On the evening of May 25th, several supercell thunderstorms developed in central Kansas near and along a warm front that was along Interstate 70. Storms developed quickly over Ellis and Rush Counties and moved northeast until they intersected the warm front. The storms then anchored to the warm front, turning east and moving into Russell County. Three separate supercells moved across portions of Russell, and multiple tornadoes touched down. There were a couple of more notable touchdowns. One was near sunset south of Gorham which touched down in open fields. The second one touched down around 945pm on the south side of the city of Russell. This tornado was surveyed by the Wichita NWS and was rated an EF-2.
A couple other tornadoes touched down just outside of the Wichita NWS Office jurisdiction in Rush County. One of these tornadoes was rated an EF-2 while a second that hit the town of LaCrosse was rated an EF-1. Please see Dodge City's page for more information. (Click Here)