June 5th 2014 Severe Hail and Wind (6/8/2014)

By: NWS Wichita

June 5th 2014 Overnight & Early Morning Severe Weather Outbreak


A slow moving cold front moved south across south central and southeast Kansas on June 4, 2014 becoming stationary across Southern Kansas late in the day.  A moist and unstable airmass north of the front extended west across the High Plains of western Kansas and eastern Colorado.  Thunderstorms developed over northeast Colorado during the evening hours and raced southeast across Kansas during the overnight and early morning hours.  Very large hail up to 3 inches in diameter, damaging winds in excess of 70 mph and locally heavy rain were reported across much of central, south central and southeast Kansas during the morning hours on 5 June 2014.




Reports of Severe Hail and Wind on June 5th, 2014

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Radar animation showing the storms tracking across central and southeast Kansas early Thursday morning

Satellite animation showing a mesoscale convective system moving eastward across the Central Plains.


Damage pictures


Ellsworth, KS.  Picture courtesy Tina Bruning

Ellsworth, KS.  Picture courtesy Tina Bruning




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