The tornado drought of 2018 has ended for Kansas and Oklahoma.
More than a dozen tornadoes have been reported across central and northern Kansas on Tuesday, including a large twister featuring multiple vortexes in rural Cloud County south of Concordia.
Oklahoma recorded a tornado north-northeast of Buffalo in Harper County just south of the Kansas line.
Most of the Kansas tornadoes were short-lived, with minimal damage reported. But the large tornado south of Concordia snapped power poles and downed power lines, said Mick McGuire, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita.
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A home just south of Tescott in Ottawa County was reportedly damaged shortly before 8 p.m., according to the Storm Prediction Center, though no injuries were reported in connection with the large tornado.
The 19 tornado reports as of just after 8 p.m. Tuesday included 14 in Kansas. They were preliminary numbers sent to the SPC, and some could be multiple reports of the same tornado.
Oklahoma has never gone this far into a calendar year without a tornado touching down, and Kansas hadn't reached May without a tornado since 1980.
More severe weather, including tornadoes, is expected in parts of Kansas both Wednesday and Thursday.
More than 10,000 square miles of far northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri - including St. Joseph, Mo., and Leavenworth and Atchison in Kansas - are already in a moderate risk for severe weather on Thursday. Another 88,000 square miles, including Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Wichita, face an enhanced risk of severe weather.