Severe Weather Hits South Central and SE KS on May 10th, 2010 (5/13/2010)

By: NWS Wichita

Severe Weather Hits

South Central and Southeast KS

May 10th, 2010

  

  

A strong surface low pressure system tracked across southern Kansas on Monday, May 10th. Rich moisture from the Gulf of Mexico surged northward, making it into southern Kansas by late afternoon. A dryline developed across western Oklahoma and extended into south central Kansas, and a warm front stretched from the center of the low in southwest Kansas into south central Oklahoma. Very high levels of instability and shear allowed supercell thunderstorms to develop along and ahead of the dryline, and these storms moved quickly northeastward during the late afternoon and evening hours.

Tornadoes, hail up to 4.25" diameter (between grapefruit and softball size), and damaging winds were reported with many of these supercells, including several tornadoes in western and central Oklahoma. There were a few reports of tornadoes across south central and southeast Kansas as well. These supercells eventually developed into a line of storms that produced large hail and damaging wind through southeast Kansas and into Missouri and Arkansas.

 

Mesoscale Discussion Issued 253pm
Mesoscale Discussion Map Issued 2:53 PM Monday, May 10th


Radar Image from KICT Radar at 4:44pm Showing the Supercells over Kingman and Cowley Counties. For a Loop of these storms click here.

  

 


Kingman and Sedgwick County Supercell

A supercell thunderstorm moved into Kingman county from Barber county around 4pm Monday afternoon, this supercell quickly evolved and spawned a tornado. This tornado initially touched down in southwest Kingman County, near Spivey. The tornado then moved to the east northeast, briefly touching down and causing minor damage mainly to trees.

The tornado intensified to EF2 strength around 1.5 miles Southeast of Belmont. The tornado struck a residence, taking the roof off of the home and causing damage to other structures in that area. The tornado again lifted and briefly touched down again as it tracked south of Cheney. The tornado's final touchdown occurred about 6 miles north of Viola where it was rated an EF0, with minor tree damage.

 
 

Picture taken by Jeremy Ludin near Zenda

Picture taken by Jeremy Ludin near Zenda

Picture taken by Jeremy Ludin near Zenda.

Picture taken by Jerry and Karla Westerman north of the Harper/Kingman County line.

Photo taken by mickey Mcguire near Zenda.

Photo taken by mickey Mcguire near Zenda.

Photo taken by mickey Mcguire near Zenda.

Immediately east of intersection of se 80th ave /se 100th st Kingman, county. The damage was rated EF2

Immediately east of intersection of se 80th ave /se 100th st Kingman, county. The damage was rated EF2

Immediately east of intersection of se 80th ave /se 100th st Kingman, county. The damage was rated EF2

Immediately east of intersection of se 80th ave /se 100th st Kingman, county. The damage was rated EF2

Immediately east of intersection of se 80th ave /se 100th st Kingman, county. The damage was rated EF2

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Radar Reflectivity at 4:35pm showing a hook on the Supercell as it spawns a tornado in eastern Kingman County

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Radar Velocity at 4:35pm showing rotation as a tornado is on the ground in eastern Kingman Couny.

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Radar Reflectivity at 5:12pm as the hook on the supercell bears down on the Mid Continent Airport where the National Weather Service is located

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Radar Reflectivity at 4:44pm showing a hook on the as the Supercell spawns a tornado in eastern Kingman County

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Radar Velocity at 4:44pm showing rotation as a tornado is on the ground in eastern Kingman Couny.

 

Tornado Track Map


Sumner, Cowley and Chautauqua Counties Supercell

A strong supercell thunderstorm that developed in Woods County, Oklahoma and moved east northeast along the Kansas/Oklahoma border. A tornado caused EF3 damage to a home 2 miles south of Hunnewell which is just across the Oklahoma/Kansas border. The top two floors of a frame house were destroyed, and a mobile home was badly damaged. As the tornado moved into Kansas near I-35 it was at EF2 intensity. As it passed the I-35 Turnpike, it overturned 2 semi trucks and there was significant damage to a line of cottonwood trees about 1.5 miles east of the turnpike before it lifted over southeastern Sumner county.

