Weak Twister Hit the Ground, Near Blue Rapids, Kansas

BEATRICE –  The National Weather Service in Topeka reports a weak tornado touched down in a part of Marshall County, Kansas, during Wednesday evening severe storms.   A survey team from the NWS on Thursday, examined the damage from the weather around Frankfort, Blue Rapids and Waterville.

Meteorologist Kyle Poage says there was enough evidence to indicate a weak, EF-zero tornado touched down.

:15                  “that we saw”

Poage says most of the damage was done to trees, but there was also some damage to a home as well as downed power poles.   During Wednesday night, weather forecasters had also warned of potential damage from strong straight-line winds.

:16                  “much more damaging”

The tornado touched down near Blue Rapids, at about 5:37 p.m.  There were no injuries.

Tuesday night, a brief tornado was believed to have touched down across the border in Gage County, Nebraska, just northeast of Odell.   That storm also packed golf-ball and tennis ball-sized hail.

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