More details are emerging from last Saturday’s tornado outbreak across Kansas. One tornado’s circulation began near the Boot Hill Casino on the west side of Dodge City in Ford County, passed over Dodge City High School while a band program was in progress and finally touched down six miles north-northeast of Dodge City at 1:57 p.m., according to the Dodge City branch of the National Weather Service.
The tornado was on the ground for nearly an hour, lifting at 2:54 p.m. 3 miles west of Burdett. The tornado traveled 33 miles and had a maximum width of 150 yards. Officials rated the tornado as an EF1, with winds of up to 105 miles an hour.
Storm chaser Mike Hollinghead captured the tornado on video near Burdett.