…on Thursday night in northwest Kansas? Eight, according to the Goodland branch of the National Weather Service. See the attached map, put together by the weather service, to help visualize the locations of the tornadoes.
#1 touched down briefly 18 miles southwest of Gove and was rated an EF-0.
#2 touched down for a very short time 10 miles south of Grinnell and also was rated EF-0.
#3 developed two miles southwest of Grainfield and fell apart six miles southwest of Hoxie. Minor shed damage was reported south of Grainfield. It was rated EF-0.
#4 developed three miles southwest of Hoxie and lifted 10 miles northwest of Hoxie. It was an EF-2, damaging a home and snapping utility poles about four miles west of Hoxie.
#5 developed four miles northeast of Hoxie and stayed on the ground for about a mile. It was rated EF-0.
#6 formed two miles southwest of Selden and moved north into Nebraska, where it dissipated two miles southwest of Marion – a track of about 30 miles. The EF-1 tornado damaged a home near Selden, overturned irrigation pivot systems and broke power poles north of Oberlin.
#7 formed two miles southwest of Dresden and traveled about 23 miles before dissipating northeast of Oberlin. Rated EF-1, the tornado damaged a home and implement shed near Leoville and buildings on a ranch east of Oberlin.
#8 developed 16 miles southeast of Gove and lifted 15 miles east of Gove. An EF-1, it damaged a house and outbuildings.