Second Round of Severe Storms for Central and SE KS on May 12-13, 2010 (5/13/2010)

By: NWS Wichita

Second Round of Severe Storms in Three Days

Cause Damage in Central and Southeast KS

May 12-13, 2010

 

 

A strong low pressure system tracked through eastern Kansas on Wednesday, May 12th. a warm front moved north into Kansas, while a dryline and cold front stretched southward from the low through western Oklahoma. As warm, moist air increased ahead of the dryline and south of the warm front, supercell thunderstorms rapidly developed along the cold front across central and south central Kansas.  Eventually three distinct supercells developed with two of these spawning tornadoes.  Later in the evening  these supercell's weakened, but severe thunderstorms were continuous. These storms occasionally produce large hail and damaging winds.

There were several reports of golf ball size hail  with a few larger hail reports.  There were also some reports of tornadoes through the afternoon and early evening.  The largest hail reported to the National Weather Service was baseball size near Cedar Vale at 1:30am, and 65 mph winds were reported within a few miles as well. 

 

 

 

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Reno, McPherson County Supercell

 

A line of thunderstorms rapidly developed along the cold front around 3pm. The first storm that developed in western Reno county quickly became a supercell. This supercell had numerous reports of a wall cloud and a funnel cloud. A very brief tornado touched down near Hutchinson, Kansas about a quarter of a mile east of Airport road on 4th street. This supercell began to cycle again, as it moved northeastward into McPherson county. Another tornado touched down east of Inman, Kansas in McPherson county. These tornadoes were relatively brief and fortunately touched down in open fields and caused little to no damage.

Pictures



Picture taken by Jon Powell looking North from 4th and Haven/Buhler Rd


Picture taken by Jon Powell 10 Miles south of Haven on Haven Rd

Video of the tornado over Southern McPherson County.

Video provided by Chad Cowan.


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Kingman, Reno County Supercell
Another storm developed along the cold front south of the storm that initially developed in Reno County. This storm began in southwestern Kingman county and tracked northeastward across Kingman and southeastern Reno county before weakening over northwestern Sedgwick and Harvey counties. This supercell had a persistent wall cloud, and a very brief tornado touched down east of Cheney Lake State Park, north of St. Joe.

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Picture taken by Jerry Funfsinn, north of St. Joe Kansas.

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Picture taken by Jerry Funfsinn, north of St. Joe Kansas.

Video of the May 12th Reno County Tornado

Video provided by Cory Watins and Chad Jewell


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Butler County Microburst
Later in the evening a severe thunderstorm moved northeastward over Cowley counties, making its way into Butler county. A bow echo developed, causing a microburst as the thunderstorm approached El Dorado. The microburst hit along the El Dorado exit of the Turnpike on I-35. This caused some damage to power lines and then semi trucks hit these power lines, causing them to crash along the road.

 


Accident along the Kansas Turnpike which was initiated by power lines being blown across the Turnpike due to severe winds. Picture provided by Butler County Emergency Management.

Wind damage in Butler County along SW 20th approx 2 miles west of Haverhill RD. Picture provided by Butler County Emergency Management.


Wind damage in Butler County along SW 20th approx 2 miles west of Haverhill RD. Picture provided by Butler County Emergency Management.

Picture taken near El Dorado Lake by Dan McCoy and courtesy Butler County Emergency Management.

Picture taken near El Dorado Lake by Dan McCoy and courtesy Butler County Emergency Management.


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Summary of Most Significant Severe Reports

Tornadoes:

  • 6 E Inman, McPherson County (3:52pm)
  • 5 S Haven, Reno County (4:18pm)
  • W Towanda, Butler County (8:11pm)

Large Hail:

  • 2.75", 4 NE Cedar Vale, Chautauqua County
  • 1.75", Kingman, Kingman County
  • 1.75", 4NNE Kingman, Kingman County
  • 1.75", 3 S Pretty Prairie, Reno County
  • 1.75", 3 SE McPherson, McPherson County
  • 1.75", 4 SW Burrton, Reno County
  • 1.75", 2 SE Arkansas City, Cowley County
  • 1.75", Arkansas City, Cowley County
  • 1.75", Maple City, Cowley County
  • 1.75", 5 W Fredonia, Wilson County

Damaging Winds:

  • 80 mph, 5 E Norwich, Sumner County
  • 81.2 mph, 5 S Goddard, Sedgwick County
  • 65 mph, Cedar Vale, Chautauqua County
  • Wind Damage Reported 2 W El Dorado, Butler County: 3 Semis were overturned with power lines down over the top of them. Two injuries were reported.

