June 7th, 2016; El Paso County, Colorado Hail Storm from the base of Pikes Peak near Manitou Springs, CO.
Tornado footage captured by drone near Dodge City, KS on May 24th, 2016.
An exciting day in south-central Kansas, which ended with a busted windshield due to hail!
An isolated supercell thunderstorm formed over Ottawa County in north central KS on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, and this storm went on to produce 4 tornadoes. The first tornado touched down at around 6:08 PM 3 miles south of Minneapolis and was on the ground for approximately 1 minute. The second tornado that occurred was a long-track violent EF4 tornado that was on the ground for over an hour and up to a 1/2 mile wide at times. The tornado developed just north of Niles Kansas around 707pm and moved ESE damaging and destroying everything in its path as it passed 2-3 miles north of the city of Abilene. The tornado then appeared to weaken for a time as it moved to the northeast of Abilene however it re-intensified and took a southeast turn as it approached interstate 70 and then went on to produce the most severe damage after crossing interstate 70 just a mile or two southwest of the city of Chapman. The tornado then moved east passing 1 mile south of Chapman and finally dissipated between 835 and 840pm just west of the Dickinson and Geary County line.
StormTours.com intercepted several tornadoes starting along Highway 283. We followed the storm as it tracked through the west side of Dodge City and proceeded north. These are the first few tornadoes that the storm initially produced.