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On the afternoon of October 14, 2017 strong thunderstorms formed along a boundary, which was draped across the Kansas City metro area. The strongest of these storms was a supercell that caused quite a bit of wind damage across the Northland of Kansas City. This wind damage manifested itself in several large trees being knocked over and a hotel sign across from Worlds of Fun crashing down. At the Worlds of Fun theme park displays were knocked over and tree damage was quite extensive. Aside from the tree damage in Kansas City there was minor structure damage in several other areas of western and central Missouri, but none of this structural damage appeared to be significant. Several automated wind gauges across the area recorded wind gusts in the 55 to 65 mph range. 

Radar loop of the storms forming near Kansas City, then evolving into several bowing segments that caused wind damage across western and central Missouri. 
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