The next evidence of a touchdown was along the east side of Arkansas City near the intersection of US-166 and US-77 Bypass. The tornado was again rated an EF1 and was 300 yards wide as it damaged a storage shed east of Arkansas City. The tornado weakened to EF0 intensity and continued to briefly touchdown as it moved northeast toward Dexter.  The tornado ultimately lifted completely in the far northwest corner of Chautauqua county about 7 miles southwest of Grenola.

Damage Images

Intersection of Highway 77 and 166.

Damage on the east side of Arkansas City.

Damage on the east side of Arkansas City.

Damage 4 miles east of Arkansas City.

Damage 4 miles east of Arkansas City.

 

Video of storm chasers with a close encounter with the tornado northeast of Arkansas City.

Video provided by David Toner, Jason Blum and Cody Hudson.

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Radar Reflectivity at 4:44pm showing a hook on the supercell as it enters Cowley County

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Radar Velocity at 4:44pm showing rotation as the supercell enters Cowley County.

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Radar Reflectivity at 4:54pm as the supercell moves northeastward as it passes through Arkansas City in Cowley County

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Radar Velocity at 4:54pm showing rotation as the supercell moves through Arkansas City in Cowley County.

 

Tornado Track Map

 


 

Summary of Most Significant Severe Reports

Tornadoes:

  •  Kingman/Sedgwick Supercell:
    • SW Zenda, Kingman County (4:12 - 4:15pm)
    • 8 NNW Norwich, Kingman County (reported at 4:37pm)
    • 6 NW Norwich, Kingman County (reported at 4:49pm)
    • 8 N Viola, Sedgwick County (reported at 4:58pm)
    • 7 N Viola, Sedgwick County (reported at 5:06pm)
  • Sumner/Cowley/Elk Supercell:
    • S Geuda Springs, Sumner County (4:40pm)
    • 6 E Arkansas City, Cowley County (5:05pm)
    • 4 SW Grenola, Elk County (5:28pm)

Large Hail:

  • 2.50", SSE Nashville, Kingman County
  • 1.75", S Kingman, Kingman County
  • 1.75", 10S Kingman, Kingman County

Damaging Wind (all speeds estimated):

  • 100mph, 2 S Norwich, Kingman County
  • 80mph, 4 N Norwich, Kingman County
  • 70mph, El Dorado, Butler County
  • 70mph, Douglass, Butler County
  • 70mph, 8 NW Eureka, Greenwood County
  • 80mph, S Sedan, Chautauqua County
  • 70mph, 6 NW Yates Center, Woodson County
  • Damage reported across the Fredonia area, Wilson County

 

 

 

 

 

All Storm Reports Received Through 940PM Monday

 

 NWUS53 KICT 110240
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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS 940 PM CDT MON MAY 10 2010

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

0330 PM HAIL SSE NASHVILLE 37.43N 98.42W 05/10/2010 E2.50 INCH KINGMAN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0332 PM HAIL SSE NASHVILLE 37.43N 98.42W 05/10/2010 E0.75 INCH KINGMAN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0338 PM HAIL 4 N NASHVILLE 37.50N 98.42W 05/10/2010 E0.50 INCH KINGMAN KS FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0348 PM HAIL BLUFF CITY 37.08N 97.88W 05/10/2010 E1.00 INCH HARPER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0349 PM HAIL 2 S PENALOSA 37.69N 98.32W 05/10/2010 E1.00 INCH KINGMAN KS PUBLIC

0357 PM HAIL 2 S CALDWELL 37.01N 97.61W 05/10/2010 E0.50 INCH SUMNER KS FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0406 PM HAIL CALDWELL 37.04N 97.61W 05/10/2010 E1.00 INCH SUMNER KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0412 PM TORNADO SW ZENDA 37.44N 98.28W 05/10/2010 KINGMAN KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

TORNADO LIFTED AT 415 PM.

0420 PM HAIL 2 ESE SPIVEY 37.43N 98.14W 05/10/2010 E1.00 INCH KINGMAN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0423 PM HAIL S KINGMAN 37.65N 98.11W 05/10/2010 E1.75 INCH KINGMAN KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0425 PM HAIL SPIVEY 37.45N 98.17W 05/10/2010 E1.00 INCH KINGMAN KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0427 PM HAIL 10 S KINGMAN 37.50N 98.11W 05/10/2010 E1.75 INCH KINGMAN KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0435 PM HAIL WALDO 39.12N 98.80W 05/10/2010 E0.50 INCH RUSSELL KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0437 PM TORNADO 8 WNW NORWICH 37.50N 97.98W 05/10/2010 KINGMAN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0440 PM TORNADO S GEUDA SPRINGS 37.11N 97.15W 05/10/2010 SUMNER KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0442 PM HAIL 5 NW KINGMAN 37.70N 98.18W 05/10/2010 E1.75 INCH KINGMAN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0445 PM TSTM WND GST 2 S NORWICH 37.43N 97.85W 05/10/2010 E100 MPH KINGMAN KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

WINDS OF 75-100 MPH REPORTED.

