Severe Thunderstorm Produces a Tornado in North Central Kansas
A severe thunderstorm produced a tornado over northern Mitchell County around 1230 AM Friday morning. The severe thunderstorm producing the tornado moved east and northeast at around 25 mph into northwest Cloud county. The tornado snapped power poles...destroyed an abandoned rock home and damaged some out buildings 4 miles south-southwest of Jamestown. As the severe thunderstorm continued to move east and northeast across northern Cloud county, a storm spotter reported a brief tornado in northeast Cloud County about 2.5 miles northwest of Ames.
The severe thunderstorm was still capable of producing a tornado as it moved east and northeast at 25 mph southwest Washington County. The severe thunderstorm rapidly weakened as it moved east and northeast across south central Washington county, ending the threat for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.
The national Weather Service in Hasting, NE conducted a damage survey of the tornado that tracked across northeast Mitchell and northwest Cloud county. the tornado track was 15 miles from 3 miles north of Beloit to 3 miles south of Jamestown. The preliminary damage rating 3 miles north of Beloit was EF2. The tornado only produced EF1 damage 3 miles south to southwest of Jamestown.
A preliminary damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Hastings, NE can be found here.
Below are two images of the storm relative velocity from the National Weather Service Doppler Radar in Topeka, KS
National Weather Service Radar image of Reflectivity as the storm was moving east northeast across northwest Cloudy county
National Weather Service Radar image of Storm Relative Velocity as the storm was moving east northeast across northwest Cloudy county