AUGUSTA, Kan. (KAKE) - A surprise thunderstorm that rolled through the Augusta area Wednesday morning took out lots of tree branches as well as a few full trees and power lines. 

Evergy's outage map showed that about 900 of its customers around U.S. 400 and Santa Fe Lake Road, lost power. Power was restored by 11:15 a.m., and no injuries have been reported. 


KAKE Meteorologist Frank Waugh said after the storm hit that there may have been a microburst in the area. The National Weather Service later confirmed a microburst did cause the damage.


A microburst is a localized column of sinking air within a thunderstorm that can cause extensive damage at the surface, according to the National Weather Service.

The Augusta Department of Public Safety said there was no indication of a tornado and there were no tornado watches or warnings. 

"The city suffered strong, downward forceful winds from the storm. More commonly known as a microburst." the department said on Facebook. "The storm damage is being reviewed by the National Weather Service. Please be patient with the street department and electric department as they are working diligently to clear trees from the roadways..."