Heat Across the Western US into the Northern Plains; Heavy Rain and Flooding Possible in the South

Hazardous heat will persist over much of interior California, the central Great Basin, northern Rockies and Northern Plains into Thursday. Heavy to excessive rainfall will persist across the Southeast US. through mid-week. The Southwest Monsoon will continue to bring a flash flooding threat to the Four Corners Region this week. 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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