An upper level storm system moved across the Central Plains Friday March 30th...with occasional thunderstorms with heavy rain. Additionally...a tornado watch was in effect and the storms that moved through prompted a few tornado warnings over east central and northeast Kansas. A weak tornado touched down briefly in northeast Morris County and another tornado touched down in southwest Douglas County. Here is some information about the tornado in southwest Douglas County.
...SURVEY OF DAMAGE FROM MARCH 30 STORMS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RECEIVED REPORTS OF DAMAGE IN SOUTHWEST
DOUGLAS COUNTY FROM THUNDERSTORMS THAT OCCURRED ON MARCH 30, 2007.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED A STORM DAMAGE SURVEY IN
SOUTHWEST DOUGLAS COUNTY ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY...APRIL 1ST AND 2ND.
THE DAMAGE APPEARED TO BE FROM A WEAK TORNADO THAT BEGAN ABOUT 6
MILES SOUTHWEST OF CLINTON AND MOVED NORTH TO ABOUT 4 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF CLINTON.
ONE HOME WAS DAMAGED BY THE TORNADO. TWO LARGE CEDAR TREES SNAPPED
AND FELL ONTO THE HOME. THE GARAGE DOOR ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE
HOME FAILED AND THE ROOF OVER THE GARAGE WAS LIFTED OFF THE HOME.
ADDITIONAL TREE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED AS THIS TORNADO MOVED NORTH
ALONG 300 ROAD IN RURAL DOUGLAS COUNTY.
THE TORNADO OCCURRED AT 10:39 PM AND WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 2
MILES AND WAS APPROXIMATELY 30 YARDS WIDE. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN
EF0 WITH ESTIMATED WINDSPEEDS AROUND 80 MPH.
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Additional tree damaged, as stated above, occured at Point B before the tornado lifted.