News Columns & Blogs

No tornado with Wichita-area warning

The tornado warning for eastern Sedgwick County was issued because of radar-indicated rotation in a segment of the line of thunderstorms that moved through the city shortly after 3 p.m.

No tornado was ever reported. However, because the county’s tornado sirens operate on an all-or-nothing mode, sirens were sounded in areas never under threat for a tornado.

A tornado warning remains in effect until 4:15 p.m. for northern Butler County, including El Dorado. No tornado has been confirmed with this warning, but rotation has been detected in the clouds by radar.