April 27, 2012 - Severe Storms Move Through Northeast Kansas

Several severe storms formed across central Kansas on Friday April 27, 2012.  At least two brief and weak tornadoes formed from these storms.  The first tornado formed near Aurora around 4:30 pm, and did not produce any damage.  The second tornado of the day formed just north of Council Grove around 6:00 pm.  This tornado was also brief, and did not cause any damage. Aside from the transient tornadoes these storms also produced marginal severe hail, with a few larger hailstones mixed in. The largest hail stones of the afternoon were reported near Harveyville (6:30 pm) and 2 miles southwest of Topeka (~7:30 pm), where golf ball sized hail fell. The storms were very fast moving, with motions to the north-northeast at 45-50 mph, and exited the area to the east shortly after sunset on Friday night. 

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