June 19, 2011 Supercell and Brief Tornado

Supercell Produces Baseball-Sized Hail and a Brief Tornado

A supercell storm developed during the early evening hours of June 19th across southeast Dickinson, Morris, and Geary Counties. Hail up to the size of baseballs were reported 5 miles east of Woodbine. A brief tornado was also observed 3 miles east of Woodbine. The storm gradually weakened as it moved northeast into Riley County, with mainly quarter size hail in the city of Manhattan.

Summary of Storm Reports can be found here.

Radar Image

 Reflectivity the supercell thunderstorm that produced brief tornado east of Woodbine. 

 Woodbine Tornado

A brief tornado with a small debris cloud was reported 3 miles east of Woodbine, KS at 8:12 pm CDT. Although there were several reports of funnel clouds during the duration of the storm, it appears only one managed to touch the ground. Image is courtesy of  Michele Pringle via KSNT.


Photo of the wall cloud and storm in White City, KS. Image is courtesy of Amber Lynn via WIBW. 

In addition to a brief tornado touchdown, the storm produced hail up to the size of baseballs. The picture on the left is of hail 4 miles west of White CIty, KS. A quarter can be seen for comparison. The picture on the right is hail near Skiddy, KS. Image is courtesy of Dawn Engel (left) and Diana Beary (right) via WIBW.

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