Tornado near Wichita now rated as an EF-2

FILE: A tornado touches down southwest of Wichita May 19, 2013.
FILE: A tornado touches down southwest of Wichita May 19, 2013.

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WICHITA, Kansas – A tornado that touched down near Wichita on Sunday is now rated an EF-2 according to the National Weather Service.

This tornado initially touched down around 5 miles north of Clearwater and traveled northeast for around 4.5 miles.

The tornado rating was upgraded to an EF-2 based on information from the Doppler on Wheels radar data.

This means it produced winds up to 135 mph. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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