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A significant severe weather event impacted the greater Kansas City Metro on the evening of Saturday July 22nd. The animation below shows radar estimated winds from the Pleasant Hill Doppler radar between 9:11 PM and 11:20 PM. Notice the bright whites across portions of Johnson County, KS towards the beginning of the animation. During this time frame, wind gusts of up to 80 mph were reported in De Soto and Lenexa. This corridor or strong winds then pushed eastward across southern portions of the Metro, before continuing all the way east through the remainder of the Pleasant Hill forecast area. Wind gusts of 70 mph were commonly reported as this activity pushed eastward into western and central Missouri.
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