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Tornadoes just miss Rozel in central Kansas

  • Finger on the Weather
  • Published Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 9:01 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 9:29 p.m.

A cycling supercell thunderstorm produced multiple tornadoes in western Pawnee County of central Kansas earlier tonight.

Two of the tornadoes just missed the small town of Rozel. Storm chasers Darin Brunin, Shalyn Phillips and Dick McGowan were on the storm and captured this dramatic photo of the large cone-shaped tornado that passed just west of Rozel.

The tornado struck a house near Rozel, according to preliminary reports, but the two people inside the house escaped injury.

After this tornado roped out, a second tornado touched down just north of Rozel. It did not stay on the ground for long, according to chasers in the area. A third then developed northeast of Rozel.

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