Kit Carson County Wind Damage

 

Jun 16, 2011 Wind Damage
 

A cluster of strong thunderstorms moved from Lincoln County, Colorado into northern Kit Carson County during the early evening hours.  Very strong winds developed on the southern flank of the storm and produced some damage in Vona, with a much larger swath of wind damage north of Vona and Stratton.  Wind speeds are estimated at 70 to 90 mph across the damage area.
 

Map of Preliminary Local Storm Reports


Additional damage found during the storm survey:

Grain bin moved 1/4 mile in Vona

Tree damage in Vona

Damage to old barn 10 miles north of Vona

3 irrigation pivots overturned 9 miles NNW of Stratton

Two REA utilitiy poles down 7 miles N of Stratton

Major damage to one residence NW of Stratton

  • Grain bin destroyed
  • Barn heavily damaged
  • Several pieces of farm equipment moved 100-150 feet
  • Yard lights destroyed / poles down

Trees pushed over, large limbs down

Porch door window broken

Radar Imagery

Reflectivity

 

Velocity

 Damage Photos

 
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
1004 PM MDT THU JUN 16 2011

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0550 PM HAIL 6 E KIRK 39.62N 102.49W
06/16/2011 E1.25 INCH YUMA CO COCORAHS

0605 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 10 N SEIBERT 39.44N 102.87W
06/16/2011 E70.00 MPH KIT CARSON CO PUBLIC

0605 PM TSTM WND GST 10 N SEIBERT 39.44N 102.87W
06/16/2011 E70.00 MPH KIT CARSON CO PUBLIC

0605 PM TSTM WND GST 10 N SEIBERT 39.44N 102.87W
06/16/2011 E70.00 MPH KIT CARSON CO PUBLIC

0620 PM TSTM WND GST VONA 39.30N 102.74W
06/16/2011 E80.00 MPH KIT CARSON CO STORM CHASER

RELAYED FROM ESPOTTER NETWORK. SHINGLES BLOWN OFF ROOFS,
4-INCH TREE BRANCHES SNAPPED, 30-FT TALL SPRUCE TREE
TOPPLED ONTO A HOME. NO INJURIES REPORTED.

0620 PM TSTM WND GST 8 N YUMA 40.23N 102.70W
06/16/2011 E60.00 MPH YUMA CO PUBLIC

0630 PM TSTM WND DMG 12 N STRATTON 39.48N 102.60W
06/16/2011 KIT CARSON CO PUBLIC

PORCH DESTROYED AND THREE TREES UPROOTED

0630 PM TSTM WND GST SEIBERT 39.30N 102.87W
06/16/2011 M63.00 MPH KIT CARSON CO MESONET

0715 PM HAIL 1 SW IDALIA 39.69N 102.31W
06/16/2011 E1.00 INCH YUMA CO TRAINED SPOTTER

0801 PM HAIL 2 SW PARKS 40.02N 101.76W
06/16/2011 E0.75 INCH DUNDY NE TRAINED SPOTTER

0803 PM TSTM WND GST BIRD CITY 39.75N 101.53W
06/16/2011 M59.00 MPH CHEYENNE KS MESONET

0907 PM TSTM WND GST 2 NE MCCOOK 40.22N 100.59W
06/16/2011 M60.00 MPH RED WILLOW NE ASOS

0912 PM TSTM WND GST 2 NE MCCOOK 40.22N 100.59W
06/16/2011 M67.00 MPH RED WILLOW NE ASOS
 


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