Weather service confirms tornadoes in western Kansas

Nws Dodge City Surveys Tornadoes Damage
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DODGE CITY, Kan. — The National Weather Service confirms several tornadoes in western Kansas. The tornados came during the storms Tuesday evening and early Wednesday.

There were no initial reports of injuries or major damage, according to the NWS.

In Goodland, meteorologists confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down near Sharon Springs in northwest Kansas. It traveled about 3.3 miles, with peak gusts of 85 mph.

No injuries were reported.

In the Dodge City area, the National Weather Service is surveying damage from at least four tornadoes. They hit lightly-populated areas near Dodge City. Those twisters were near Howell, Spearville, Trousdale and between Sublette and Copeland.

Damage reports from those twisters were not expected until Thursday or Friday.

“A team of meteorologists was out surveying known damage from at least four tornadoes that occurred late Tuesday Night. The details from these damage surveys are expected to be available either tomorrow or Friday once the reports are complete. We believe there may have have been more tornadoes than what are being surveyed today, based on radar data. Did you experience (or know of anyone that experienced) any storm damage from last night’s severe weather? If so, please let us know in the comments or tag those that may have been directly affected, as we continue to piece together all that occurred across southwest Kansas last night. Thanks!” – NWS Dodge City

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