Tornado captured on camera north of Kinsley, Kansas

Update: A close range video of the Tornado has now emerged online – watch below.

Original post: Ladies and gents! We’ve got a nader! A Tornado has been captured on camera north of Kinsley, Kansas – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Paul Botten

The photo was captured by Paul Botten today. Botten posted the photo on his Facebook account. Find more shots of the Tornado below.

Photo credit: Gee Moore
Photo credit: Tyler Schlitt Photography – taken just west of Garfield, Kansas and just north of Kinsley, Kansas.
Photo credit: Blake Brown – taken northwest of Kinsley Kansas.

Should video emerge of this Tornado, we will post it. Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck in the state of Kansas here

Breathtaking video of last month’s powerful Tipton, Kansas cone Tornado has emerged

The above featured photo was captured by Pecos Hank. Permission granted to use thumbnails previously.

1: The video features extensively in Pecos Hank’s new vlog, WILD TORNADOES!!! Close Intercept by Scientific Research Team 5-28-19 Tipton Kansas.

Breathtaking video of last month’s powerful Tipton, Kansas cone Tornado has emerged online in the form of the above mentioned vlog1 – watch and enjoy below.

The video was captured by Pecos Hank on the day the Tornado struck – 28th May. Hank posted the video on his official YouTube account.

BELOW! Watch another relating Tornado vlog, produced by Skip Talbot.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Kansas here.

The Topeka, Kansas Tornado of June 8th 1966

Today marks the fifty third anniversary of one of the most destructive and deadly Tornadoes in Kansas history.

The enormous Tornado that struck Topeka, Kansas on the 8th June 1966 killed seventeen people, injured over five hundred people and caused over two hundred million dollars in damage1.

1: At the time, highest in American history. With modern-day inflation taken into consideration, the Tornado still ranks as one of the costliest on record. Estimated at around one point eight billion dollars.

WITH THAT BEING SAID, LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ACTUAL TORNADO

The Tornado formed at around 7:00pm west of Auburn in southwest Shawnee County, cut a twenty two mile long path, at times half a mile wide, across the heart of the city.

Total destruction happened along an eight block section in the center of Topeka. Every building on the campus of Washburn University was either destroyed or heavily damaged – ten million dollars in damage, ALONE.

Across the city, almost eight hundred homes were completely destroyed with nearly three thousand damaged. The Capitol Dome sustained damage from the flying debris, as did other buildings in downtown Topeka.

The devastation caused by this Tornado led to it being classified as an F5/EF-5 – with winds estimated at over two hundred and fifty miles per hour.

The Tornado held a northeastern pace at approxmintanly thirty five miles per hour, however weakened after leaving the downtown area,

It finally dissipated just east of Billard Airport on the city’s northeast side having been on the ground for about half an hour.

Power and utilities in many parts of the city were out for weeks, and hundreds were left homeless.

As it entered the southwest part of the city, the enormous Tornado roared across Burnetts Mound…

…Ending a longstanding Indian that the Mound would deflect any Tornadoes and spare the city.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Kansas here.

Up close view of a powerful nader! Kansas residents mounted GoPro on fence post ahead of EF-4 Tornado

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand in the path of a powerful Tornado, in this case an EF-4? Well now’s your chance. 

Kansas (KS) residents captured an approximation of that when they mounted/secured a GoPro camera on a fence post before a powerful Tornado swept through the northeastern part of the KS. 

Posted on the Flatlanders Facebook page, the video (which can be watched below) shows an up close and personal view of the EF-4 Tornado that struck the areas of Lawrence and Linwood on the 28th May.

The KS residents of which posted the video on Facebook said their home was damaged significantly by the Tornado, with a truck flipped and thrown fifty yards!

According to The Wichita Eagle, the GoPro was found one hundred yards from where it was mounted/secured. Below, find more relating photos and videos from Flatlanders.

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Unbelievable video still! Tornado obliterates the outbuildings of a farm southwest of Tipton, Kansas

Full credit goes to Skip Talbot, who captured the moment. Once the actual video is released, we will definitely make sure to post it.

The incredible video still below shows a Tornado obliterating the outbuildings of a farm southwest of Tipton, Kansas.

Video still credit: Skip Talbot

It can be assumed the video still was captured by Skip Talbot during the editing process of the actual video. Find more video stills from the day below.

The Tipton, Kansas Tornado struck this past Tuesday, 28th May. Videos of the Tornado can be found below.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Kansas here.

Incredible video of yesterday’s Waldo, Kansas Tornado

You can definitely head bob to Van Halen’s song, ‘Human’s Being’, watching this video.

1This spinner certainly went through the stages! Watch incredible video of yesterday’s Waldo, Kansas Tornado below.

1: Skinny to stoutly to fatty!

The video was captured by Gage Shaw on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 28th May. However, Live Storms Media posted the video on their official YouTube account.

Watch more video of the above mentioned Tornado below.

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Violent rain-wrapped Tornado captured on camera in Lawrence, Kansas

This is the Tornado that went onto cause significant damage in Linwood, Kansas.