0445 PM HAIL 7 NW NORWICH 37.53N 97.94W 05/10/2010 E1.75 INCH KINGMAN KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

60 MPH WINDS REPORTED ALONG WITH GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL.

0447 PM TSTM WND GST 4 N NORWICH 37.51N 97.85W 05/10/2010 E80.00 MPH KINGMAN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0449 PM TORNADO 6 NW NORWICH 37.52N 97.92W 05/10/2010 KINGMAN KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

DAMAGE WAS REPORTED TO A HOME.

0452 PM TSTM WND GST CHENEY 37.63N 97.78W 05/10/2010 E60.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0452 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 W NORWICH 37.46N 97.94W 05/10/2010 KINGMAN KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

TREES BEEN REPORTED DOWN

0453 PM HAIL 3 W GARDEN PLAIN 37.66N 97.74W 05/10/2010 E1.00 INCH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0455 PM TSTM WND GST ARKANSAS CITY 37.07N 97.04W 05/10/2010 M63.00 MPH COWLEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0455 PM TSTM WND GST WINFIELD 37.27N 96.97W 05/10/2010 E60.00 MPH COWLEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0458 PM TORNADO 8 N VIOLA 37.60N 97.64W 05/10/2010 SEDGWICK KS AMATEUR RADIO

TORNADO ON THE GROUND WITH 80 MPH WINDS AT SPOTTERS LOCATION.

0500 PM HAIL 6 N SUSANK 38.73N 98.77W 05/10/2010 E1.00 INCH RUSSELL KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0505 PM TORNADO 6 E ARKANSAS CITY 37.07N 96.93W 05/10/2010 COWLEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0505 PM TSTM WND DMG 9 E KINGMAN 37.65N 97.95W 05/10/2010 KINGMAN KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

TREES DOWN

0506 PM TORNADO 7 N VIOLA 37.58N 97.64W 05/10/2010 SEDGWICK KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

TORNADO DAMAGE TO A HOUSE

0507 PM HAIL GREAT BEND 38.36N 98.81W 05/10/2010 E1.75 INCH BARTON KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0510 PM HAIL ANDOVER 37.69N 97.14W 05/10/2010 E0.88 INCH BUTLER KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0512 PM FLOOD LAKE AFTON 37.61N 97.62W 05/10/2010 SEDGWICK KS AMATEUR RADIO

MINOR STREET FLOODING

0512 PM HAIL ANDOVER 37.69N 97.14W 05/10/2010 E1.25 INCH BUTLER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0512 PM TSTM WND GST LAKE AFTON 37.61N 97.62W 05/10/2010 E60.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS AMATEUR RADIO

0512 PM HAIL ANDOVER 37.69N 97.14W 05/10/2010 E0.75 INCH BUTLER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0516 PM FUNNEL CLOUD WEST WICHITA 37.69N 97.46W 05/10/2010 SEDGWICK KS OFFICIAL NWS OBS

ASOS REPORTED FUNNEL CLOUD AT THE WICHITA AIRPORT.

0520 PM HAIL 6 W AUGUSTA 37.69N 97.08W 05/10/2010 E1.00 INCH BUTLER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0525 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 4 N DEXTER 37.24N 96.72W 05/10/2010 COWLEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0526 PM HAIL DERBY 37.55N 97.26W 05/10/2010 E0.88 INCH SEDGWICK KS PUBLIC

0528 PM TORNADO 4 SW GRENOLA 37.31N 96.50W 05/10/2010 ELK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0532 PM HEAVY RAIN 3 W GARDEN PLAIN 37.66N 97.74W 05/10/2010 M1.40 INCH SEDGWICK KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0546 PM HAIL HAYSVILLE 37.57N 97.35W 05/10/2010 E1.00 INCH SEDGWICK KS AMATEUR RADIO

0552 PM HAIL ALDEN 38.24N 98.31W 05/10/2010 E0.88 INCH RICE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0553 PM HAIL WNW GENESEO 38.52N 98.16W 05/10/2010 E0.50 INCH ELLSWORTH KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0600 PM HAIL 6 SW AUGUSTA 37.62N 97.04W 05/10/2010 E0.50 INCH BUTLER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0605 PM HAIL AUGUSTA 37.69N 96.98W 05/10/2010 E1.00 INCH BUTLER KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

ALONG WITH 50 MPH WIND.

