Damaging Severe Weather Rolls Through Salina
Todd Pittenger - July 12, 2016 4:34 am
Damaging severe weather rolled through Central Kansas early Tuesday morning.
The heaviest storms rolled through portions of Ellsworth, McPherson, and Saline Counties, between 3:00 and 4:00 in the morning.
The storms dropped heavy rain, and produced strong wind.
The initial gust front produced 56-mile-per-hour wind at the Salina Airport at 2:53 in the morning. The backside of the storm also produced strong wind, with 64-mile-per-wind clocked at the airport at 3:09.
The wind did cause some tree and limb damage in Salina.
Among the damage, a large limb fell on a car parked in front of the Hawthorne Apartments in the 700 block of N. 9th Street. The limb ripped off mirror on the car, and left a large dent in the hood.
A large tree was also down across the the road in the 300 block of North Front Street. It damaged a fence and brought down a powerline, knocking out power for a portion of the neighborhood.
There were also other trees and limbs down around town as well.
Over two inches of rain fell in some areas, prompting flood warnings for portions of Saline, Marion, Rice, McPherson, and Ellsworth Counties.
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