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Storm strikes Pawnee County

POSTED August 15, 2011 8:40 a.m.

LARNED — Pawnee County escaped most of the severe weather that struck south central Kansas Friday afternoon and evening. However, the largest report of hail occurred in Pawnee County. 
The first report occurred at 4 p.m. with one-inch hail at Burdett. At 4:46 p.m., 2.5-inch hail was reported one mile southeast of Ash Valley in Pawnee County.
Edwards County spotters reported 60 mph winds and one-inch hail at 5:29 p.m. at Trousdale and south of Coldwater.
The thunderstorm continued to gather strength as it moved southeastly. A 70 mph wind gust was reported near Haviland in Kiowa County at 5:45 p.m.
Pratt County reported thunderstorm winds to 80 mph starting five miles west and five miles south of Pratt from 6:07 to 6:22 p.m. Emergency management in Pratt reported power poles snapped at 20th Street southwest of Pratt. Numerous trees limbs from three to six inches in diameter were reported broken in the city of Pratt.
Damaging winds continued into Barber County where Medicine Lodge reported a 70 mph gust at 6:39 p.m. The wind peaked at 85 mph at Attica in Harper County at 7 p.m.

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