Severe Weather Outbreak of May 29th, 2004

A vigorous area of low pressure pushed into the central plains Saturday afternoon May 29th. Severe thunderstorms quickly became tornadic well ahead of a dryline stretched across south central Nebraska and central Kansas.  WFO Topeka received numerous reports of severe weather, a summary can be found here.   The reports received here were just part of a very active severe weather outbreak. The Storm Prediction Center has an archive of this outbreak at:

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/040529_rpts.html

Cloud, Republic, and Marshall were the hardest hit counties.  Here is the storm survey conducted by WFO Topeka.

Tornado track across Republic and Cloud County - (Click to Enlarge)

Republic County Paths

Tornado tracks across Marshall county - (Click to enlarge)

Marshall County Paths

Below are some pictures taken of the damage done. The pictures were taken in NW Cloud, Republic, and northern Marshall counties.

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Damage in Town Damage in Town Tree Damage
Uprooted Tree Damage Uprooted Tree

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