Saturday Reports: Tornadoes Strike Kansas, Nebraska

By Brian Edwards, Meteorologist
May 19, 2013; 4:20 AM ET
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UPDATE AT 3:00 a.m. EDT Sunday:

The severe storm threat was winding down across the Plains early on Sunday morning when just a few, thunderstorms were hanging on.

However, thunderstorms will again ramp up in the Plains with a significant tornado threat Sunday afternoon and evening from Des Moines to Oklahoma City.

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REPORTS:

12:44 a.m. CDT Sunday: Winds blew out multiple windows in a house near Forest City, Mo.

12:27 a.m. CDT Sunday: Winds 4 miles northeast of Topeka, Kan. brought down tree branches 6 to 7 inches in diameter.

11:45 p.m. CDT Saturday: A wind gust from a thunderstorm in Emmett, KS was estimated at 70 mph.

10:48 p.m. CDT Saturday: An 85 mph wind gust was reported from a thunderstorm 2 miles east of Okreek, S.D.

10:35 p.m. CDT Saturday: A thunderstorm produced pea sized hail and wind gusts up to 70 mph in Miltonvale, Kan. with reports of tree limbs down.

10:01 p.m. CDT Saturday: Thunderstorm wind gust of 70 mph was reported near Lahoma, Okla.

9:58 p.m. CDT Saturday: 4 inches of rain has fallen just south of Dupree, S.D.

9:47 p.m. CDT Saturday: Golf ball-sized hail reported in Elgin, Okla.

9:19 p.m. CDT Saturday: A police officer has been injured by debris near Garfield, Okla. with many trees and power lines down.

8:59 p.m. CDT Saturday: A thunderstorm wind gust of 60 mph was reported in Stapleton, Neb., with reports of small branches broken.

8:52 p.m. CDT Saturday: Thunderstorm wind gust of 60 mph was reported in Abbyville, Kan.

8:47 p.m. CDT Saturday: Golf ball-sized hail reported in Altus, Okla.

8:35 p.m. CDT Saturday: A 66 mph wind gust was reported 4 miles north of Vernon, Texas.

8:35 p.m. CDT Saturday: Quarter-sized hail has been reported 3 miles east of Imperial, Neb.

8:34 p.m. CDT Saturday: Thunderstorm wind damage knocked a tree down across Trail Rd. in Lincoln, Neb.

8:22 p.m. CDT Saturday: Goree, Texas reports ping pong ball-sized hail.

8:10 p.m. CDT Saturday: A 60 mph thunderstorm wind gust was reported 4 miles west southwest of Weatherford, Okla.

8:00 p.m. CDT Saturday: Thunderstorm wind gust of 60 mph was reported 3 miles west of Medicine Park, Okla.

7:56 p.m. CDT Saturday: A tornado has touched down 4 miles NNE of Sanford, Kan.

7:48 p.m. CDT Saturday: Tornado damage reported 2 miles west of Rozel, Kan. Reports say one house was nearly destroyed. The two residents that were inside are okay.

7:40 p.m. CDT Saturday: A tornado has touched down 1 mile west of Rozel, Kan.

7:40 p.m. CDT Saturday: Quarter-sized hail reported 1 mile west of Protection, Kan., and 8 miles north of Grant, Neb.

7:35 p.m. CDT Saturday: A thunderstorm wind gust of 58 mph was reported in Lexington, Neb.

7:34 p.m. CDT Saturday: Quarter-sized hail reported 10 miles northwest of Russell, Kan.

7:31 p.m. CDT Saturday: A storm chaser reported a large stovepipe tornado 6 miles north of Sanford, Kan.

7:28 p.m. CDT Saturday: A funnel cloud has been reported in Starbuck, Minn.

7:25 p.m. CDT Saturday: A tornado has touched down 2 miles northwest of Sanford, Kan.

7:17 p.m. CDT Saturday: Golf ball-sized hail reported 8 miles south southeast of Rushville, Neb.

7:14 p.m. CDT Saturday: Egg-sized hail reported 3 miles east of Blair, Okla.

7:12 p.m. CDT Saturday: Half dollar-sized hail reported in Catherine, Kan.

7:00 p.m. CDT Saturday: Thunderstorm wind gust of 59 mph was reported 7 miles west of Watonga, Okla.

6:59 p.m. CDT Saturday: Golf ball-sized hail with 40 mph was reported 6 miles south of St. Gertrude, N.D.

6:50 p.m. CDT Saturday: Tennis ball-sized hail was reported near Imperial, Neb.

6:44 p.m. CDT Saturday: Near Hays, Kan., a large wall cloud was reported by local media.

6:40 p.m. CDT Saturday: A tornado touchdown was reported 10 miles southeast of Ellis, Kan.

6:26 p.m. CDT Saturday: Winds gusting to 60 with 1 inch hail has been reported near Long Island, Kan.

6:15 p.m. CDT Saturday: Winds are gusting to 58 mph near Perryton, Texas.

6:03 p.m. CDT Saturday: A tornado was reported 5 miles south of Ellis, Kan.

5:58 p.m. CDT Saturday: Storm chasers reported a tornado touchdown 10 miles north of Broadwater, Neb.

5:45 p.m. CDT Saturday: A well defined funnel cloud was reported 14 miles northeast of Bridgeport, Neb.

5:34 p.m. CDT Saturday: Storms capable of producing tornadoes are entering west central Kansas and moving northeast at 25 mph. Residents should be alert for rapid weather changes.

5:27 p.m. CDT Saturday: 1.25 inch diameter hail was reported in McQueen, Okla.

5:16 p.m. CDT Saturday: Strong thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes are moving toward the northeast and may impact Chadron, Neb.

4:51 p.m. CDT Saturday: Baseball-sized hail was reported in Warren and Friendship, Okla.

4:31 p.m. CDT Saturday: This radar image is of Wakeeney, Kan.

4:26 p.m. CDT Saturday: West of Utica, Kan., 2.00 inch diameter hail was reported.

4:00 p.m. CDT Saturday: Hail the size of golf balls was reported 7 miles west of Wakeeney, Kan.

3:00 p.m. CDT Saturday: 1.00 inch diameter hail was reported just northeast of Tilford, S.D.

3:00 p.m. CDT Saturday: Conditions have become ripe for severe thunderstorm development from western South Dakota through north-central Texas. We expect thunderstorms to fire up over the next 1-2 hours across this region, some of which will be capable of producing tornadoes.

2:15 p.m. CDT Saturday: 0.88 inch diameter hail was reported near downtown Spearfish, S.D.

1:45 p.m. CDT Saturday: Golf ball sized hail was reported to the south of Deadwood, S.D.

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