... On this date in weather history...
In 2008, a large wedge tornado developed about 9 miles south of
Quinter in Gove County kanasas and moved north, eventually
dissipating 2 miles southeast of park. This tornado caused extensive
damage to several homes, including EF4 damage to one home which was
completely destroyed. A car and a pickup truck were tossed or
bounced 200 yards at the residence. Nearby, two other homes suffered
extensive damage. This tornado caused two injuries, including the
driver of a vehicle which was thrown off Interstate 70, and a man
attempting to get into his storm cellar when he was struck by flying
In 2011, lightning struck the transmitter tower of kngn radio in
McCook, Nebraska. The station was off the air for several days
awaiting repairs to the main and backup power sources.