Cedar Vale Tornado Caught On Tape

CEDAR VALE, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Topeka area had a burst of wind and heavy rain and Monday night's round of storms did spawn some tornadoes in SE Kansas.

The National Weather Service said a tornado was confirmed near Cedar Vale, Kansas, on Monday night. It also cited hail the size of ping pong balls.

LiveStormsMedia says this is video of that tornado near Cedar Vale.

As the line of storms moved east, the National Weather Service noted hail nearly two inches in diameter near St. Louis. It said rain fell at a rate of nearly an inch per hour.

A storm spotter was hospitalized in Iowa on Monday after he was struck by lightning while watching a system a night earlier that left swollen rivers, power outages, trees down and campers overturned. Crawford County Emergency Management Director Gregory Miller said the man was transferred to a Sioux City hospital where he was treated.

Winds of at least 70 miles an hour knocked down numerous trees and left limbs and other debris strewn about in Denison and Sergeant Bluff, where a few people were treated for minor injuries. Heavy rain estimated at about six inches in two hours caused flash flooding. Several highways were covered at various points during the storm.