This was the scene a little before 7 this morning looking north on South Virginia toward Railroad Avenue. Liberal recorded .85-inches of rain last night and early this morning. Since its inception, the 1-cent sales tax has been used numerous times to reduce flooding issues like this throughout the years across Liberal, and that tax will continue to alleviate drainage problems after heavy rains if it is renewed in November.
Daily Leader photo/Larry Phillips
• Daily Leader staff report
Though a tornado was spotted in the northwest corner of Texas County in the Oklahoma Panahandle, no damage or other twisters were reported locally during Tuesday night’s storms. Liberal did receive .85-inch of rain and some areas reported strong winds.
A local storm report posted at 5:08 this morning by the National Weather Service in Dodge City indicated hail was the biggest problem with the thunderstorms that moved through the area Tuesday night and earlier today.
A storm chaser in Seward County reported 1.75-inch hail at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday seven miles northeast of Woods and the same size hail six miles east-northeast of Woods at 10:50 p.m. A trained weather spotter in Kismet recorded 1-inch hail at 11:43 p.m.
The largest hail was reported at 12:34 a.m. today nine miles east of Meade Lake State Park at 2-inches in diameter.