Chris Feibig was at McConnell when the infamous April 26 tornado struck the base as part of its long trail of destruction through the Wichita metropolitan area. He shared a handful of photographs with me – most of which I had never seen.
Here are a few of them:
My view of the tornado from downtown Wichita was heavily obscured by rain, so these shots are informative for me.
As you can see, the tornado wasn’t a “wedge” as it went through McConnell. The National Weather Service estimated the tornado was an F3 at this point.
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The tornado strengthened and widened as it reached eastern Sedgwick County, and was an F5 by the time it hit Andover.