Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF4
-- Length 7 Miles
-- Width 1100 Yards
State KANSAS
County/Area PAWNEE
WFO DDC
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2013-05-18 18:18:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 4SE BURDETT RUCKER ARPT
Begin Lat/Lon 38.14/-99.47
End Date 2013-05-18 18:47:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2E BURDETT ROZEL ARPT
End Lat/Lon 38.23/-99.43
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 140.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative High instability was in place as an upper level wind maxima moved out of the base of a deep upper trough in the west.
Event Narrative This tornado was well documented by storm chasers, spotters and a research team with portable doppler radar. The tornado did turn north towards the end of it's life cycle. Low end EF4 damage was done to a home along US156. The roof and walls were blown away of this well constructed house. Several large tanks were carried a long distance. There were 2 people inside but they escaped injury by taking shelter. Video shows that sub-vortices within the tornado may have actually had a little stronger wind. The Doppler on wheels that was observing the tornado had near surface measured wind speeds of 165 to 185 MPH.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 140.00K 0.00K
VODA TREGO CO. KS 05/18/2013 15:00 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UTICA NESS CO. KS 05/18/2013 15:13 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UTICA NESS CO. KS 05/18/2013 15:25 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UTICA NESS CO. KS 05/18/2013 15:26 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RANSOM NESS CO. KS 05/18/2013 15:45 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RANSOM NESS CO. KS 05/18/2013 16:05 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CEDAR BLUFF RES TREGO CO. KS 05/18/2013 16:27 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CEDAR BLUFF RES TREGO CO. KS 05/18/2013 16:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RANSOM NESS CO. KS 05/18/2013 16:45 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RANSOM NESS CO. KS 05/18/2013 16:50 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OSGOOD NESS CO. KS 05/18/2013 17:00 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWNELL NESS CO. KS 05/18/2013 17:03 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIS ELLIS CO. KS 05/18/2013 17:09 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OGALLAH TREGO CO. KS 05/18/2013 17:10 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANSTON HODGEMAN CO. KS 05/18/2013 17:25 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ANTONINO ELLIS CO. KS 05/18/2013 17:37 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANFORD PAWNEE CO. KS 05/18/2013 17:45 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CATHARINE ELLIS CO. KS 05/18/2013 18:10 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CATHARINE ELLIS CO. KS 05/18/2013 18:12 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURDETT RUCKER ARPT PAWNEE CO. KS 05/18/2013 18:18 CST-6 Tornado EF4 0 0 140.00K 0.00K
ROZEL PAWNEE CO. KS 05/18/2013 18:27 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILMORE COMANCHE CO. KS 05/18/2013 18:34 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PROTECTION COMANCHE CO. KS 05/18/2013 18:40 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYS ELLIS CO. KS 05/18/2013 18:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEWIS EDWARDS CO. KS 05/18/2013 18:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANFORD PAWNEE CO. KS 05/18/2013 18:49 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ASH VALLEY PAWNEE CO. KS 05/18/2013 19:10 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 140.00K 0.00K