Skip to comments.Tornado warning issued for northern Kansas
Posted on 04/14/2012 3:23:23 PM PDT by carriage_hill
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for sections of north central Kansas Saturday afternoon after earlier reports of ripe conditions for storms across the heart of the country.
The counties included in the warning are western Jewell County, Mitchell Couonty, Osborne County and Smith County, all in north central Kansas, according to the National Weather Service. The warning will last until 12:45 CDT.
Earlier, for only the second time in U.S. history, the Storm Prediction Center issued a high-risk warning more than 24 hours in advance, said Russ Schneider, director of the center, which is part of the National Weather Service. The first time was in April 2006, when nearly 100 tornadoes tore across the southeastern U.S., killing a dozen people and damaging more than 1,000 homes.
Storms were already kicking off in Oklahoma, where a twister whizzed by the nation's tornado forecasting headquarters but caused little damage.
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God bless you all and stay safe FRiends. Prayers up.
The watch has been expanded to Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Iowa.
Stay safe, Freepers.
Thanks, f. I just posted this NWS Warning to include them, and others.
Sebelius must be in town.
Ol’ “Kathleen Supercilious” is in town, and as usual, she’s stirring-up trouble.
Iowa getting hammered. I went to college out there in 60s, and we had ~6+ tornadoes in 4yrs. Scary stuff.
Weather Underground map is now showing four ‘tornadic thunderstorms’ in Nebraska.
Now showing one in Iowa.
Nebraska storms are around North Platte. Another now near Enid OK.
Iowa near Osceola / I35
Now the ‘tornadic thunderstorm’ symbols have cleared, except for one now northeast of North Platte NE.
Now a new ‘tornadic thunderstorm’, not far from Indianola, south of Des Moines. Previously near Osceola.
Direction of movement of the thunderstorm: Northeast.
Three on the map currently: West Nebraska, North OK, and IA.
Wichita KS now being hit.
It’s all that global warming!
Wait, I just remembered what I learned growing up in KS, that tornadoes happen when cold and warm air mix.
So, is it all that global cooling?
Oh Shucks, I done got myself all confused.