Strong thunderstorms started in north central Kansas on Tuesday afternoon and intensified as they rolled south. Winds of 80 to over 100 miles per hour were
reported at Pretty Prairie. The strong winds did damage across Reno County.
There were also over 40 reports of large hail from the storms.
Tennis ball size hail was reported south of Haven and baseball size hail reported near Little River and in Hutchinson causing significant damage across the community. Hail broke dozens of windshields on vehicles in Hutchinson and also broke windows at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
Hail 4 inches in diameter also shattered skylights at a Wal-Mart and broke windows and tore down trees across the city.
Law enforcement was regulating some traffic in an out of Pretty Prairie and Hutchinson on Wednesday morning to help facilitate cleanup from the storms.