By: Lead Meteorologist Rob Cox
A cold front sparked numerous thunderstorms across South Central and Southeast Kansas on Sunday night.
Numerous thunderstorms developed across South Central and Southeast Kansas on Sunday night. Some of these storms produced hail up to golf ball size and wind gusts between 80 and 100 mph in a few locales. The most significant damage was at the El Dorado state penitentiary and Douglass in Butler County. At the penitentiary, they received damage to 6 windshields from high wind speeds estimated around 80 mph. Meanwhile, the town of Douglass had wind estimates around 100 mph with large trees uprooted. Here is a radar image Image 1 of a bow echo moving through the town of Douglass in southwest Butler county which is about 30 miles southeast of Wichita. The time of occurrence was around 650 pm.