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Posted: Monday, 17 June 2013 12:25PM

Thunderstorms Blow Through Kansas



     WICHITA - Severe thunderstorms traveled through Kansas on Sunday night & Monday morning.
     At about 12:30 a.m. Monday, thunderstorm wind damage was reported in Sterling, where trees of up to nine inches in diameter were reported down. A few cottonwood trees of up to four feet in diameter were uprooted at Sterling Park, near the lake. Winds in Sterling were estimated at about 60 miles per hour, with a possible gust up to 70 m.p.h.
     Parts of Lindsborg in McPherson County received up to 4.66 inches of rain by 7:00 a.m. Monday; the water was up to two feet high in some Lindsborg intersections.
     Wichita was under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning from shortly after midnight through 1:50 a.m.; a 70 m.p.h. wind gust was reported near Clearwater, a 60 m.p.h. wind gust was estimated about four miles south of Maize, and a four-inch diameter tree limb was blown down.
     Shortly before 2:00 a.m., Wester Energy reported 770 customers without power in Reno County.

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06/17/2013 12:34PM
Thunderstorms Blow Through Kansas
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