WEATHER WIRE: Severe weather threatens Central Plains
Severe thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, damaging wind and large tornadoes threatens parts of the Plains and Midwest on Friday in the first of multiple rounds of damaging storms expected to impact the central and southern U.S. into the first week of May.
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Andover police say the city has experienced tornado damage.
They are urging people to avoid heading into town as emergency crews are responding.
Julian Binns took video of a tornado that moved through Andover, Kansas.
The threat of severe weather is expected to continue for several more hours for parts of the Plains: Read More
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for parts of Nebraska and Iowa because of the threat of large hail and damaging winds into the evening hours.
The watch includes areas around Omaha through at least midnight.
A trained storm spotter measured a peak wind gust of 81 mph in Pawnee County, Nebraska.
Both a Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Warning are in effect for the storm with the strong wind gusts.
The threat of severe storms will continue well after sunset.
A storm moving through areas around Adams, Sterling and Filley in Nebraska has triggered a Tornado Warning until 8:30 p.m. CDT.
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The FOX Weather 3D Radar is tracking several tornado-warned moving through Kansas and Nebraska.
In addition to the tornado threat, large hail has already been reported in some of the storms.
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The largest hail report so far this evening is from Enterprise, Kansas. The National Weather Service received a report of softball-size hail.
Storm Chasers captured video of a funnel cloud forming over Kansas.
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Meteorologists are watching a dryline closely across Kansas, where new storms could develop.
A dryline is often an area to watch that can help trigger storm development, where moisture and instability are present.
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Tornado Warning including Minden and Keene, Nebraska, until 6:00 PM CDT
A new Tornado Watch was issued that includes parts of Oklahoma until 12 a.m. CT.
Large hail, strong winds, and tornadoes are possible within the shaded area.
Local broadcast media has confirmed a tornado with the storm near Alma, Nebraska.
The Tornado Warning includes Harlan County, NE, Phillips County, KS until 5:30 PM CDT.
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