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Within a northwest flow pattern, extreme instability developed across the region. The greatest combination of instability and shear occurred during the afternoon and evening hours when supercell thunderstorms, producing several relatively weak tornadoes occurred on the southeast side of the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Several tornadoes occurred in Lee's Summit and just west-southwest of the Pleasant Hill Weather Forecast Office. The most significant of the three confirmed tornadoes occurred in Lee's Summit. This tornado did only minor structural damage The storms also produced widespread heavy rainfall and there were numerous reports of 3 to 5+ rainfall reports. This led to numerous areas of flash flooding.




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