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More details released about central Kansas tornadoes

The two tornadoes that touched down in central Kansas late last week were both EF0s, according to the National Weather Service.

The first of the tornadoes touched down just after 6:55 p.m. northwest of Chase in Rice County, according to a damage survey conducted by the weather service. It lifted almost immediately, but not before damaging a sheet metal roof on a chicken farm. The tornado had peak winds of 85 miles an hour.

The second tornado touched down nearly an hour later north of Marquette in Saline County, according to the weather service. It traveled east-northeast and had peak winds of 85 miles an hour. It was on the ground for more than two miles and was about 25 yards wide.

While no damage was reported, storm chaser Brandon Ivey captured video of the tornado, confirming its existence.

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