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Hazardous Heat Across the Western U.S.; Heavy Rain and Flooding in the Southwest and Western Gulf Coast

Dangerous heat will persist over portions of interior California, the Great Basin, and the northern Rockies through Thursday. Heat will gradually spread into the northern Plains today. Across the western Gulf Coast, heavy to excessive rainfall will persist through mid-week. Additionally, the Southwest Monsoon will continue to bring a flash flooding threat to the Four Corners Region this week. Read More >

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Hazelton Tornado May 26 2024

Published 2024-05-26

A tornado developed in the town of Hazelton, KS. The tornado then tracked northeast producing EF0 damage. Primary indicators were small snapped trees, one uprooted tree and an empty trailer flipped over.


Published 2024-05-04

A brief mesocyclone tornado in an open field for around 1 minute. Location estimated from spotter vantage point.

24 March 2024 Garden City Tornado

Published 2024-03-26

A cluster of thunderstorms produced a brief, weak tornado during the mid-afternoon hours of March 24, 2024, on the east side of Garden City, KS. The tornado produced low-end EF-1 damage primarily to residential homes and businesses.

Additional Weather Observers Are Needed Across Kansas. - Join CoCoRaHS!

Published 2024-03-04

Additional weather observers are needed across Kansas.

NWS Testing of a New River Observation and Forecast Website

Published 2023-11-20

25th Anniversary of October 16 1998 Yocemento Tornado

Published 2023-10-16

Today is the 25th anniversary of the October 16th, 1998 tornado that moved from eastern Trego County across western and northern Ellis County and hit the city of Yocemento.

The NWS is Looking for Volunteer Cooperative Weather Observers at Meade

Published 2023-04-27

The National Weather Service is looking for a volunteer Cooperative Weather Observer in Meade.

88th Anniversary of April 1935 Dust Storm (Black Sunday)

Published 2023-04-14

April 14th marks the 88th anniversary of the "Black Sunday" Dust Storm. The following was originally created in 2010 for the 75th Anniversary.

Spotter Talk At Scott City Postponed

Published 2023-04-04

Spotter Talk at Scott City Postponed

66th Anniversary of the March 23-25, 1957 Blizzard

Published 2023-03-23

This is the 66th Anniversary of the 1957 blizzard.

March 6-10 is Kansas Severe Weather Preparedness Week! Check out the packet here!

Published 2023-03-06

Tornado February 26th, 2023

Published 2023-02-27

Severe Weather Preparedness

Published 2023-02-09

Severe Weather Preparedness - March 6-10, 2023

Top 25 Historical Weather Events

Published 2022-09-30

This is a list of the top 25 historical weather events for Dodge City's county warning area since 1874 along with honorable mentions. The list is in chronological order

New River Forecast Point on the South Fork of the Ninnescah at Pratt effective May 2, 2022

Published 2022-03-26

Information regarding a new river forecast point on the South Fork of the Ninnescah River at Pratt.

2022 Spotter Talks

Published 2022-02-18

Severe Weather Preparedness - March 7-11, 2022

Published 2022-02-17

Severe Weather Preparedness - March 7-11, 2022

Survey Results for Tornadoes Occurring on 12-13 October 2021

Published 2021-10-14

Survey Results for Tornadoes Occurring on 12-13 October 2021


Published 2020-07-09

The Dodge City WSR-88D will be out of service from 15 July through 22 July for replacement of the backup generator.

Ensign NOAA Weather Radio Operational

Published 2019-09-03

The Ensign NOAA Weather Radio communication line has been restored, and the radio is operational.

August 13 Widespread Damaging Wind

Published 2019-08-15

A forward propagating MCS/bow echo moved from northwest into south central Kansas during the late afternoon and evening hours on 13 August. Widespread damaging winds occurred along the entire path of the bow echo. The greatest damage occurred in Ellis County, where winds of at least 90 mph occurred in localized areas.

Damaging Winds near Woods on 5 August

Published 2019-08-07

Microbursts from thunderstorms in southwest Kansas caused damage to electrical lines, irrigation systems and structures south of the community of Woods, Kansas.

Several Short-Lived Tornadoes on Sunday 26 May 2019

Published 2019-06-03

Several Short-Lived Tornadoes on Sunday 26 May 2019

Survey Results for Tornadoes Occurring on Friday 17 May 2019

Published 2019-05-20

Survey Results for Tornadoes Occurring on Friday 17 May 2019. More information at:

Dodge City WSR-88D Pedestal Refurbishment

Published 2018-11-20

The WFO Dodge City radar will be out of service from 27 November through about 14 December for a pedestal refurbishment modification.

Record Warm May and Very Warm Spring

Published 2018-06-01

Wind Damage northeast of Kingsdown on 5/29/18

Published 2018-05-30

2018 Summer Newsletter

Published 2018-05-17

2018 Summer Newsletter

Severe Weather Awareness Week Packet & 2018 Kansas Weather Overview

Published 2018-03-11

Severe Weather Awareness Week Packet & 2017 Kansas Weather Overview

Be Prepared for Spring Weather Hazards!

Published 2018-03-11

NOAA Spring Weather Safety Website

Winter Storm Severity Index for Late this Weekend

Published 2018-01-19

Snow Accumulation Potential for Late This Weekend

Published 2018-01-19

Historical Christmas Weather for Southwest Kansas

Published 2017-12-16

Historical Christmas Weather for Southwest Kansas

Read our Fall/Winter 2017 Newsletter!

Published 2017-11-20

Dodge City Fall/Winter 2017 Newsletter