Daily Archives: 17 April, 2008

Stormy, stormy night…

Some might consider it deja vu all over again.

A storm complex that morphed into a bow echo raked central Kansas overnight, reminiscent of what happened about 10 days ago in Butler County.

Hail the size of golf balls was reported at the Great Bend Airport, and 1-inch hail was reported in the city itself. Winds estimated to be 60 miles an hour were reported at Chase and Lyons in Rice County, and 65 miles near Ellinwood in Barton County early Thursday morning.

Law enforcement officials reported that winds blew down a shed and carried it a block at Windom in McPherson County shortly before 2:30 a.m., and winds of nearly 70 miles an hour were reported at Lindsborg.

Winds also destroyed a metal grain bin at a co-op in Barton County.

“It takes strong winds to do that,” said Chris Bowman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita.

Numerous locations in central Kansas reported hail the size of marbles, peas or quarters. No injuries were reported from the storms.