 

All Storm Reports Received Through 220AM Thursday
 NWUS53 KICT 130841
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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS 340 AM CDT THU MAY 13 2010

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

0310 PM HAIL 8 W KINGMAN 37.65N 98.26W 05/12/2010 E1.00 INCH KINGMAN KS BROADCAST MEDIA

0317 PM HAIL KINGMAN 37.65N 98.11W 05/12/2010 E0.88 INCH KINGMAN KS AMATEUR RADIO

NICKEL HAIL AT SOUTH SIDE OF HAIL.

0323 PM FUNNEL CLOUD E HUTCHINSON AIRPORT 38.07N 97.87W 05/12/2010 RENO KS EMERGENCY MNGR

FUNNEL CLOUD 1 WEST OF AIRPORT.

0326 PM HAIL ZENDA 37.44N 98.28W 05/12/2010 E0.88 INCH KINGMAN KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0330 PM HAIL KINGMAN 37.65N 98.11W 05/12/2010 E1.75 INCH KINGMAN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0334 PM HAIL 5 SW INMAN 38.18N 97.84W 05/12/2010 E1.00 INCH MCPHERSON KS CO-OP OBSERVER

0335 PM HAIL 4 NNE KINGMAN 37.70N 98.09W 05/12/2010 E1.75 INCH KINGMAN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0337 PM HAIL KINGMAN 37.65N 98.11W 05/12/2010 E1.75 INCH KINGMAN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0340 PM HAIL 3 S PRETTY PRAIRIE 37.74N 98.02W 05/12/2010 E1.75 INCH RENO KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0352 PM TORNADO 6 E INMAN 38.23N 97.66W 05/12/2010 MCPHERSON KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

TORNADO ON GROUND.

0354 PM HAIL W MCPHERSON 38.37N 97.66W 05/12/2010 M1.25 INCH MCPHERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER MEASURED 1.25 INCH HAIL ON WESTERN EDGE OF MCPHERSON.

0358 PM HAIL 3 SE MCPHERSON 38.34N 97.62W 05/12/2010 E1.75 INCH MCPHERSON KS AMATEUR RADIO

0410 PM HAIL 10 S HUTCHINSON 37.92N 97.91W 05/12/2010 E1.00 INCH RENO KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTED 1 INCH HAIL FALLING 10 MILES SOUTH OF HUTCHINSON.

0418 PM TORNADO 5 S HAVEN 37.83N 97.78W 05/12/2010 RENO KS EMERGENCY MNGR

TORNADO REPORTED ON THE GROUND BY EMERGENCY MANAGER.

0424 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 2 NNE CANTON 38.41N 97.42W 05/12/2010 MCPHERSON KS PUBLIC

FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTED 2 NNE OF CANTON.

0437 PM HAIL 4 SW BURRTON 37.98N 97.72W 05/12/2010 E1.75 INCH RENO KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTED 1.75 INCH HAIL.

0447 PM HAIL 1 W HALSTEAD 38.00N 97.53W 05/12/2010 E0.88 INCH HARVEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS NICKEL HAIL.

0451 PM HAIL 2 ESE SPIVEY 37.43N 98.14W 05/12/2010 E0.88 INCH KINGMAN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTS NICKEL HAIL.

0451 PM HAIL 2 WSW ATTICA 37.24N 98.26W 05/12/2010 E1.00 INCH HARPER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTS 1 INCH HAIL.

0454 PM HAIL ATTICA 37.24N 98.23W 05/12/2010 E1.00 INCH HARPER KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS 1 INCH HAIL.

0508 PM HAIL 2 ESE SPIVEY 37.43N 98.14W 05/12/2010 E0.88 INCH KINGMAN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTS PEA TO NICKEL SIZE HAIL FALLING.

0510 PM HAIL SPIVEY 37.45N 98.17W 05/12/2010 E1.00 INCH KINGMAN KS PUBLIC

PUBLIC REPORTS VIA LAW ENFORCEMENT 1 INCH HAIL IN SPIVEY THAT FELL FOR A MINUTE.

