CHAPMAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed at least six tornadoes struck northeast Kansas on Tuesday.
Tornado damage in Chapman, Kansas, on May 21, 2019 (WIBW)
A Jackson Co. tornado had an estimated wind speeds of 115 mph, making it an EF-2, went more than 17 miles, the NWS says. It was first recorded around 6:38 p.m. and lasted until 7 p.m.
That was just after one that started in northwest Shawnee Co. and went a dozen miles into Jackson Co. With wind speeds around 80 miles an hour, it was given an EF-0 designation, but still toppled trees and power lines.
An EF-3 with wind speeds reaching of approx. 140 mph landed in Nemaha Co. around 7:20 p.m., the NWS said. It stayed down for approximately eight minutes, cutting a path for nearly six miles. No injuries or deaths were reported in connection with it. Another one, rated an EF-1, occurred around 10 minutes earlier near Oneida and traveled about three miles.
In Dickinson Co., where two started, the first one touched down shortly after 4:30 p.m., just outside of Enterprise. The 100 yard wide twister cut a non-continuous path toward Chapman. It stopped a few miles south of town about 16 minutes later. The NWS rated it an EF-1 with wind speeds topping 100 mph, noting that it damaged trees and power lines.
The second tornado there started spinning about twenty minutes later about 1.5 miles east of Chapman, the NWS said. Staying in rural Dickinson and Geary Co., it lasted more than a half-hour and made it within five miles of Milford. No damage was recorded. It was rated an EF-0.