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Hail and Possible Tornado on Eastern Plains

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 7:06pm MDT

Much of the eastern plains found itself under a Tornado Watch late Wednesday afternoon as a number of thunderstorms moved through the area. At about 5:00pm radar indicated a possible tornado 22 miles northwest of Burlington. Being a rural area, this has not been confirmed yet however storm spotters have reported hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter from the storm cell. Further south at about the same time, radar detected a storm with some serious rotation about 27 miles northeast of Lamar. One inch hail was recorded in the area but no tornadoes. Below are radar captures of the two cells at their prime.

These storms have moved east into Kansas at this time however the area remains under a Tornado Watch until 9:00pm. This serves to highlight that this is the severe weather season and while these particular storms were a good ways from the metro area, everyone needs to be prepared.

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