Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 7.1 Miles
-- Width 600 Yards
State KANSAS
County/Area CLARK
WFO DDC
Begin Date 05/23/2008 18:42:00 CST-6
Begin Range 7
Begin Azimuth SE
Begin Location CLARK STATE LAKE
Begin Lat/Lon 37.3/-99.7
End Date 05/23/2008 18:53:00 CST-6
End Range 11
End Azimuth E
End Location CLARK STATE LAKE
End Lat/Lon 37.36/-99.58
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative An anonymously strong upper level system allowed everything to come together at the surface to produced what is perhaps the biggest tornado outbreak to ever occur in the Dodge City CWA! Fifty-five tornadoes were documented during that afternoon and evening! Some of the tornadoes were very large and damaging. The character of the supercell thunderstorms that day had similarities to the storms that produced the Greensburg tornado a little over a year after. In fact there was one tornado that was just as large and perhaps could have been just as damaging that was headed towards the small Kiowa county town but fortunately turned and dissipated.
Event Narrative This tornado was witnessed by residents of the area and surveyed by the NWS. It occurred shortly after an extremely large tornado from a separate supercell passed by to the north. EF1 damage was done to trees, outbuildings and pivot sprinklers.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 2 4 210.00K 0.00K
PRATT PRATT CO. KS 05/22/2008 23:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PENDENNIS LANE CO. KS 05/23/2008 14:15 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHIELDS LANE CO. KS 05/23/2008 14:29 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHIELDS LANE CO. KS 05/23/2008 14:29 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHIELDS LANE CO. KS 05/23/2008 14:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIBERAL SEWARD CO. KS 05/23/2008 14:59 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRIEND FINNEY CO. KS 05/23/2008 15:29 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COPELAND GRAY CO. KS 05/23/2008 15:45 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COPELAND GRAY CO. KS 05/23/2008 15:48 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMY LANE CO. KS 05/23/2008 15:50 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COPELAND GRAY CO. KS 05/23/2008 15:52 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COPELAND GRAY CO. KS 05/23/2008 15:55 CST-6 Hail 3.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIGHTON ARPT LANE CO. KS 05/23/2008 16:01 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARDEN CITY FINNEY CO. KS 05/23/2008 16:05 CST-6 Hail 3.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TENNIS FINNEY CO. KS 05/23/2008 16:08 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIGHTON ARPT LANE CO. KS 05/23/2008 16:13 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 65.00K 0.00K
DIGHTON LANE CO. KS 05/23/2008 16:15 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(GCK)GARDEN CITY ARPT FINNEY CO. KS 05/23/2008 16:17 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 63 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HEALY LANE CO. KS 05/23/2008 16:22 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INGALLS GRAY CO. KS 05/23/2008 16:24 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KISMET SEWARD CO. KS 05/23/2008 16:31 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHIELDS LANE CO. KS 05/23/2008 16:35 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHIELDS LANE CO. KS 05/23/2008 16:45 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CIMARRON ARPT GRAY CO. KS 05/23/2008 16:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEADE STATE PARK MEADE CO. KS 05/23/2008 16:59 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAGGARD GRAY CO. KS 05/23/2008 17:25 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KALVESTA FINNEY CO. KS 05/23/2008 17:25 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JETMORE HODGEMAN CO. KS 05/23/2008 17:29 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEELER NESS CO. KS 05/23/2008 17:32 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALAMOTA LANE CO. KS 05/23/2008 17:35 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ENGLEWOOD CLARK CO. KS 05/23/2008 17:37 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ACRES CLARK CO. KS 05/23/2008 17:40 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEELER NESS CO. KS 05/23/2008 17:52 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ENGLEWOOD CLARK CO. KS 05/23/2008 17:53 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAIRD NESS CO. KS 05/23/2008 17:58 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAIRD NESS CO. KS 05/23/2008 18:00 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ASHLAND CLARK CO. KS 05/23/2008 18:01 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAIRD NESS CO. KS 05/23/2008 18:07 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARK STATE LAKE CLARK CO. KS 05/23/2008 18:25 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARNOLD NESS CO. KS 05/23/2008 18:25 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OSGOOD NESS CO. KS 05/23/2008 18:29 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SITKA CLARK CO. KS 05/23/2008 18:31 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARK STATE LAKE CLARK CO. KS 05/23/2008 18:42 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CEDAR BLUFF RES TREGO CO. KS 05/23/2008 18:42 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARK STATE LAKE CLARK CO. KS 05/23/2008 18:43 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSDOWN FORD CO. KS 05/23/2008 18:44 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MULLINVILLE KIOWA CO. KS 05/23/2008 18:45 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CEDAR BLUFF RES TREGO CO. KS 05/23/2008 18:49 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARDEN CITY FINNEY CO. KS 05/23/2008 18:55 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CEDAR BLUFF RES TREGO CO. KS 05/23/2008 18:58 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JOY KIOWA CO. KS 05/23/2008 19:11 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JOY KIOWA CO. KS 05/23/2008 19:17 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RIGA TREGO CO. KS 05/23/2008 19:17 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COPELAND GRAY CO. KS 05/23/2008 19:25 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIS ELLIS CO. KS 05/23/2008 19:28 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
