Several tornadoes touch down in western Kansas

GOODLAND, Kansas — The National Weather Service says a tornado outbreak that caused minor damage in northwest Kansas was the latest on record in that part of the state.

At least 19 tornadoes were reported in western Kansas early Monday evening, snapping power poles and damaging sheds over largely rural areas.

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Meteorologist Jerry Killingsworth in Goodland says a tornado damaged roofs and broke windows in the tiny Gove County town of Grainfield, which could get 3 to 6 inches of snow on Tuesday, depending on when it starts falling.

The severe weather also brought hail along a line that ran vertically from Oklahoma to Nebraska. Killingsworth says the line of storms moved slowly east while individual storms moved northeast.

He says blizzard conditions should make it into extreme northwest Kansas early Tuesday morning.

Damage Reports to KSN News

  • Gove County reports damage near Grainfield, power  lines down, trees down, windows broken and sheds destroyed
  • Seward County reports damage near Plains, damage to at least one residence, power lines down and damage to hog farms
  • Gray County reports damage near Montezuma, power lines down near 19 Road and Hwy 56
  • Ford County reports damage between Ensign and Howell, power lines down and one residence damaged
  • Ness County reports damage near Ransom, several power lines down near P Road and 250 Road

November 16th severe weather outbreak

  • Kansas average number of tornadoes in November: 1
  • Last November tornado was November 10, 2008 in Johnson City, Stanton County, in Southwest Kansas
  • In our viewing area from Monday afternoon through early this morning, the KSN Storm Tracker 3 Team tracked 81 tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings.
  • 32 of those were tornado warnings.
  • Waiting for National Weather Service confirmation on the number of confirmed tornadoes spotted

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