News Columns & Blogs

Tornadoes reported in numerous states Wednesday

It wasn’t enough to classify as an outbreak, but it was nonetheless impressive how many different states reported tornadoes on Wednesday.

Every state surrounding Kansas - and the Sunflower State as well - reported at least one tornado yesterday. A total of 16 tornadoes were reported in 8 states: Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois and Wyoming.

The lone Kansas tornado was reported 22 miles north of Liberal in Seward County. That’s a rural part of the state near Satanta and Sublette.

Other than some roofs being blown off of a hay barn and some pole sheds by strong thunderstorm wind gusts, I haven’t been able to find damage reports linked to those storms.