Damaging winds blow through southern Kansas (6/5/2008)

By: Jerilyn Billings

A Bow Echo raced through the Southern Kansas produced damaging winds and wreaking havoc on numerous communities.

During the evening of June 3rd, a strong bow echo entered Harper county about 8pm ( Image 1 ). This bow echo continued to move eastward with some new storms developing on the north side. These storms impacted a large portion of south central and southeastern Kansas.

Wind speeds reached upwards to 70 to 80 MPH as it moved eastward. Many communities had trees and power lines down from the winds and were without power. A school in Mulvane had roof damage and there was significant roof damage to the terminal building at Strother Field Airport near Winfield. Image 2 is a radar image as the storm is moving through western Sumner County and Image 3 as the bow echo is moving through Cowley County.

As the bow echo exited the area another storm developed over Cowley County dropping golf ball sized hail. Image 4 shows a radar image of the storm as it's over Cowley County.

Image 5 is a graphic of the storm reports from the bow echo. Below there is a listing of the storm reports.

Images of the damage are below:

Image 6, Image 7, Image 8, Image 9 and Image 10.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS 1205 AM CDT WED JUN 04 2008

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS..

0810 PM TSTM WND GST 2 WSW ATTICA 37.24N 98.26W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH HARPER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

STRONG WINDS AND LOSS OF ELECTRICITY.

0814 PM TSTM WND GST 6 S ANTHONY 37.07N 98.03W 06/03/2008 E70.00 MPH HARPER KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

STRONG WINDS WITH LOSS OF POWER IN ANTHONY

0817 PM TSTM WND GST ANTHONY 37.15N 98.03W 06/03/2008 E80.00 MPH HARPER KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0820 PM TSTM WND GST NNE ANTHONY 37.16N 98.03W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH HARPER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0840 PM TSTM WND GST 4 W SOUTH HAVEN 37.04N 97.48W 06/03/2008 E70.00 MPH SUMNER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0902 PM TSTM WND GST MULVANE 37.48N 97.24W 06/03/2008 M62.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS PUBLIC

FROM KAKE TV

0904 PM TSTM WND GST 1 E GEUDA SPRINGS 37.11N 97.13W 06/03/2008 E70.00 MPH COWLEY KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0907 PM TSTM WND GST ARKANSAS CITY 37.07N 97.04W 06/03/2008 M68.00 MPH COWLEY KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0909 PM TSTM WND GST MULVANE 37.48N 97.24W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

60 MPH WINDS AND THE CITY OF MULVANE HAS LOST POWER.

0910 PM TSTM WND DMG ARKANSAS CITY 37.07N 97.04W 06/03/2008 COWLEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

SEVERAL LARGE TREES WERE DOWNED ACROSS TOWN, ALONG WITH SOME POWER LINES. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 60 TO 70 MPH.

0910 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 S MULVANE 37.45N 97.24W 06/03/2008 SUMNER KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

DAMAGE TO A MOBILE HOME ON K15 1/2 MILE SOUTH OF SUMNER/SEDGWICK COUNTY LINE.

0910 PM TSTM WND GST UDALL 37.39N 97.12W 06/03/2008 E63.00 MPH COWLEY KS BROADCAST MEDIA

FROM KSN TV WEATHERLAB.

0912 PM TSTM WND GST 5 WNW UDALL 37.40N 97.20W 06/03/2008 E70.00 MPH SUMNER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0913 PM TSTM WND GST MULVANE 37.48N 97.24W 06/03/2008 M75.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS AMATEUR RADIO

0913 PM TSTM WND GST WINFIELD 37.27N 96.97W 06/03/2008 E71.00 MPH COWLEY KS OFFICIAL NWS OBS

FROM STROTHER FIELD ASOS.

0915 PM TSTM WND GST DERBY 37.55N 97.26W 06/03/2008 E66.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS BROADCAST MEDIA

FROM KSN TV WEATHERLAB.

