Severe Storms Return to Central, South Central and Southeast Kansas! (8/26/2006)

By: Robb Lawson

A late summer cold front combined with an upper level disturbance to bring widespread severe storms to Central, South Central and Southeast Kansas on Friday August 25th.

Severe storms first fired around 5 pm as the atmosphere became very unstable. Unseasonably strong winds in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere set the stage for a few rotating storms called supercell thunderstorms.

Image 1 is a radar image from around 740 pm of a supercell thunderstorm that produced a brief tornado in Ellsworth County around 730 pm.

Image 2 is another image of a supercell thunderstorm from Friday August 25th. This storm produced 75 mph winds across northern portions of Wilson County.

To view all severe weather reports from Friday August 25th, click here: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/060825_rpts.html

This story was brought to you by the National Weather Service - Wichita, Kansas.



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