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    Photos: AccuWeather Storm Chasers in Action as Severe Season Ramps Up

    By By Meghan Evans, meteorologist
    April 11, 2013, 4:24:43 AM EDT

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    AccuWeather meteorologists are heading out to chase severe storms on Monday as an outbreak unfolds.

    The most violent severe storms are expected to erupt across eastern Colorado, northwestern Kansas and southern Nebraska on Monday afternoon and evening.

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    The outbreak began on Sunday as storms in Kansas spawned hail up to the size of golfballs. A weak, rope-shaped tornado touched down near Paradise, Kan., causing damage to a barn and a radio tower.

    AccuWeather Meteorologists and Storm Chasers Cory Mottice and Becky Elliot chased the storms on Sunday around the Pratt, Kan., area. Jump to see storm photos

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    Photos from Sunday's Storm Chasing:


    A storm near Great Bend, Kan., was captured by AccuWeather Meteorologist Becky Elliot on Sunday, April 7, 2013. Back to Top of story


    Another photo of the storm near Great Bend, Kan., was captured by AccuWeather Meteorologist Cory Mottice on Sunday, April 7, 2013.


    A different perspective on the storm near Great Bend, Kan., on Sunday, April 7, 2013, shows where rain and hail were falling. Hailstones up to 1.5 inches in diameter were produced by the thunderstorm. This photo taken by AccuWeather Meteorologist Becky Elliot.


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