Tornado

According to the National Weather Service, a very weak and very short-lived tornado touched down near Wayne Sunday evening.

The NWS spokesman said the “Land Spout” touched down one mile south, southeast of Wayne at 5:50 p.m.

“It was very skinny, tubular and very weak and probably lasted less than one minute,” the spokesman said.

There was also heavy rain reported in the area and pea size hail.

Dan and Amy Sharp’s home two miles east of Wayne received at least five inches of rain.

“My husband said there was probably more but it was coming in sideways,” Amy Sharp told The Purcell Register.

Amy said the first wave of rain started about 4:15 p.m. with the second round coming at 5 p.m.

“We didn’t get any damage that we know of,” she said.

Initially, the wind was out of the west and then it abruptly changed to out of the east.

George and Joyce Kernek, who live about a mile north and east of the Sharps only got one inch.

The cell went east around Purcell and didn’t even rain in town.

There were no reports of any damage or injury.

Amy said other members of their family, who live nearby got as little as .2” up to one inch.

150th was completely under water after the deluge and a six foot deep creek filled to the bottom of a walk bridge.

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