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Extreme tornado footage captured by drone over Andover, Kansas

Probably the best footage of a tornado ever.

This strong tornado hit Andover, Kansas on April 29, 2022, causing extensive damage along a narrow path through the east side of the city.1

According to the preliminary information provided by NWS, this was an EF-3 tornado with estimated peak winds of 265 km/h (165 mph). It touched down at 20:10 LT and traveled for 20.5 km (12.75 miles) until it dissipated at 20:31. The maximum width was 402 m (440 yards).2

3 injuries were directly related to the tornado – 2 in Sedgwick County and 1 in Buttler.

The tornado was caused by a powerful low pressure system that approached Kansas on April 29 allowing a sharp dryline to track to generally along Interstate 135.

Storms first developed across central and northeast Kansas near the warm front, but as the early evening hours continued, a couple of storms fired just east of Wichita.

This same storm produced numerous additional tornadoes as it tracked east.

References:

1 Severe damage after major tornado hits Andover, Kansas – The Watchers – April 30, 2022

2 Preliminary information for Andover tornado on April 29, 2022 – NWS

Featured image credit: Reed Timmer (stillshot)

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