Sumner County has been placed in a severe thunderstorm watch by the National Weather Service

Greg Williams
Wellington Daily News
Landscapes & plants, second place: Laura Hedien, Grayslake, Illinois. According to NWF: A self-described “adrenaline junkie,” retired firefighter Laura Hedien has been chasing storms for 15 years across the Great Plains. With friends, she followed this one from Colorado into Kansas, where, toward nightfall, it shot lightning through a swirling “spaceship” of clouds. “This is what we call a shoot ’n scoot,” she says of the chase. “These storms feel alive, morphing as they move. It’s so exciting.”

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Sumner County. 

The thunderstorm watch is valid until 9 p.m. but could possibly change. Threat information includes a couple of tornadoes, scattered hail up to lime size and scattered gusts up to 70 mph. 

This severe thunderstorm watch also goes into effect in some parts of Missouri and 20 counties in Kansas.