GREENSBURG ARPT KIOWA CO. KS 05/23/2008 19:34 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENSBURG KIOWA CO. KS 05/23/2008 19:35 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIS ELLIS CO. KS 05/23/2008 19:40 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RIGA TREGO CO. KS 05/23/2008 19:44 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTERVIEW EDWARDS CO. KS 05/23/2008 19:45 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIS ELLIS CO. KS 05/23/2008 19:47 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CEDAR BLUFF RES TREGO CO. KS 05/23/2008 19:49 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARK STATE LAKE CLARK CO. KS 05/23/2008 19:50 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRENHAM KIOWA CO. KS 05/23/2008 19:56 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SITKA CLARK CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:04 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TROUSDALE EDWARDS CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:07 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RIGA TREGO CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:07 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUTTERMILK COMANCHE CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:08 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WELLSFORD KIOWA CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:08 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOG BACK ELLIS CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:08 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIS ELLIS CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:10 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TROUSDALE EDWARDS CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:11 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPEWELL PRATT CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:13 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIS ELLIS CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:16 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TROUSDALE EDWARDS CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:16 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELPRE EDWARDS CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:20 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AETNA BARBER CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:22 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPEWELL PRATT CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:24 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MACKSVILLE SMITH ARP STAFFORD CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:25 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PROTECTION COMANCHE CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:25 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLOOM FORD CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:26 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 145.00K 0.00K
SITKA CLARK CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:26 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BYERS PRATT CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PROTECTION COMANCHE CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:30 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PROTECTION COMANCHE CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:32 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILROADS FORD CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEERHEAD BARBER CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:41 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELPRE EDWARDS CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:42 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
DILLWYN STAFFORD CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:44 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PROTECTION COMANCHE CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:45 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLDWATER COMANCHE CO. KS 05/23/2008 20:52 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST JOHN STAFFORD CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:03 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MULLINVILLE KIOWA CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:03 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE CITY BARBER CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:08 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELVIDERE KIOWA CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:11 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SITKA CLARK CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:12 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINDTHORST FORD CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:12 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELM MILLS BARBER CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:15 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAWYER PRATT CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:16 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAWYER PRATT CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:16 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELM MILLS BARBER CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:17 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAWYER PRATT CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:19 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OFFERLE EDWARDS CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:19 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAWYER PRATT CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:21 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAWYER PRATT CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:24 CST-6 Tornado EF3 2 2 0.00K 0.00K
KINSLEY MUNI ARPT EDWARDS CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:41 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MACKSVILLE STAFFORD CO. KS 05/23/2008 21:55 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BYERS PRATT CO. KS 05/23/2008 22:04 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 2 4 210.00K 0.00K