0510 PM HAIL 2 N MOUNT HOPE 37.90N 97.66W 05/12/2010 M1.00 INCH SEDGWICK KS PUBLIC

PUBLIC REPORTS 1 INCH HAIL AT 2 N AND 3 E OF MOUNT HOPE.

0515 PM TSTM WND GST 5 E NORWICH 37.46N 97.75W 05/12/2010 E70.00 MPH SUMNER KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER ESTIMATES WIND GUSTS OF 70 MPH NEAR NORWICH.

0517 PM TSTM WND GST 5 E NORWICH 37.46N 97.75W 05/12/2010 M80.00 MPH SUMNER KS AMATEUR RADIO

AMATEUR RADIO MEASURED THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS OF 80 MPH.

0522 PM HEAVY RAIN HESSTON 38.14N 97.43W 05/12/2010 M1.00 INCH HARVEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS RAINFALL RATES OF AN INCH AN HOUR IN HESSTON.

0522 PM HAIL SW HESSTON 38.14N 97.43W 05/12/2010 E1.00 INCH HARVEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS 1 INCH HAIL NEAR HESSTON.

0535 PM TSTM WND GST 5 S GODDARD 37.59N 97.58W 05/12/2010 M81.20 MPH SEDGWICK KS PUBLIC

PUBLIC MEASURES THUNDERSTORM WINDS AT 81.2 MPH THAT IS 5 SOUTH AND 1.5 MILES WEST OF GODDARD.

0547 PM TSTM WND GST WEST WICHITA 37.69N 97.46W 05/12/2010 E60.00 MPH SEDGWICK KS AMATEUR RADIO

AMATEUR RADIO REPORTS WIND GUSTS OF 60 MPH AT KELLOG AND MAIZE ROAD.

0550 PM HAIL HILLSBORO 38.35N 97.20W 05/12/2010 E1.00 INCH MARION KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTS 1 INCH HAIL IN HILLSBORO.

0600 PM TSTM WND GST ESE MARION 38.35N 97.01W 05/12/2010 E60.00 MPH MARION KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER ESTIMATES THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS OF 60 MPH IN MARION.

0601 PM FLOOD 3 S RAGO 37.41N 98.08W 05/12/2010 KINGMAN KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTS POOLING WATER ON LOW SPOTS OF THE HIGHWAY.

0607 PM HAIL NE NEWTON 38.04N 97.34W 05/12/2010 E0.75 INCH HARVEY KS PUBLIC

PUBLIC REPORTS 0.75 INCH HAIL VIA ESPOTTER ON NE PART OF NEWTON.

0613 PM HAIL 5 NW WHITEWATER 38.02N 97.21W 05/12/2010 M0.75 INCH HARVEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0636 PM HAIL FLORENCE 38.24N 96.93W 05/12/2010 E0.88 INCH MARION KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0638 PM HAIL FLORENCE 38.24N 96.93W 05/12/2010 E1.00 INCH MARION KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS 1 INCH HAIL IN FLORENCE.

0650 PM HAIL 8 SW CONWAY SPRINGS 37.31N 97.75W 05/12/2010 E0.75 INCH SUMNER KS AMATEUR RADIO

0739 PM HAIL MID CONTINENT AIRPORT 37.66N 97.44W 05/12/2010 M1.00 INCH SEDGWICK KS OFFICIAL NWS OBS

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE REPORTS 1 INCH HAIL AND STRONG WINDS OF AROUND 60 TO 65 MPH.

0744 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 W EL DORADO 37.82N 96.89W 05/12/2010 BUTLER KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS 3 SEMIS OVERTURNED WITH POWER LINES DOWN OVER THE TOP OF THEM. THERE ARE 2 INJURIES REPORTED AT THIS TIME.

0745 PM HAIL WEST WICHITA 37.69N 97.46W 05/12/2010 M1.00 INCH SEDGWICK KS BROADCAST MEDIA

KAKE MEDIA REPORTS NICKEL TO QUARTER HAIL AT 13TH AND WEST.

0745 PM HAIL WEST WICHITA 37.69N 97.46W 05/12/2010 M0.88 INCH SEDGWICK KS NWS EMPLOYEE

NWS EMPLOYEE REPORTS NICKEL HAIL AT HER HOME.

