June 7th & 8th Large Hail and Damaging Winds (6/8/2009)

By: Robb Lawson



Storms first developed during the late afternoon hours on Sunday June 7th over Northern Oklahoma where a dryline and cold front intersected. As the storms tracked northeast, they encountered richer moisture and higher instability which allowed them to increase in intensity. The first round of storms around 7pm produced a swatch of severe winds. Around midnight a large storm developed over Reno County that produced significant wind damage in Hutchinson along with Golf ball size hail. After surveying the damage it was determined that miroburst winds between 100-120 mph caused the damage across South Hutchinson.


 

Hail and severe wind reports from June 7th - June 8th.

 



Storm & Damage Pictures

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Microburst wind damage across South Hutchinson

Microburst wind damage across South Hutchinson

Microburst wind damage across South Hutchinson

Microburst wind damage across South Hutchinson

Microburst wind damage across South Hutchinson

Microburst wind damage across South Hutchinson

Microburst wind damage across South Hutchinson

Microburst wind damage across South Hutchinson

Microburst wind damage across South Hutchinson

Microburst wind damage on Hoover lake(Western Kingman County). Photo courtesy Kingman Co. Emergency Management.

Microburst wind damage on Hoover lake(Western Kingman County). Photo courtesy Kingman Co. Emergency Management.

Microburst wind damage on Hoover lake(Western Kingman County). Photo courtesy Kingman Co. Emergency Management.

Microburst wind damage on Hoover lake(Western Kingman County). Photo courtesy Kingman Co. Emergency Management.

Microburst wind damage on Hoover lake(Western Kingman County). Photo courtesy Kingman Co. Emergency Management.

Microburst wind damage on Hoover lake(Western Kingman County). Photo courtesy Kingman Co. Emergency Management.

Severe storm approaching Wichita. Photo courtesy Chris Whitehead.

Severe storm approaching Wichita. Photo courtesy Chris Whitehead.

Severe storm approaching Wichita. Photo courtesy Chris Whitehead.

Severe storm approaching Wichita. Photo courtesy Chris Whitehead.





Radar image from just after 7 pm showing the severe storm as it approached Wichita. This was the storm responsible for a swath of 60-70 mph winds across Sedgwick, Butler and Greenwood Counties.

This is another radar image from the same time. However this image is showing wind velocity as the storm approached the Wichita Radar. The bright green colors represent the severe winds moving into Wichita.

The above picture is a radar image from around midnight on June 8th showing the intense storm over Reno County. This storm was responsible for producing Golf ball size hail along with severe winds which caused damage in Hutchinson.

This image is of the same storm as the image on the left. However this is a 3-D radar image showing the intense part of the storm extending above 40,000 ft.

 

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



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