Damaging winds hit McPherson County


May 7th 2014 McPherson county damaging storm


Storms developed during the early evening hours of May 7th and tracked quickly north. These storms intensified as they tracked north producing large hail and damaging straight-line winds.  The town of Galva was hit hard shortly after 6 pm by the storm with numerous power poles snapped along with wind blown hail causing roof and siding damage to several homes. In addition, straight-line winds in excess of 70 mph derailed around 30 train cars.




Reports of  hail and wind on May 7th 2014. Click the image above for more details

Radar animation showing the storm tracking north across eastern McPherson county

Damage pictures

Tree damage in Galva. Picture courtesy KWCH.

Large hail in Burton. Picture taken by Tracy Young and courtesy of KAKE.

Damage in Canton. Picture taken by Gina Middleton and courtesy of KWCH.

Damage in Galva courtesy of KWCH

Hail damage in Roxbury, KS. Picture taken by Anthony Koehn and courtesy of KWCH.

Hail damage in Galva. Picture taken by Shawna Herrera and courtesy of KWCH.

Train derailed by straight-line winds just outside of Galva. Picture courtesy of KWCH.


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