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Witness report: tornado near Lakin was a mile wide

The Dodge City bureau of the National Weather Service has received a report that the tornado that touched down between Kendall and Lakin earlier this afternoon was a mile wide.

Fortunately, that is a sparsely populated sector of western Kansas – so much so that the mile-wide tornado appears to have caused no structural damage at all.

The same supercell was responsible for a tornado warning until 6:15 p.m. for portions of Kearny, Finney and Scott counties. No tornado was reported with the storm, but weather officials issued the warning because of the storm’s history of producing tornadoes.