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Severe Thunderstorm Potential Today from Northeast Kansas into Western Lower Michigan

Severe thunderstorms today may produce very large hail, damaging winds and perhaps isolated tornadoes along a cold front from northeast Kansas into western lower Michigan. The focus for unsettled weather will then shift into the West for the second half of this week. Expect below average temperatures over much of the West with risks for strong to severe thunderstorms over portions of Montana. Read More >

Overview

During the evening of July 27, 2018, a supercell thunderstorm tracked southeast across Oglala Lakota County, producing large wind-driven hail that resulted in extensive damage to homes, vehicles, and crops. 300 or more homes and over 100 vehicles sustained damage. There were minor injuries reported from broken glass. 3.25 inch hail (between baseball and softball size) and winds of 80 mph were reported.

This story will be updated as additional information is received.

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