Reports: Severe weather outbreak closes out weekend in central US

By Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist and staff writer
By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
June 25, 2018, 7:28:49 AM EDT

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A severe weather outbreak closed out the first weekend of summer with damaging storms threatening parts of the central U.S.

Additional rounds of severe thunderstorms will rumble across the central US this week as the risk of severe weather expands eastward.

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3:15 a.m. CDT Monday:

As the severe storms moved through central Oklahoma, wind gusts of 64 mph were reported in McClain County and Cotton County, to the south and southwest of Oklahoma City.

The storms are bearing down on Bartlesville and Tulsa, Oklahoma, and are still capable of producing wind gusts in excess of 60 mph.

NE Ok Storms Static

2:00 a.m. CDT Monday:

There is a severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Oklahoma City, Norman, Moore and El Reno, Oklahoma, and surrounding communities until 2:45 a.m. CDT Monday.

These storms have already produced a wind gust of 73 mph in El Reno. Widespread tree and roof damage is likely.

Nearly 60 percent of people in Ellis County, Oklahoma, are currently without power as a consequence of the storms.

OKC Storms Static

12:45 a.m. CDT Monday:

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for southern Kansas and much of central and eastern Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa, until 8 a.m. CDT Monday.

While the threat for tornadoes is diminishing, these storms will still be capable of producing wind gusts greater than 60 mph and destructive hail as they dive southeastward.

Even though the strongest storms stayed south of Wichita, winds still gusted to nearly 50 mph on the northern flank of the squall line.

11:45 p.m. CDT Sunday:

Strong to severe thunderstorms that have a history of producing large hail and wind damage are approaching Wichita, Kansas. While the worst storms should remain just to the south of Wichita, gusts of 40-50 mph and torrential downpours are likely.

10:45 p.m. CDT Sunday:

Golf-ball sized hail has been reported near Boise City, Oklahoma, while a 62-mph wind gust occurred near Perryton, Texas. A semi-trailer was blown over and into a building near Cimarron, Kansas, as the destructive storms rolled through the area.

The storms continue to merge into a squall line as they race southeastward through southern Kansas and the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles.

Plains Storms Static

10:10 p.m. CDT Sunday:

In addition to damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning is being produced by the storms. Anyone outside should move indoors as soon as lightning is seen or thunder heard.

9:45 p.m. CDT Sunday:

Severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging wind gusts of 70 mph and large hail are impacting Dodge City, Kansas, and surrounding areas. A wind gust of 68 mph was reported as the storms ripped through Liberal, Kansas.

Winds of this magnitude threaten to produce property damage and can down trees and power lines.

8:30 p.m. CDT Sunday:

A funnel cloud was spotted earlier this afternoon near Plevna, Montana.

7:30 p.m. CDT Sunday:

A Trooper reported three funnel clouds formed at the same time near Dorchester, Nebraska around 7:30 p.m. CDT.

7:27 p.m. CDT Sunday:

Large hail has fallen in the outskirts of Des Moines, New Mexico.

7:02 p.m. CDT Sunday:

Large hail is falling in Capulin Volcano, New Mexico with a wall cloud forming rapidly.

6:20 p.m. CDT Sunday:

There is a Flash Flood Emergency for Dickinson County after multiple reports of vehicles submerged or stalled in the Iowa and Great Lakes area. Don't drive through flooded roads and refrain from driving at all if possible.

There are also Flash Flood Warnings for Vermillion South Dakota, Hawarden Iowa and Elk Point South Dakota until 11:00 p.m. CDT.

5:40 p.m. CDT Sunday:

At 5:35 p.m. CDT, a confirmed tornado was located near Peever and Sisseton, South Dakota moving north at 15 mph.

5:32 p.m. CDT Sunday:

There is a Tornado Warning for Slayton, Currie and Avoca, Minnesota, until 6:15 p.m. CDT.

4:11 p.m. CDT Sunday:

A tornado from the tornado warned storm has been observed in Arco, Minnesota. Take cover if you are in the warning area.

3:45 p.m. CDT Sunday:

There is a Tornado Warning for Arco, Minnesota as well as for Lincoln County, Minnesota until 4:15 p.m. CDT Sunday.

11:30 a.m. CDT Sunday:

AccuWeather Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer is in the central United States and will be intercepting severe thunderstorms across the region on Sunday afternoon.

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