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First Tornado of November Reported in Kansas

23 Nov 2016, 4:23 pm

The first tornado touchdown this month occurred yesterday afternoon near Manhattan, KS at around 3:50 p.m. It was a short-lived funnel that touched down inside Fort Riley.

Tuesday afternoon presented a bit of a crazy weather scenario during which showers (yes you read that correctly…not…

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Funnel Cloud in Fort Riley at 15:51 hours. Taken at Fort Riley Fire Department Station 1. Brief touchdown with no damage reported. Captain Jason Demars.

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An observer at the nearby Manhattan airport saw the funnel make contact with the ground. No debris or damage was reported.




The month of November typically sees an average of 58 tornadoes, as we wrote about earlier this month. Kansas usually sees one tornado in November, with states closer to the Gulf of Mexico seeing the majority of November tornadoes.

nov state tor avg


2009 is the only other year to have only one tornado reported in the month of November.

nov tor graph

nov tor bars

The Storm Prediction Center has no risk for severe weather through the holiday weekend, with a 15% chance along the Gulf Coast on Monday.


For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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