Damaging hail struck western Kansas Thursday, caught on social media courtesy the users above. Hail reports from western Kansas were as follows:
- Voda, KS 4.25″ thick hail
- Goodland, KS 2.50″ thick hail
- Wakeeney, KS 2.50″ thick hail
- Saint Peter, KS 1.75″ thick hail
The cores of two separate thunderstorms, one near Goodland and another near Wakeeney, moved across Interstate 70 in Kansas. Other noteworthy storm reports from Wakeeney included a 71 mph wind gust, a semi tractor trailer that was blown over on I-70 at mile marker 130, and 90% of cars in a parking lot with their windows broken.
The storms were tracking along a cold front draped from the Great Lakes and through Colorado and Wyoming. There is still the potential for severe wind gusts, an isolated tornado, and large hail through this evening. Several severe thunderstorm watch areas have been issued and are in effect until 10 p.m. mountain time.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier