This tornado was the deadliest in the Woodward area since the April 9, 1947, tornado that killed more than 100 people. The Woodward area had a more recent storm in the area on April 9, 2012, with 4.25” hail and minor damage from a tornado in nearby Sharon, Okla.
The graphic below, produced by the NWS Norman, Okla., Weather Forecast Office, shows the timeline of the tornado that struck Woodward, Okla., last night.
Summaries of yesterday’s severe weather event from select NWS Weather Forecast Offices in affected areas:
NWS Topeka, Kan., Weather Forecast Office:
NWS Dodge City, Kan., Weather Forecast Office:
NWS Hastings, Neb., Weather Forecast Office:
Marble size hail fell for more than eight minutes.
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Satellite of Storms Over KS/NE/IA
This is a look from Saturday's thunderstorms over KS/NE/IA via satellite
Thanks to @CIMSS_Satellite
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"Coldest cloud top temperature on the VIIRS IR image was -84ºC over southern Nebraska. Note the concentric gravity waves too!"
Thanks to my good friend Josh Miller for this picture. He said he took it a couple of years ago, but it was too good not to show, thanks Josh!
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-Meteorologist Todd Nelson-