Much needed rain comes at a price for South Central Kansas
August 3rd 2011
Storms developed during the late afternoon
hours on Wednesday August 3rd over Western Kansas and Western Oklahoma.
While these storms provided some much needed rain to most of South Central
Kansas, they also caused damaging winds, with the Wichita area being the
hardest hit. 70 to 80 mph winds blew through Wichita around 10 pm blowing
down trees and power lines and knocking out power to more than 12,000
Reflectivity loop from the Wichita radar around
Velocity loop from the Wichita radar showing the
intense winds approaching from the southwest and eventually blowing through
Wichita damage near Mt. Vernon and Santa Fe.
Picture by Brian Douglas Spieker.
Damage from northeast Wichita. Picture by Rodney
Tree damage from 5 miles southwest of Towanda.
Picture by Jim D.
This story was brought to you by the National Weather Service - Wichita, Kansas.