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Brief tornado touchdowns reported west of Derby, near Mulvane and east of Clearwater

Lighting strikes as a rotating thunderstorm moves between Mulvane and Udall Wednesday night. (Sept. 15, 2010)
Lighting strikes as a rotating thunderstorm moves between Mulvane and Udall Wednesday night. (Sept. 15, 2010) The Wichita Eagle

Three tornadoes have touched down briefly south of Wichita tonight, the National Weather Service reported.

No damage has been reported in connections with the tornadoes, meteorologist Vanessa Pearce said. A tornado touched down seven miles west of Derby at 6:28 p.m., another was reported six miles east of Clearwater at 6:34 p.m., and a third was confirmed a mile east of Mulvane at 6:52 p.m.

Hail stones as large as 4.5 inches in diameter have been reported in the metropolitan area, Pearce said, and hail and high winds have created damage.

KSN reported a hail stone 7 inches in diameter, Pearce said, but no location for the stone has been given.

For more information on conditions, go to our weather page.

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