September 7th wind and hail for south central and southeast Kansas (9/11/2012)

By: NWS Wichita

An afternoon of wind and hail for the eastern half of Kansas

A potent cold front moved southeast across the state of Kansas on Friday, September 7th.  Showers and thunderstorms began to develop along the front early Friday morning as it pushed through southern Nebraska and central Kansas.  This front quickly moved through the state with the surge of cold air to follow.  The collision of the cold air with the pre-existing instability helped the development of showers and thunderstorms even after the front had passed through.  These storms produced winds of 60 to 80 mph and hail as large as golf balls. 

 


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Picture of wind damage to a tree in Hillsboro.  Photo taken by KWCH viewer.


Picture of hail from east Wichita at Lincoln and Webb.  Photo taken by Richard Putnam.


Picture of hail from east Wichita at Lincoln and Webb.  Photo taken by Richard Putnam.


Hail in southeast Wichita. Picture courtesy KWCH.

 

Shelf cloud approaching Derby. Photo taken by John Lavin and is via twitter

 

 

 
 

  


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