0915 PM TSTM WND GST STROTHER FIELD AIRPORT 37.16N 97.03W 06/03/2008 M112 MPH COWLEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

PRIVATE COMPANY MEASURED A 112 MPH WIND GUST AT THE AIRPORT.

0915 PM TSTM WND DMG STROTHER FIELD AIRPORT 37.16N 97.03W 06/03/2008 COWLEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

AT THE TERMINAL BUILDING AT THE AIRPORT WHERE JOB SERVICES IS LOCATED PART OF THE ROOF IS IN THE PARKING LOT.

0916 PM TSTM WND GST DERBY 37.55N 97.26W 06/03/2008 M61.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS AMATEUR RADIO

0917 PM TSTM WND GST NNW PARK CITY 37.80N 97.32W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0919 PM TSTM WND GST DERBY 37.55N 97.26W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

50 TO 60 MPH.

0924 PM TSTM WND GST WINFIELD 37.27N 96.97W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH COWLEY KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0925 PM TSTM WND DMG DERBY 37.55N 97.26W 06/03/2008 SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

2 TO 3 INCH TREE LIMBS DOWN NEAR 63RD ST. SOUTH AND GREENWICH.

0925 PM TSTM WND GST BURDEN 37.31N 96.75W 06/03/2008 E70.00 MPH COWLEY KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0930 PM TSTM WND GST ROSE HILL 37.57N 97.13W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH BUTLER KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

60 MPH WINDS IN ROSE HILL

0930 PM TSTM WND GST 1 NW ROSE HILL 37.58N 97.14W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS AMATEUR RADIO

0934 PM TSTM WND GST ANDOVER 37.69N 97.14W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH BUTLER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

60 MPH WINDS NEAR KELLOGG AND ANDOVER ROAD.

0935 PM TSTM WND DMG MULVANE 37.48N 97.24W 06/03/2008 SEDGWICK KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

MULVANE HIGH SCHOOL ROOF AROUND 3000 SQ. FT. WAS PICKED UP AND SET BACK DOWN AND ALLOWED THE CEILING TILES TO BLOW IN THE OFFICE AREA.

0935 PM TSTM WND DMG BURDEN 37.31N 96.75W 06/03/2008 COWLEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

TELEPHONE AND POWER POLES DOWN.

0935 PM TSTM WND DMG BURDEN 37.31N 96.75W 06/03/2008 COWLEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

UPROOTED TREE FELL ON A HOUSE. DAMAGE TO THE HOUSE.

0942 PM TSTM WND GST 3 NE NORTHEAST WICHITA 37.78N 97.17W 06/03/2008 M50.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0951 PM TSTM WND GST WSW CEDAR VALE 37.11N 96.50W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH CHAUTAUQUA KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0954 PM TSTM WND GST EL DORADO 37.82N 96.86W 06/03/2008 E65.00 MPH BUTLER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

WEST SIDE OF EL DORADO

0954 PM TSTM WND GST 12 S EL DORADO 37.65N 96.86W 06/03/2008 E65.00 MPH BUTLER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0956 PM TSTM WND GST W EL DORADO 37.82N 96.86W 06/03/2008 M60.00 MPH BUTLER KS AMATEUR RADIO

1003 PM TSTM WND GST HOWARD 37.47N 96.26W 06/03/2008 E65.00 MPH ELK KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

60 TO 65 MPH WINDS. POWER IS OUT IN MOLINE...LONGTON...HOWARD AND GRENOLA

1008 PM TSTM WND GST EUREKA 37.82N 96.29W 06/03/2008 E55.00 MPH GREENWOOD KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

POWER OUTAGES ARE OCCURRING IN EUREKA

1014 PM TSTM WND GST 2 S BUXTON 37.42N 95.92W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH WILSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

WINDS OF 50 TO 60 MPH.

1023 PM TSTM WND GST 4 SE ALTOONA 37.48N 95.61W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH WILSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

WINDS OF 50 TO 60 MPH.

