DISCUSSION: As strong to severe storms erupted across parts of the Central United States this afternoon and this evening, some of the storms produced locally strong winds and hail. To give everyone a neat perspective into the evolution of the severe weather events today, at some point there were between 40 and 53 severe weather- related warnings across the span of the United States. As this evening unfolds, a squall line with bow echo-like features is sweeping across parts of Central and Eastern Kansas. Attached in the graphic below (courtesy of the National Weather Service located in Goodland, Kansas) is a breakdown of just some wind reports that have come in since 6:00 PM this evening Mountain Daylight Time. Note how some of the winds are at or above hurricane-force indicating the potential for locally higher amounts of damage. To learn more about this and other high-impact weather content from across the United States, be sure to click here!