On the evening of March 28, 2012, northeast Kansas was impacted by large hail, one tornado and heavy rain. One storm impacted Osage County with one hail report larger than baseballs just south of Carbondale. Several reports of golfball to hen egg sized hail were reported near Burlingame and Carbondale around 6:30 p.m. A funnel cloud was also reported with this storm as it traveled across Osage County.
Above: Hail larger than 2 inches in Osage County. Photo Courtesy Scott Currens
Another storm impacted eastern Morris and Lyon Counties. Hen egg sized hail was reported in Council Grove at 6:50 p.m. and golfball sized hail was reportred in Dunlap at 7:15 p.m. The storm continued to move slowly and intensify across Lyon County, and a funnel cloud was reported near Americus at 7:57 p.m. The storm produced a brief tornado touchdown in rural Lyon County at 8:32 p.m 4 miles northeast of Americus. Additional large hail reports of 2 inches were reported near Bushong. Heavy rain also fell from this storm due to its slow movement eastward and several Lyon County roads had to be barricaded due to running water over the road.
Other storms moved across the area with hail up to the size of golfballs in Nemaha and Pottawatomie counties during the late evening hours.