SHARON SPRINGS, Kan. (KSNW) — A tornado ripped through parts of western Kansas Tuesday night, causing damage in the small community of Sharon Springs.
A storm cell that produced severe weather across the state created the tornado. It ranked as an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale and reached estimated peak winds of 85 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The maximum width of the tornado was 100 yards and its path was over three miles long. It was on the ground for eight minutes.
Among the damages reported were powerlines, golf carts, and a maintenance shed on the Sharon Springs Golf Course.
A semi was also reported to have been overturned by the wind on I-70 near Oakley in Logan County. The driver was taken to an area hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The storm system also produced tornadoes in Oklahoma and snow in the Rocky Mountains.
Tornadoes that touched down in Dodge City, Haskell County, Ford County, Ford-Hodgeman County and Edwards County are still being surveyed. Information on those tornadoes should be available later this week.