National Weather Service issues damage survey from Thursday’s tornado outbreak

Courtesy: Nicole Hathaway, photo taken between Salina and Abilene

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The National Weather Service issued its damage survey from Thursday’s tornado outbreak in Kansas.

The tornado east of Strother Field in Winfield was rated an EF-0 with estimated peak wind of 65 mph. The tornado touched down at 2:26 p.m. It was on the ground for about three minutes. It caused no damage.

Another tornado west of Cambridge was rated an EF-1 with wind of 94 mph. It touched down around 3:13 p.m. and was on the ground for about five minutes. Officials said there was only tree damage in that tornado.

In Saline County, two tornadoes were reported. Around 4:14 p.m., a EF-2 tornado touched down four miles southeast of Salina. Its estimated peak wind was 112 mph. A barn was demolished, and there was also damage to a few trees.

The last tornado touched down one mile west of Kipp in Saline County. The tornado was rated an EF-3 with wind of 140 mph. It was 140 yards wide and was on the ground from 4:17 p.m. to about 4:30 p.m. A manufactured double wide home held down by straps was completely lifted and destroyed, and a jeep was rolled approximately 200 yards.

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