A violent rain-wrapped Tornado has been captured on camera in Lawrence, Kansas – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Gerard Jebaily on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, May 28th.

However WFLA’s news anchor, Josh Benson posted the video on his official Facebook page. Find more videos of the Tornado below.

Even though the Tornado passed south of the city, it still caused extensive damage to property on the outskirts of Lawrence – photo gallery/video of damage can be found below.

RELATED: At least 12 injured, widespread damage reported after tornado hits Lawrence, Linwood

Rocket with weather sensor launched into wedge Tornado

Dorothy, she’s flying baby! Look at that! Knowing Reed and the type of guy he is! He’s going to be on Cloud nine!

Team Dominator DOMINATED! In the videos below, watch the moment a rocket with a weather sensor (attached) is launched into a wedge Tornado.

The following video was then posted after the above ones, shows one of the team receiving meteorological data from the sensor inside the Tornado1.

Preliminary data indicates that the Tornado lofted the rocket sensor ten thousand meters or thirty thousand feet in a matter of minutes.

We’re not going to explain anymore, just enjoy the excitement that’s within The Dominator.

1: The Tornado in question is that of the one that struck Lawrence, Linwood, Kansas – the probe was launched just south of Lawrence.  

How did the team celebrate after a successful day you ask? They went to Applebee’s! Great choice!

Photo credit: @ChasinSpin

We’ve covered the Linwood, Kansas Tornado, we will be producing an article on the Lawrence, Kansas Tornado in due course.

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Violent rain-wrapped Tornado rips through Linwood, Kansas: Significant damage reported

The above featured photo is a screen grab taken whilst watching KMBC’s relating stream – the Tornado’s location in the photo above was north of Linwood.

A violent rain-wrapped Tornado ripped through Linwood, Kansas last night, leveling homes and other buildings.

Thankfully, no one was killed, however minor injuries are being reported.

Before 8:00pm last night, emergency crews headed straight to Linwood, Kansas in order to start operations, after reports of damaged structures.

RELATED: Massive tornado rips through Linwood, Kansas, destroying homes and keeping KC on edge

At least a dozen houses were damaged or destroyed, some wiped from their foundations whilst other were ripped apart by the winds of this destructive Tornado

photos of damage caused by the Tornado can be found in the gallery below.

Video of damage caused by the Tornado can be found below.

On the subject of the Tornado. Whilst you could not see the condensation funnel (term for the funnel), you could see debris being lofted into the air – watch in the video below.

The above video was captured by KAKE TV’s chopper – it’s quite a powerful, gut-wrenching watch. Find more video and photos of the Tornado below.

Photo credit: James Spann via KMBC

25th May 2016 Chapman, Kansas Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

The above featured photo is a screen grab taken whilst watching Adam Lucio’s video of the Tornado. Provided with permission.

This EF-4 Tornado was one of four Tornadoes that struck during the day of this long-track Tornado. You can find out more about this Tornado and the other three here

This was a monster! In the videos below, relive the EF-4 Chapman, Kansas Tornado that struck on the 25th May 2016 – three years ago today.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Kansas here.

Tornado captured on camera in Effingham, Kansas

The above feature photo was captured by Michael Mount.

This is what we call a Plains-standard Twister! A Tornado has been captured on camera in Effingham, Kansas – watch in the videos below.

The videos was captured by Michael Mount on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 21st May.

However, the first video was posted by ABC News via Storyful on their official Facebook account. Find more videos and photos of the above mentioned Tornado below.

Photo credit: Megan Housh
Photo credit: Michael Mount
Photo credit: Brennen Bosch

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Photogenic Tornado captured on camera north of Rossville, Kansas

Breathtaking video captured by an extremely talented chaser! A photogenic Tornado has been captured on camera north of Rossville, Kansas – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Darin Brunin on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 21st May. However, KSNT’s Christina Reis posted the video on her official Facebook account.

Find more video of above mentioned Tornado below.

Letting the kids run outside isn’t a great idea!

An outbreak of strong Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are expected today

UPDATE: NEW CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK ISSUED

An outbreak of Tornadoes, some potentially long-track and violent, is expected today into this evening over portions of northwest Texas into western and central Oklahoma.

More-isolated but still potentially dangerous severe weather, including Tornadoes and destructive winds and hail is possible in surrounding parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas.

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Tornado Probability

Wind Probability

Hail Probability

Original post

Today has the potential to be a historic day. We will be covering this high risk event all day/night – here in the UK. To our readers in the affected areas, BE WEATHER READY!

An outbreak of strong Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms is expected today across parts of the southern and central Plains.

Furthermore, many of the storms will have very large hail and wind damage. The severe threat will be concentrated from west Texas and the Texas Panhandle eastward across Oklahoma, Kansas into western Missouri and western Arkansas.

In addition, severe storms with wind damage and hail will be possible this afternoon from southeast New York into southern and central New England.

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RELATED: May 20, 2019 0600 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

Significant Tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail likely tomorrow

RELATED: Widespread Significant Tornado/Severe Weather Event Anticipated Monday

Severe thunderstorms capable of all severe hazards, including significant Tornadoes, are expected across portions of the southern Plains tomorrow.

