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Late Tuesday afternoon, an area of thunderstorms developed over southeastern Kansas; through 4 PM, these storms became anchored on a warm front, which provided a source of forcing and enhanced low level wind shear. The strongest storm developed a tornado south of Clinton Lake in southwestern Douglas County, KS (NWS Topeka) and continued through southeastern Lawrence, KS (NWS Topeka) before crossing into Leavenworth County, KS, moving through the town of Linwood, KS and the area west of Bonner Springs, KS. The storm began to cycle as it moved into the western Kansas City Metro area and stopped producing a tornado. As it moved east and northeast, a new tornado developed in Clay County, MO, near Kearney, MO, which ended just north of Excelsior Springs, MO.


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