Rare November Outbreak Spawns More Than 20 Tornadoes Across Western Kansas

Nearly two dozen tornadoes were reported around Kansas on Monday afternoon and evening, part of a rare November outbreak that spanned three states in Tornado Alley. The outbreak was the latest on record for northwest Kansas and so many tornadoes touched down in southwest Kansas that a weather official called it “unprecedented” for that part of the state in November. A total of 41 tornadoes were reported in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Significant damage occurred near Pampa, Texas, and lesser damage was reported elsewhere. Kansas logged 23 tornado reports in western sections of the state – many of them touching down after sunset. “Those are the scary ones,” said Jaclyn Ritzman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita. “Those are the ones you don’t want to see happen” because of the potential for residents to be caught unaware. The actual number of tornadoes may differ from the initial reports, weather officials say, because the totals could include multiple reports of the same tornado from different locations.

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