Hesston Tornado Kevin Darmofal

Retrospective: Hesston Tornado Mar. 13, 1990

The Hesston/Gossell tornadoes were among the last of the re-Doppler radar era. Yet warnings of more than 20 minutes in advance saved lives that day. We look at the tornado by the numbers, the storm meteorology, and the warning process -- plus how it has progressed in 30 years and the challenges it faces with maintaining accuracy.

The Hesston/Gossell tornadoes were among the last of the re-Doppler radar era. Yet warnings of more than 20 minutes in advance saved lives that day. We look at the tornado by the numbers, the storm meteorology, and the warning process — plus how it has progressed in 30 years and the challenges it faces with maintaining accuracy.

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