Small severe storm along I-135 causes damage (7/24/2008)

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July 22nd Wind and Hail 




A small isolated thunderstorm developed over Northern Sedgwick County during the early evening hours of July 22nd. This storm quickly became severe producing winds in excess of 65 mph along with quarter size hail. Unfortunately this intense storm was located along Interstate 135 north of Valley Center which resulted in semis being overturned along with windows blown out by wind driven hail. This small storm dissipated as quickly as it developed and never made it into Wichita.

 

 

 


 

 

Radar image from around 645pm on July 22nd showing the small severe storm that caused damage along I-135.

 

 

Strong winds overturned a semi along I-135 north of Wichita. Image courtesy of Sedgwick County Emergency Management.

 

 

Wind driven hail knocks out a truck window along I-135 north of Wichita. Image courtesy of Sedgwick County Emergency Management.

 

 

This small storm produced copious amounts of hail along I-135. Image courtesy of Sedgwick County Emergency Management.

 

 

Severe winds damage a road sign along I-135. Image courtesy of Sedgwick County Emergency Management.

 

 

Removing hail from I-135. Image courtesy of Sedgwick County Emergency Management.

 

 

Severe winds snapped pole along I-135. Image courtesy of Sedgwick County Emergency Management.

 


 

 

Here are some pictures taken the following day, courtesy of Beth Mennenga.  Notice the hail remaining all the way through to the next morning!
 

 

 

 


 

 

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