Shawn Capes photographed this funnel cloud near Cedar Niles and US 56 Highway facing the northeast. Photo courtesy of Shawn Capes

Mark Taylor
Two potential tornados narrowly missed Gardner on May 7.
According to the National Weather Service, the twisters were reported Sunday afternoon in the vicinity of Interstate 35 and U.S. 169 Highway, near the Great Mall of the Great Plains.
The storm clouds formed over Gardner before moving into Olathe.
An Olathe Police spokesperson said he didn’t believe either of the funnel clouds touched the ground, and was not aware of any damage.
At least one funnel cloud was visible from Gardner, with its vortex briefly dipping out of the eastern sky.
Ilena Spalding, public information officer for the Gardner Police Department, said she was not aware of any local damage from the storm.
However some residents took refuge at the Gardner Police Department, which is a designated community storm shelter.
Officers were also called to do traffic control about 8 p.m. when a lightning strike caused traffic lights to malfunction at Main Street and Moonlight Road.
Some Gardner residents also experienced a brief power outage around 11 p.m.
In addition to tornado warnings, flash flood warnings were also issued for parts of Johnson County hit with heavy rain.