WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Strong storms moved across some areas of Kansas and Nebraska Thursday afternoon into Friday. The storms brought heavy rain, large hail, strong wind, and a couple of reports of funnels.

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Marion and Chase counties are in a flood warning until 2:15 p.m. Friday. To see current weather alerts, click here.

KSN Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman and KSN Meteorologists Jack Maney and Ronelle Williams tracked storm reports from across the state and in Nebraska:

Storm reports:

(These are the times the reports came in.)


8:35 a.m.

  • Numerous streets flooded – Hillsboro, Marion County
  • Street flooding – Marion, Marion County

8:05 a.m.

  • Baseball-size hail – four miles west-northwest of Lyle, Decatur County
  • Egg-size hail – two miles west of McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska


11:05 p.m.

  • 70 mph winds, mile west-southwest of Norton

10:39 p.m.

  • Quarter-size hail – Oberlin – Decatur County

9:56 p.m.

  • 74 MPH wind gust in Norton.

9:34 p.m.

  • Tornado Watch for these counties has been extended until midnight: Graham County, KS, Red Willow County, NE, Sheridan County, KS, Norton County, KS, Decatur County, KS.

9:04 p.m.

  • Golf ball size hail – 1 W Lebanon, Red Willow County, Nebraska.

8:59 p.m.

  • Storm Spotters confirm a tornado northwest of Norton, about 7 Miles. Storm is tracking East at 14. Warning in effect until 9:15 PM.

8:24 p.m.

  • Golf ball size hail – Neosho Rapids – Lyon County

7:33 p.m.

  • 7 NNW Danbury – Red Willow County – 63 MPH wind gust

7:24 p.m.

  • Several streets are flooded in McCook with Barnet Park and basements.

7:14 p.m.

  • Golf ball size hail in Danbury – Red Willow County, NE

6:34 p.m.

  • Half dollar size hail – 1 SW of McCook

6:08 p.m.

  • [Gove Co, KS] – 2″ hail reported near Gove via storm chaser on Twitter.

6:03 p.m.

  • [Red Willow Co, NE] – Golf Ball size hail reported by storm chaser west of McCook.

5:50 p.m.

  • [Red Willow Co, NE] – 81mph wind gust 9 SSE Culbertson

4:51 p.m.

  • [Hitchcock Co, NE] – Funnel cloud reported by law enforcement 5 mi W of Culbertson
  • [Hitchcock Co, NE] – 1.5″ hail in Culbertson

2:55 p.m.

  • Tornado Watch issued until 10 p.m.

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