Central Kansas Tornadoes

Last updated:Sunday April 22nd, 2 am to add additional tornado pictures


Harper-Sumner-Sedgwick-Butler County Tornado (EF3)
Central Kansas tornadoes (EF4)
McPherson-Marion County Tornado (EF1)
Additional Information


Multiple supercell thunderstorms affected central Kansas on Saturday April 14th. The first one tracked across Russell County around 1:30 pm producing a few brief tornado touchdowns.  Around 5:30 pm the most intense supercell moved into Rice County, eventually producing a long track tornado as it moved off to the northeast. This tornado caused EF4 damage south of Kanopolis Lake.  It then briefly lifted before touching back down northeast of Salina producing EF1 damage.

The tornado that took place later that night mainly affected locations southwest of Lyons and produced EF1 damage.



 Tornado Tracks

The tornado track in blue took place between 5:30 and 7 pm while the path in green took place after 9:30 pm.


View Tornado tracks in Central, KS 4/14/12 in a larger map

 

 

EF1 damage about 2.5 miles northeast of New Cambria

Preliminary EF4 damage just SW of K4 &141, south of Kanopolis Lake

Preliminary EF4 damage just SW of K4 &141, south of Kanopolis Lake

Preliminary EF4 damage just SW of K4 &141, south of Kanopolis Lake

Preliminary EF4 damage just SW of K4 &141, south of Kanopolis Lake

Preliminary EF4 damage just SW of K4 &141, south of Kanopolis Lake

EF1 damage around 2 miles east of Raymond in Rice County. This is the tornado that took place after 9:30 pm.

EF1 damage around 2 miles east of Raymond in Rice County. This is the tornado that took place after 9:30 pm.


 Tornado Pictures


Tornado west of Marquette. Picture by Jeremy Cate

Tornado west of Marquette. Picture by Jeremy Cate

Tornado near New Cambria. Picture by Dustin Goble.


Tornado near New Cambria. Picture by Dustin Goble.

Tornado over northwest McPherson County. Picture courtesy KWCH.

Rice-Ellsworth County line. Just south of Route 4. Picture by Evan Ammeson.

Rice-Ellsworth County line. Just south of Route 4. Picture by Evan Ammeson. 

 

Rice-Ellsworth County line. Just south of Route 4. Picture by Evan Ammeson.

I-70 east of Salina looking north. Picture by Evan Ammeson.

I-70 east of Salina looking north. Picture by Evan Ammeson.

 

Northwest McPherson County. Picture by Jordan Morrow.

Near Kanopolis. Picture by Erik Perozo.

Near Kanopolis. Picture by Robert Hurkes.

5 miles west of Marquette. Picture by Will Campbell.

5 miles west of Marquette. Picture by Will Campbell.

 

Picture taken by  Winston Wells near the intersection of KS-4 and KS 175, looking northwest.

Picture taken by  Winston Wells near the intersection of KS-4 and KS 175, looking northwest.

 Picture taken by  Winston Wells northeast of Salina near New Cambria.

   

 


 

 Radar Imagery 

 

 


Radar image around 530pm.

Radar velocity image around 530pm.

Radar image around 550pm

Radar velocity image around 550pm.

 


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