Topeka National Weather Service on May 8, 2014
It was an active period of weather this past week across the region. Some of the storms that moved through the area produced 60+ mph winds and baseball sized hail. There was also some beneficial rain that fell over this time period, as much of Kansas is still within a drought. A relatively strong storm system occurred over the weekend spawning tornadoes in many of the surrounding areas. Some of these tornadoes were significant, producing damage at those locations. An image below displays all of the severe storm reports and warnings from the past week. It really shows how most of northeast Kansas was spared from some of the more significant weather. The forecast is quiet for the next week with below normal temperatures through mid-week.
Summary of the severe weather reports and warnings from May 7-11, 2014
Rainfall totals through the period of May 6, 2014 ending at 7am on May 12, 2014
Large hail which occurred in eastern Kansas on May 10, 2014 from a storm that tracked up the Kansas turnpike
High resolution satellite loop of powerful tornadic storm in southern Nebraska. It appears to be rotating even at the top of the storm!