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Preliminary Data: 99 Tornadoes Reported in Kansas in May

Storm clouds above Kansas (Photo by J. Schafer)
Storm clouds above Kansas (Photo by J. Schafer)

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Preliminary data shows storms that hit Kansas in May prompted reports of 99 tornadoes in the state.  The national weather service says the number is likely to drop as multiple reports of the same tornado are eliminated. But meteorologist Greg Carbin says he doesn't expect the number to drop below 50. He says that May might not be a record month for tornadoes but will likely above normal.  The Hutchinson News reports that a breakdown on the tornadoes severity wasn't immediately available but most were reported in rural areas and did little major damage.  The state recorded tornadoes on nine dates in May but most reports were recorded on five nights: May 6, 9, 24, 27 and 28.


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