May 30th large hail and damaging winds...
By: NWS Wichita
May 30th Large Hail
and Damaging Winds
storms developed over central Kansas between 3 and 4 pm on Wednesday May
30th. These storms quickly became severe producing hail slightly larger
than golf balls. Between 5 and 6 pm, additional storms developed over south
central Kansas with one of the storms dumping up to 2 inch diameter hail as
it tracked across Wichita. Toward sunset the storms eventually formed into
a line and raced south while producing damaging winds up to 70
Visible satellite animation from
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702 pm radar image when the storms first started
to organize into a line and produce severe winds.
702 pm radar velocity image
showing the 60 to 70 mph winds near Hutchinson.
745 pm radar image showing the bow echo
Radar animation starting around 5 pm showing the
supercell thunderstorm that produced the large hail across Wichita.
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