April 5, 1999


TLX radar loop, 0932Z (300K), VNX radar loop, 0949Z (300K), VNX base reflectivity 0939Z (40K), VNX base velocity, 0939Z (40K),

Chase Accounts

Matt Dennis (Wichita KS) -- 04-05-1999, 04:00 - Myself and Perry Lambert went out on a storm that was entering Harper county Kansas. This storm was very rain filled. We ended up just to the East of Clearwater, Kansas. Where the storm produced nickel size hail, and winds around 50mph. We then followed the storm into Wichita, where it started producing 67mph winds and at around 7:33 AM the storm dropped a tornado which tore up parts of Wichita near Oliver and Mt. Vernon then went almost straight north. Perry and I split off for a short time so I could check on my wife and my house which was 3 blocks from where the tornado had dropped. Perry pursued the storm and was able to see the funnel as it tore through Oliver near Kellogg. My wife and house were ok, so we caught back up with Perry near Oliver. A number of buildings in the area were damaged or destroyed, photos were taken and will be added soon. More information like radar and photos can be found at http://www.mattdennis.com/skywarn/chaselog.htm.

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