Convective Outlook

ProbabilisticConvective Outlook

Maximum risk by hazard

  • Tornado – 15% – Significant – Moderate
  • Wind – 45% – Enhanced
  • Hail – 30% – Significant – Enhanced

The National Weather Service’s Storm Predication Center has suggested tomorrow could be a significant severe weather event across the southern Plains.

Approxmintanly an hour ago, Reed Timmer posted a thought-provoking post on his official Facebook account regarding tomorrow’s severe weather event – see below.

Terrifying up close video of yesterday’s Minneola, Kansas Tornado

The feature photo was captured by Derek Smith on the day the Tornado struck – provided with permission.

Dangerous Tornado intercept and impact! Watch a terrifying up close video of yesterday’s Minneola, Kansas Tornado in the video below.

The video was captured by Connor McCrorey/Eric Duncan on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 17th May.

However, the video was posted on Severe Studios’ official YouTube Account.

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Watch Tornado knock semi-truck over: Iconic storm chaser rushed to help driver

This event took place yesterday – 17th May.

Iconic storm chasers Val and Amy Castor chased a Tornadic storm which developed in Beaver County, Oklahoma and moved into Kansas.

A Tornado1 was spawned by the above mentioned Tornadic storm.

In the video below, watch the Tornado1 cross Highway 542 and overturn a semi-truck. You start to see the semi tip over at around 2:31 in the video.

Val rapidly exited his vehicle to check on the driver of the semi – with the help of other chasers including: Paige Burress and David Reimer.

GREAT JOB GUYS!

2: Northeast of Fowler, Kansas

Video belongs to Val Castor and Amy Castor 

Strong Tornado captured on camera near Dodge City, Kansas

Extreme close range intercept – 50 YARDS AWAY!

This video looks set to go viral. During an extreme close range intercept, a strong night-time Tornado was captured on camera near Dodge City, Kansas.

The video was captured by Derek Smith on the day the Tornado struck – last night, 17th May.

However, the video was then posted by Live Storms Media on their official YouTube account.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Kansas here.

The May 15th – 16th Tornado outbreak of 1968

Yesterday and today marks the fifty first anniversary of the outbreak.

The May 15th -16th 1968 Tornado outbreak was a significant and deadly event. The outbreak of Tornadoes affected the states listed below.

  • Arkansas
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee

This outbreak produced thirty nine Tornadoes from 3:28pm on the 15th May till 2:50am on the 16th May. This included two F5/EF-5 Tornadoes in Iowa1.

Resource credit: National Weather Service

1: The first F5/EF-5 Tornado swept through five counties and sixty five miles. It affected Charles City just before 5:00pm. This particular Tornado destroyed much of the area. Damage figures were estimated up to thirty million dollars in Charles City alone whilst one point five million dollars in damage was recorded elsewhere. This F5/EF-5 killed thirteen people and injured almost four hundred and sixty people.

FYI: The featured photo of this article is that of the F5/EF-5 that struck Charles City – however the photo was captured two miles southwest of the city by Floyd County Sheriff.

RELATED: 1968 Charles City Tornado – interesting survivor stories feature in this blogpost.

The second F5/EF-5 Tornado affected Fayette County at around 4:57pm. It destroyed or damaged nearly a thousand homes. The hardest hit areas were Oelwein and Maynard where homes were completely swept away from their foundations. Five people were killed by this F5/EF-5 whilst one hundred and sixty were injured.

These were two of four F5/EF-5 Tornadoes that struck the United States during the year of 1968 – the other two; southwestern Ohio on the 23rd April and Minnesota on the 13th June. The next and last official F5/EF-5 Tornado that touched down in Iowa was in Jordan on the 13th June 1976.

The thirty nine Tornadoes spawned during this outbreak killed seventy two people and caused twelve hundred injuries. You can find more details on the outbreak here.

RELATED: May 15 1968 Iowa Tornado Summary – official Facebook page for the Charles City Tornado.

This photo is just incredible! The evolution of a Tornado…

…Awesome photomontage of eight photos shot in sequence as a Tornado formed and touched down north of Minneola, Kansas on the 24th May 2016.

Photo credit: Jason Weingart.

The photos were captured by Jason Weingart. Safe to suggest Weingart also produced the photomontage.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes – including funnel clouds – that have touched down in Kansas here.

Night-time stovepipe Tornado captured on camera in Belpre, Kansas

The lightning in the video illuminates the Tornado.

This would be a frightening situation if near a populated area! A night-time stovepipe Tornado has been captured on camera in Belpre, Kansas – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by David Baxter III on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 6th May. However, the video was then sold to SVLMedia.

The video broker posted the video on their official YouTube account. Photos of the Tornado from different angles emerged online – see in the photos below.

Photo credit: David Baxter III
Photo credit: Aaron Rigsby – Ohio Storm Chasers
Photo credit: Travels & Chases – @TRAVELSnCHASES

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