Long track supercells wreak havoc across Central Kansas... (8/16/2011)

By: NWS Wichita

August 9th-10th 2011 storms

 

Summary: Storms first developed over Western Nebraska during the afternoon hours of August 9th. These storms steadily plunged southeast throughout the late afternoon and evening hours, finally reaching central Kansas by 10 pm. These intense supercell thunderstorms were prolific wind and hail producers throughout their journey southeast. Across central Kansas these storms caused damaging 70-90 mph winds along with larger than golf ball size hail.

The radar loop below shows the 250+ mile track these supercells took to finally reach central Kansas.

 

 

 


 Radar images

 

Radar image of the storm over southeast Russell County.

3D radar view of the same storm over southeast Russell County. Note the top of this storm was over 50,000 ft. with the main core of the storm up to 40,000 ft.


Damage Pictures

The following are damage pictures from Russell County. Images provided by Russell County Emergency Management

     

The following are a couple damage pictures from NE Reno County. Images provided by Reno County Emergency Management

   

 


Storm Pictures

 


Storm entering Russell County. Picture courtesy of Russell County Emergency Management

Supercell approaching Hutchinson KS. Picture by Brandon Sullivan.

Supercell approaching Hutchinson KS. Picture by Brandon Sullivan.

Lightning across NW Wichita. Picture by Brad Ketcham.

Lightning across NW Wichita. Picture by Brad Ketcham.

 


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Rainfall

 

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