Thunderstorm Warning for Ellsworth County KS and 2 More

WICHITA, KS (800 PM CDT Tue Aug 20 2019) — The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northwestern Rice County in central Kansas Southwestern Ellsworth County in central Kansas Eastern Barton County in central Kansas until 900 PM CDT. At 759 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Claflin, moving north at 10 mph. This warning replaces the previous warning that was in effect for Rice: Ellsworth and Barton counties. HAZARD: 70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. Locations impacted include Hoisington, Ellinwood, Claflin, Holyrood, Bushton, Lorraine, Susank, Cheyenne Bottoms and Odin. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

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