Gallery and video: Storms produce tornadoes, large hail, and high wind across Kansas

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Severe storms produced tornadoes and large hail across Kansas on Wednesday. The storms fired up in the late morning and went throughout the evening.

Storm near Colby 12 p.m. (Courtesy: KSN reporter Hunter Funk)

West of Herndon in Rawlins County, a storm produced a large tornado late Wednesday afternoon. The county’s emergency manager said a roof was ripped off of a house and a couple of power lines were knocked down. No one was hurt.

In Thomas County, ping-pong ball size hail fell in Brewster earlier in the day. No damage was reported, but the storm produced quite the view from the KSN Colby Skyview camera.

Rotating wall cloud southwest of Hays around 1:50 p.m. (KSN Photo)

Ellis County saw large hail up the size of baseballs in the Ellis and Hays area. The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office said some of the hail was so big that it busted windows out in a couple of its cruisers. A rotating cloud was also spotted to the southwest of Hays.

Heavy rain also caused widespread street flooding.

Further east in Ellsworth County, the storm produced baseball-sized hail. The emergency manager said windows were shattered in some homes and a lot of damage was done to crops. The wind also knocked over a semi on Kansas Highway 156.

Near Geneseo in Rice County, the storm damage a family’s work shed and tore down some trees.

In Saline County, the storm produced high wind that toppled some trees and took out some power. Street flooding was also an issue. A viewer sent us video of street flooding near Salina Regional Medical Center.

The following hail videos were sent from KSN viewers in western Kansas.

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