July 14, 2009 - Riley County Severe Storm

July 14, 2009 - Riley County Severe Storm

Late night thunderstorms developed across portions of north central and northeast Kansas on July 14th. One storm became severe across central portions of Riley County just before midnight. A spotter reported quarter-sized hail and 50 mph wind gusts near Tuttle Creek Lake. Just to the south, Riley County Emergency Management reported several power poles down from damaging straight-line winds five miles north-northwest of Manhattan, KS.


The KTWX radar shows the severe storm at 11:55 pm CDT. 


Damaging winds that snapped several power poles 5 miles north-northwest of Manhattan occurred at 11:56 pm CDT, with the severe hail occurring at 11:58 pm CDT just west of Tuttle Creek Lake.

wind damage

Power poles and lines were brought down by severe straight-line winds just before midnight. Photo courtesy: Lacey Yordy, Riley County Emergency Management.

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