Historic Past Weather Events
|The climax of several days of tornadic and severe thunderstorm activity late in May 1955 occurred on the night of Wednesday, May 25th. A tornado struck Udall, Kansas, some 40 miles north-northeast of Blackwell. The tornado traveled in a general southwest to northeast direction across the center of town. Most of this south-central Kansas town of about 500 people was leveled. The death toll stands at 80 at this writing, and 250 were injured. Read More...
|This devastating tornado was rated an F5 after it tore a path of destruction through the town of Hesston. This large tornado destroyed 226 homes and 21 businesses in Hesston and caused 25 million dollars in damage across Harvey County. Read more...|
|One of the most destructive storms in South Central Kansas history swept through on June 19th 1990 and would later be titled the “Inland Hurricane”. This storm produced a large swath of 65 to 120 mph straight line winds through parts of six counties causing over $80 million dollars damage. Read more...
|On that day, tornadoes ravaged the Plains from morning until after dark, affecting areas from east Texas as far north as the Iowa/Minnesota border. Fifty-five total tornadoes developed, thirty of which were rated an F2 or greater on the Fujita scale. Unfortunately, twenty-one people – seventeen from one storm alone – died that day as a direct result of the severe weather. Read more...|