0609 PM HAIL POTWIN 37.94N 97.02W 05/10/2010 E1.00 INCH BUTLER KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 55 MPH REPORTED.

0612 PM HAIL LEON 37.69N 96.78W 05/10/2010 E1.25 INCH BUTLER KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0612 PM HAIL 2 E NICKERSON 38.14N 98.05W 05/10/2010 E0.50 INCH RENO KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0621 PM TSTM WND GST EL DORADO 37.82N 96.86W 05/10/2010 E70.00 MPH BUTLER KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0621 PM HAIL 2 W ROSALIA 37.82N 96.66W 05/10/2010 E1.00 INCH BUTLER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

REPORT ALONG US 54

0621 PM TSTM WND GST DOUGLASS 37.52N 97.01W 05/10/2010 E70.00 MPH BUTLER KS EMERGENCY MNGR

2 TO 4 INCH DIAMETER TREES REPORTED DOWN.

0627 PM HAIL 10 W EUREKA 37.82N 96.47W 05/10/2010 E1.00 INCH GREENWOOD KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0629 PM TSTM WND GST 3 NW DEXTER 37.21N 96.75W 05/10/2010 M63.00 MPH COWLEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0635 PM HAIL EUREKA 37.82N 96.29W 05/10/2010 E1.00 INCH GREENWOOD KS TRAINED SPOTTER

65 TO 70 MPH WIND GUSTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

0638 PM TSTM WND GST MADISON 38.13N 96.14W 05/10/2010 E60.00 MPH GREENWOOD KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0638 PM TSTM WND GST 8 NW EUREKA 37.90N 96.39W 05/10/2010 E70.00 MPH GREENWOOD KS TRAINED SPOTTER

AN INCH OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN 15 MINS.

0653 PM TSTM WND GST S SEDAN 37.13N 96.18W 05/10/2010 E80.00 MPH CHAUTAUQUA KS AMATEUR RADIO

0704 PM HAIL W GOESSEL 38.25N 97.35W 05/10/2010 E0.50 INCH MARION KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0704 PM TSTM WND GST 6 NW YATES CENTER 37.93N 95.82W 05/10/2010 E70.00 MPH WOODSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

ALONG WITH DIME SIZE HAIL.

0712 PM HAIL 1 SE FREDONIA 37.53N 95.82W 05/10/2010 E1.00 INCH WILSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

REPORTS OF TREE AND POWERLINES DOWN ESTIMATED 55 MPH WIND GUSTS.

0715 PM TSTM WND DMG W FREDONIA 37.53N 95.82W 05/10/2010 WILSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

REPORTS OF PROPERTY DAMAGE ALONG WITH TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN.

0715 PM TSTM WND DMG 10 N FREDONIA 37.68N 95.82W 05/10/2010 WILSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

REPORTS OF PROPERTY DAMAGE ALONG WITH TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN.

0723 PM TSTM WND GST 1 SE FREDONIA 37.53N 95.82W 05/10/2010 E60.00 MPH WILSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0723 PM TSTM WND GST NEOSHO FALLS 38.01N 95.56W 05/10/2010 E65.00 MPH WOODSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0726 PM TSTM WND GST ESE MARION 38.35N 97.01W 05/10/2010 E50.00 MPH MARION KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0726 PM TSTM WND DMG 8 S YATES CENTER 37.76N 95.74W 05/10/2010 WOODSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

REPORTS OF PROPERTY DAMAGE ON US 75

0730 PM HAIL W MARION 38.35N 97.02W 05/10/2010 E0.50 INCH MARION KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0730 PM TSTM WND GST CHANUTE 37.67N 95.46W 05/10/2010 M60.00 MPH NEOSHO KS ASOS

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