1024 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 N INDEPENDENCE 37.26N 95.71W 06/03/2008 MONTGOMERY KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

3 TO 4 INCH TREE LIMBS DOWN 2 NORTH OF INDEPENDENCE

1028 PM TSTM WND GST NEODESHA 37.42N 95.68W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH WILSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

1030 PM TSTM WND DMG SYCAMORE 37.33N 95.72W 06/03/2008 MONTGOMERY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TREES AND TREE LIMBS DOWN ALONG WITH SOME POWERLINES DOWN IN NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF THE MONTGOMERGY COUNTY.

1030 PM TSTM WND DMG CANEY 37.01N 95.93W 06/03/2008 MONTGOMERY KS AMATEUR RADIO

3 INCH LIMBS DOWN ON THE ROAD

1030 PM TSTM WND GST 5 NE NEW ALBANY 37.61N 95.86W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH WILSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

SEMI OVERTURNED

1031 PM TSTM WND GST COFFEYVILLE AIRPORT 37.10N 95.57W 06/03/2008 M60.00 MPH MONTGOMERY KS ASOS

1032 PM TSTM WND DMG EUREKA 37.82N 96.29W 06/03/2008 GREENWOOD KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

POWERLINES DOWN IN EUREKA.

1032 PM TSTM WND GST PARSONS TRI CITY AIRPOR 37.33N 95.52W 06/03/2008 M73.00 MPH MONTGOMERY KS ASOS

1032 PM HAIL WINFIELD 37.27N 96.97W 06/03/2008 E0.88 INCH COWLEY KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

ON THE SOUTH BYPASS OF WINFIELD

1032 PM TSTM WND GST 3 S MADISON 38.09N 96.14W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH GREENWOOD KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

1039 PM TSTM WND GST ENE DENNIS 37.35N 95.41W 06/03/2008 E75.00 MPH LABETTE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

75 MPH WIND GUST BETWEEN DENNIS AND PARSONS

1042 PM TSTM WND GST 1 E GALESBURG 37.47N 95.34W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH NEOSHO KS TRAINED SPOTTER

WINDS OF 50 TO 60 MPH.

1042 PM TSTM WND GST CHERRYVALE 37.27N 95.55W 06/03/2008 M90.00 MPH MONTGOMERY KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

1043 PM TSTM WND GST CHANUTE 37.67N 95.46W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH NEOSHO KS ASOS

FROM NWS ASOS.

1044 PM TSTM WND GST PARSONS 37.34N 95.27W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH LABETTE KS AMATEUR RADIO

WEST SIDE OF PARSONS POWER IS OUT

1050 PM TSTM WND DMG ERIE 37.57N 95.24W 06/03/2008 NEOSHO KS EMERGENCY MNGR

POWERLINES AND TREE LIMBS DOWN NEAR ERIE.

1050 PM TSTM WND DMG CHANUTE 37.67N 95.46W 06/03/2008 NEOSHO KS EMERGENCY MNGR

POWERLINES AND TREE LIMBS DOWN NEAR CHANUTE.

1050 PM TSTM WND DMG CHERRYVALE 37.27N 95.55W 06/03/2008 MONTGOMERY KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

VERY LARGE TREES DOWN ASSOCIATED WITH STRONG WINDS MOVING THROUGH CHERRYVALE.

1050 PM TSTM WND GST 1 SE ERIE 37.56N 95.23W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH NEOSHO KS TRAINED SPOTTER

WINDS OF 50 TO 60 MPH.

1053 PM TSTM WND GST ST. PAUL 37.52N 95.17W 06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH NEOSHO KS TRAINED SPOTTER

WINDS OF 50 TO 60 MPH.

1103 PM HAIL 5 W WINFIELD 37.27N 97.06W 06/03/2008 E1.75 INCH COWLEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

GOLFBALL SIZED HAIL AT COWLEY COUNTY ROAD 3 AND HIGHWAY 160

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