Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 3 Miles
-- Width 300 Yards
State KANSAS
County/Area TREGO
WFO DDC
Begin Date 05/22/2008 19:57:00 CST-6
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth SSW
Begin Location WAKEENEY
Begin Lat/Lon 38.99/-99.91
End Date 05/22/2008 20:00:00 CST-6
End Range 0
End Azimuth NNE
End Location WAKEENEY
End Lat/Lon 39.03/-99.88
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Jet streak dynamics associated with an anonymously strong upper level low in the rockies interacted with increasing low level moisture to produced widespread severe thunderstorms. The first tornadoes of the season occurred on this afternoon.
Event Narrative A tornado developed southwest of the Wakeeney airport and subsequently moved across the south side of Wakeeney before curving north along 13th Avenue and dissipating about 0.25 miles north of the city limit and 0.25 miles west of U.S. 283 (13th Street). The first damage was destruction of a hangar at the airport. The hangar was open to the south, and the wind entered the structure, lifted it, and deposited it in pieces northeast of its original location. The tornado moved through the KOA Campground south of I70, rolling a fifth wheel trailer, destroying a small cabin that was held down only by gravity, blowing limbs up to six inches in diameter from trees, and removing shingles from the roof of the manager???s office. Portions of the flat roof covering on the high school were lifted and peeled off. Small storage buildings were destroyed and trees were uprooted along 13th Street. At the north end of Wakeeney, a large Quonset building that opened to the south was lifted and destroyed, and the roof was removed from a brick barn. Wind speeds were estimated to be 90-100 mph.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARDEN CITY FINNEY CO. KS 05/22/2008 13:24 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARDEN CITY FINNEY CO. KS 05/22/2008 13:25 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TENNIS FINNEY CO. KS 05/22/2008 13:42 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TENNIS FINNEY CO. KS 05/22/2008 13:43 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRACTOR SCOTT CO. KS 05/22/2008 13:54 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRIGSTON SCOTT CO. KS 05/22/2008 13:54 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTT CITY SCOTT CO. KS 05/22/2008 13:55 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRIGSTON SCOTT CO. KS 05/22/2008 14:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PLYMELL FINNEY CO. KS 05/22/2008 14:21 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTT STATE PARK SCOTT CO. KS 05/22/2008 14:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TICE HASKELL CO. KS 05/22/2008 14:40 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRIEND FINNEY CO. KS 05/22/2008 14:42 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHALLOW WATER SCOTT CO. KS 05/22/2008 14:46 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TICE HASKELL CO. KS 05/22/2008 14:47 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHALLOW WATER SCOTT CO. KS 05/22/2008 14:48 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRIGSTON SCOTT CO. KS 05/22/2008 15:05 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TENNIS FINNEY CO. KS 05/22/2008 15:10 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(GCK)GARDEN CITY ARPT FINNEY CO. KS 05/22/2008 15:21 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(GCK)GARDEN CITY ARPT FINNEY CO. KS 05/22/2008 15:21 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HEALY LANE CO. KS 05/22/2008 15:33 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HEALY LANE CO. KS 05/22/2008 15:33 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMY LANE CO. KS 05/22/2008 16:00 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIGHTON LANE CO. KS 05/22/2008 16:20 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIGHTON LANE CO. KS 05/22/2008 16:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALAMOTA LANE CO. KS 05/22/2008 16:32 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIGHTON LANE CO. KS 05/22/2008 16:33 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PENDENNIS LANE CO. KS 05/22/2008 16:45 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMY LANE CO. KS 05/22/2008 16:55 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMY LANE CO. KS 05/22/2008 16:55 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLLYER TREGO CO. KS 05/22/2008 17:26 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHIELDS LANE CO. KS 05/22/2008 17:31 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLLYER TREGO CO. KS 05/22/2008 17:35 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INGALLS MUNI ARPT GRAY CO. KS 05/22/2008 17:43 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUTTERMILK COMANCHE CO. KS 05/22/2008 18:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UTICA NESS CO. KS 05/22/2008 19:00 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UTICA NESS CO. KS 05/22/2008 19:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLDWATER COMANCHE CO. KS 05/22/2008 19:04 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALAMOTA LANE CO. KS 05/22/2008 19:05 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLDWATER COMANCHE CO. KS 05/22/2008 19:08 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PENDENNIS LANE CO. KS 05/22/2008 19:15 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILMORE COMANCHE CO. KS 05/22/2008 19:24 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILMORE COMANCHE CO. KS 05/22/2008 19:25 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLLYER TREGO CO. KS 05/22/2008 19:35 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TREGO CENTER TREGO CO. KS 05/22/2008 19:42 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAKEENEY TREGO CO. KS 05/22/2008 19:57 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAKEENEY TREGO CO. KS 05/22/2008 20:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIOWA ARPT BARBER CO. KS 05/22/2008 22:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRATT PRATT CO. KS 05/22/2008 23:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEERHEAD BARBER CO. KS 05/23/2008 00:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA CROSSE HOOVER ARP RUSH CO. KS 05/23/2008 02:02 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIS ELLIS CO. KS 05/23/2008 03:54 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TENNIS FINNEY CO. KS 05/23/2008 04:08 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYS ELLIS CO. KS 05/23/2008 04:10 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K