Skip to comments.Tornado moving through Wichita, KS
Posted on 04/14/2012 8:20:21 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
I see very strong rotation/hook on radar. A very strong tornado is on the ground and moving through the highly populated area !
Heard through FB friends at a Miranda Lambert concert there they are evacuating the stadium where it is being held.
Watching the Weather Channel right now...one of their mets is at the NWS Office in Wichita. They moved into shelter about five minutes ago, and shifted warning responsibility to the Topeka office. Weather Channel guy describes a tremendous roar outside the building.
Just put my sturdy slip on shoes next the bed next to my KU sweats. I’m ready. It looks like it’s all going west and north of Johnson County but we did get a bit of rain.
At last report, large, wedge-shaped tornado on the ground, about 8 miles SE of downtown Wichita. Prayers up for everyone in the area...
Weather Channel is saying that it looks like the tornado could hit the south eastern edge of the city
it is moving directly into downtown Wichita.
Greenwich Heights and maybe Andover
On the ground, 55th & Broadway
Near McConnell AFB
in a strange way... the type of storm and angle.. This reminds me of the Xenia Tornado I have studied (from 1974)
i pray its not that bad..
Understand the tankers were moved to Minot earlier today...smart move..McConnell has plenty of experience with this type of weather. Significant damage reported to the airport...possible debris ball now visible on radar. Moving towards Andover, which has been hit by killer tornadoes in the past...
I don't recall seeing an entire metro area covered with a wall cloud ~ this is a really big super cell.
Sounds like the damage at the airport wasn’t as bad as originally thought
Good news, but this thing is really well organized and staying intact...moving parallel to the Kansas Turnpike; doesn’t look like it’s losing any strength. Still a lot of folks in the path of this one...
Listening to Sedgwick County Sheriff and EMS on scanner feed now, they’re checking out damage reports etc but doesn’t sound like a big deal, other than downed trees and some damage to hangars at Boeing and Spirit. Biggest problem is 25,000 without power and storm damage in south Wichita. One house fire was out of control because fire crews couldn’t get through to it.
Listen live to Witchita EMS: