Weather patterns threaten more storms in 2019

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ALAN RUSCH/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Meteorologist Chance Hayes makes a point during this past week’s storm spotter meeting at Ellsworth.

NWS meteorologist appeals to public for help with watches

Eyes on the Ground

Chance Hayes, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita, is predicting an above average tornado season this year in Kansas.

“My gut feeling leads me in the direction that it might be a little bit busier season for us,” he said Wednesday, March 27, at Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School’s Performing Arts Center during ‘Storm Fury on the Plains,’ the annual storm spotter training program.



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