Severe weather reports across the NWS-Topeka county warning area are plotted below. Yellow marks represent HAIL reports, while blue marks represent WIND GUST reports. Reports are labeled with their magnitude--hail in inches, and wind in miles per hour (mph).
Reports north of Interstate 70 occured Monday morning (prior to noon) and were associated with elevated thunderstorms that had persisted through much of the night, and continued into the morning. Reports south of Interstate 70 occured Monday evening. Northeast Kansas escaped the worst of the severe weather reported across the central plains states on Monday, as much of the area remained north of the surface warm front, and therefore displaced from the best instability and moisture that fueled more potent storms to the south. Thank you to all who submitted severe weather reports today.
Meanwhile, an outbreak of severe weather occurred over portions of southern Kansas and Oklahoma on May 10. A line of supercell thunderstorms produced numerous tornadoes, large hail to the size of softballs, and winds greater than 80 mph over these areas. Luckily for residents of northeast Kansas, the deep moisture was not able to make it this far to the north, limiting the amount of instability in the atmosphere, and the severity of the thunderstorms.