0750 PM HEAVY RAIN WEST WICHITA 37.69N 97.46W 05/12/2010 M0.84 INCH SEDGWICK KS NWS EMPLOYEE

NWS EMPLOYEE REPORTS 0.84 INCHES OF RAIN IN 30 MINUTES WITH BRIEF HAIL SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN 0.25 INCHES BUT LESS THAN 0.5 INCHES AT 119TH AND CENTRAL.

0750 PM HAIL WEST WICHITA 37.69N 97.46W 05/12/2010 E1.25 INCH SEDGWICK KS PUBLIC

PUBLIC VIA KAKE MEDIA REPORTS 1.25 INCH HAIL AT 235 AND K42.

0810 PM FLOOD WEST WICHITA 37.69N 97.46W 05/12/2010 SEDGWICK KS NWS EMPLOYEE

STREET FLOODING ON 13TH STREET AND .5 MILES EAST OF WEST STREET.

0811 PM TORNADO W TOWANDA 37.80N 97.00W 05/12/2010 BUTLER KS EMERGENCY MNGR

MULTIPLE REPORTS OF A TORNADO ON THE GROUND BY LAW ENFORCEMENT...TRAINED SPOTTER...AND PUBLIC.

0835 PM HAIL BURNS 38.09N 96.89W 05/12/2010 E1.00 INCH MARION KS FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

BURNS FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTS 1 INCH HAIL.

0835 PM HAIL DOWNTOWN WICHITA 37.69N 97.34W 05/12/2010 M0.88 INCH SEDGWICK KS BROADCAST MEDIA

KSN WEATHER LAB REPORTS NICKEL SIZED HAIL AT THEIR STUDIO.

1255 AM HAIL 3 S ARKANSAS CITY 37.03N 97.04W 05/13/2010 E1.00 INCH COWLEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTS 1 INCH HAIL.

0100 AM HAIL 2 SE ARKANSAS CITY 37.05N 97.01W 05/13/2010 E1.75 INCH COWLEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS 1.75 INCH HAIL AT THE WASTEWATER PLANT.

0100 AM HAIL ARKANSAS CITY 37.07N 97.04W 05/13/2010 E1.75 INCH COWLEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER ALSO ESTIMATED THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS UP TO 60MPH.

0100 AM FLOOD DOUGLASS 37.52N 97.01W 05/13/2010 BUTLER KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

SOUTH MAPLE STREET IN DOUGLASS WAS REPORTED TO HAVE FLOODING BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.

0101 AM HAIL ARKANSAS CITY 37.07N 97.04W 05/13/2010 E1.75 INCH COWLEY KS BROADCAST MEDIA

KSOK RADIO REPORTS GOLFBALL HAIL AT 334 E RADIO LANE IN ARKANSAS CITY.

0107 AM HAIL MAPLE CITY 37.05N 96.78W 05/13/2010 E1.75 INCH COWLEY KS PUBLIC

PUBLIC VIA KSOK RADIO REPORTS 1.75 INCH HAIL IN MAPLE CITY.

0109 AM HAIL 4 WNW MAPLE CITY 37.08N 96.85W 05/13/2010 E1.00 INCH COWLEY KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTS 1 INCH WITH WINDS ESTIMATED NEAR 60 MPH.

0122 AM TSTM WND GST CEDAR VALE 37.11N 96.50W 05/13/2010 M65.00 MPH CHAUTAUQUA KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS WIND GUSTS OF 65 MPH WITH POWER FLASHES FROM POWERLINES GOING DOWN.

0125 AM HAIL CEDAR VALE 37.11N 96.50W 05/13/2010 M1.75 INCH CHAUTAUQUA KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS GOLFBALL HAIL IN CEDAR VALE.

0132 AM HAIL 4 NE CEDAR VALE 37.15N 96.45W 05/13/2010 E2.75 INCH CHAUTAUQUA KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS 2.75 INCH HAIL.

0209 AM HAIL 5 W FREDONIA 37.53N 95.92W 05/13/2010 E1.75 INCH WILSON KS PUBLIC

PUBLIC REPORTS LITTLE BIGGER THAN 1.75 INCH HAIL AT 5 MILES WEST OF FREDONIA.

0220 AM FLOOD E STRONG CITY 38.40N 96.54W 05/13/2010 CHASE KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS SURFACE FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

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