High Plains Drifter

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March 28, 2007

High Plains Tornado Outbreak!!

Filed under: General Weather & Forecasting — Mike U @ 10:41 pm

Significant tornadoes from western Nebraska to the Texas Panhandle.   The preliminary LSR tornado reports from this evening add up into the 60s I think so far…with a number of long-lived, significant tornadoes.  Early reports are that there is major damage in or around Benkelman, NE…Bird City, KS…Holly, CO.  In Southwest Kansas… a prolific supercell produced tornadoes from east of Meade northward to west of Dodge City to west of Jetmore to west of Ness City.  Had this supercell tracked 7 or so miles farther east… then significant damage could have resulted in Jetmore and Ness City this evening.  Take a look at this radar image below from around 9pm when this tornadic supercell was over western Hodgeman County, KS west of Jetmore… what a classic fish-hook!!  It doesn’t get more classic than this (see below).  About an hour before I left to go home, we started getting our first damage reports from in western Ness County of farm houses either severely damaged or destroyed.  We’ll know a lot more tomorrow.

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