The tornado that hit northern Colorado this afternoon was estimated to be a half-mile wide or more, and large tornadoes are expected in Kansas later tonight.
A tornado reported in Gove County this afternoon was moving north at more than 50 miles an hour. Now you know why meteorologists say it’s a bad idea to try to outrun a tornado in your car.
The SPC has upgraded most of the western half of Kansas to a moderate risk, and several counties in that zone to a high risk. The high risk zone includes such towns as Kinsley, Greensburg, Larned, Rozel, Ness City, Russell, Stockton, Logan and Jennings.
Given the speed at which the storms are developing – and tornadoes appear to be moving – people who live in the threatened areas should take shelter precautions immediately.