Radar and Near Storm Environment Data of the 26 June 2018 Eureka, Kansas Tornados

On the evening of 26 June 2018, a tornado developed near Eureka Kansas. This tornado occurred relatively early in the life of the parent supercell and the tornado rapidly intensified to EF-3. A number of factors combined to produce a complex near storm environment. This talk will examine both the radar data and near storm environment immediately prior to and during the tornado event. The event was sampled by both KICT and KTWX radars, at a range of approximately 55 nm/ 5300 feet AGL and 70 nm/7400 feet AGL respectively.

Paul J. Howerton
NOAA/NWS Weather Forecast Office, Wichita, Kansas

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