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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