The National Weather Service in Dodge City began issuing tornado warnings shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, mostly based on Doppler radar showing strong rotation. At least eight counties were under tornado warnings of varying lengths over the next few hours.
The emergency manager in Comanche County reported a tornado near Coldwater Lake around 7 p.m. Earlier, Kiowa County law enforcement reported a brief, rain-wrapped four miles southwest of Greensburg. The twister lifted quickly but spawned a funnel cloud a short distance away.
Funnel clouds were spotted by storm chasers and law enforcement in Barber and Clark counties.
There are some damage reports coming from Comanche County. There are trees down and some roads are washed out. There are no injuries reported at this time. We've also had storms reported in Kiowa and Pratt counties. No damage has been reported in those communities either right now.Storm Team 12 can help you follow the storms no matter where you are headed. We offer two different Apps for all of your weather needs.
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