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Additional info on this event can be found below.  A tornado track map along with scans related to radar observation back in 1966 is contained within the Tornado tab.  Additional damage photos can be found in the Photos and Video tab.  In the Environment tab, there is a look at the meteorological environment that existed prior to and during the 1966 Topeka tornado. Environmental parameters including CAPE, wind shear and storm relative helicity are calculated for June 8th 1966 from upper air soundings.  Additionally, surface and upper air maps analyzed during the day are included. Finally the Additional tab contains scans of the Tornado Watch issued that day, forecasts for northeast Kansas, and the initial severe weather statement during the tornado.

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June 8th 1966 Topeka Tornado June 8th 1966 Topeka Tornado June 8th 1966 Topeka Tornado Track
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