Storms Batter Parts of Wichita

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A potent line of thunderstorms that developed west of Wichita and rolled through the city late Sunday caused damage to trees and blew windows out of cars.

A carport at Morgans Landing Apartments near 13th and West Street was blown down. Numerous large trees were also uprooted or snapped in half. As many as 20 cars in a nearby parking lot had their windows blown out.

There was also some of the same damage reported along 13th Street from Maize Road to 119th Street West.

KAKEland WeatherPlex Managing Meterologist Jay Prater said it's too early to tell if a small tornado may have dropped from the sky, but he says it's more likely that the problems were caused by a channeled microburst or downburst from the thunderstorm as it rolled east through the western part of the city.

Other minor damage reports came into the KAKE Newsroom from the intersection of 21st and Rock Rd. That's where citizens reported fences blown over and limbs snapped off of trees.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK, is predeicting yet another round of possibly severe storms Monday as Mother Nature is expected to pound Kansas for the fifth day in a row. Count on KAKE News and the KAKEland WeatherPlex to bring you up-to-the-second reports.

Click the links below to visit SPC and the National Weather Service.


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