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Rare December Tornadoes Could Hit Kansas on Christmas

A Christmas tree in the Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Severe weather could be headed to Kansas for the holiday weekend. National Weather Service Meteorologist Kris Sanders says storms on Christmas Day could bring damaging winds and even some tornadoes.

“There’s a very small chance you could get an isolated tornado. It could be quick and relatively weak. This time of year they usually are in this type of system,” says Sanders.

Sanders says it’s rare to get severe weather in Kansas in December.

“Just getting a thunderstorm this far north this time of year is tough to do. This is a very powerful system pulling a lot of energy in from the gulf down there,” says Sanders.
 
Sanders says December tornadoes are uncommon in Kansas. There have only been seven recorded in the last 60 years.

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