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Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Statement as of 12:07 AM CDT on September 03, 2014

...A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect for southwestern McPherson and southeastern Rice counties until 1230 am CDT...

At 1206 am CDT...a severe thunderstorm was located 8 miles northeast of Nickerson...and moving east at 20 mph.

Hazard...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

Source...radar indicated.

Impact...hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs...siding and trees.

Locations impacted include... Inman.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

Lat...Lon 3832 9817 3833 9773 3817 9774 3817 9807 3818 9814 3817 9814 3817 9818 time...Mot...loc 0507z 274deg 17kt 3822 9797

Hail...1.00in wind...60mph

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Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 8:10 PM CDT on September 02, 2014

...The Flood Warning remains in effect until 1045 am CDT Wednesday for southeastern Rice County...

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams...country roads...as well as farmland along the banks of creeks and streams.

Lat...Lon 3833 9817 3833 9792 3817 9792 3817 9817


Special Statement
Statement as of 11:28 PM CDT on September 02, 2014

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a

* significant weather advisory for... southwestern McPherson County in central Kansas... northeastern Reno County in south central Kansas... southeastern Rice County in central Kansas...

* until 1215 am CDT

* at 1125 PM CDT...National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 6 miles southeast of Lyons to 5 miles north of Hutchinson...moving northeast at 15 mph.

* Locations impacted include... Buhler...Little River and Inman.

Dime size hail...and winds to 50 mph are possible with these storms.

Be prepared to take shelter in the event the storms intensify and become severe, or a warning is issued by the National Weather Service.

Lat...Lon 3842 9795 3831 9784 3818 9768 3817 9769 3817 9770 3815 9770 3805 9779 3817 9807 3818 9823 3831 9827 time...Mot...loc 0429z 241deg 15kt 3829 9811 3814 9788


Public Information Statement
Statement as of 6:35 PM CDT on September 2, 2014

...NWS damage survey for 09/01/2014 tornado and wind event...

...Two tornadoes touch down in Cowley and Chautauqua counties in Kansas during the evening of September 1st 2014...

Supercell thunderstorms developed across extreme southern Kansas during the evening hours of September 1st 2014. The supercells began over Cowley County Kansas with some areas receiving hail as large as three inches in diameter. A trunk like tornado eventually developed south of Dexter Kansas and tracked east for about 4 miles eventually lifting north of the intersection of Highway 166 and k-15. This tornado did not produce any damage. A second tornado developed about 2 miles southwest of Cedar Vale and tracked southeast for about 8 miles...eventually causing EF1 damage north of Hewins. This tornado eventually lifted near Hewins Kansas but the supercell continued to the southeast and produced damaging straight line winds in Elgin Kansas.

.Tornado #1...

Rating: EF-0 estimated peak wind: 70 mph path length /statute/: 4 miles path width /maximum/: 100 yards fatalities: none injuries: none

Start date: Sep 01 2014 start time: 808 PM CDT start location: 4 miles south of Dexter

End date: Sep 01 2014 end time: 817 PM CDT end location: 6 miles south/southeast of Dexter/Cowley/Kansas

.Tornado #2...

Rating: EF-1 estimated peak wind: 97 mph path length /statute/: 8 miles path width /maximum/: 100 yards fatalities: none injuries: none

Start date: Sep 01 2014 start time: 825 PM CDT start location: 1.5 miles South Cedar Vale/Chautauqua/Kansas

End date: Sep 01 2014 end time: 840 PM CDT end location: 8 miles west/northwest of Elgin/Chautauqua/Kansas lat/lon: 37.0469/-96.4080

*survey summary: tornado #2 was on the ground for around 15 minutes across mainly open country. Damage was sustained to a couple of outbuildings and barns...one mile north of Hewins Kansas...or 8 miles west/northwest of Elgin Kansas. The outbuildings had damage to the roof and a few walls were collapsed.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0...weak......65 to 85 mph EF1...weak......86 to 110 mph EF2...strong....111 to 135 mph EF3...strong....136 to 165 mph EF4...violent...166 to 200 mph EF5...violent...>200 mph

.Thunderstorm wind damage...

Peak wind estimated: 80-90 mph path length /statute/: 1 mile path width /maximum/: 100-200 yards fatalities: none injuries: none

Start date: Sep 1st 2014 start time: 850 PM CDT start location: Elgin/Chautauqua/Kansas

End date: Sep 1st 2014 end time: 855 PM CDT end location: Elgin/Chautauqua/Kansas

Damaging straight line winds moved across Elgin Kansas with tree damage across town.

Note: the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS storm data.

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