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A strong spring storm system brought multiple rounds of thunderstorms and heavy rain to portions of the Midwest during the weekend of April 29th-30th.  Rainfall totals surpassed nine inches in some locations and this led flash flooding and historic flooding along some of the tributaries of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.  A few thunderstorms also became severe during the afternoon of April 29th, with two weak tornadoes documented. 

Storm Total Rainfall Tornado Tracks Satellite Loop
Storm Total Rainfall April 29th Tornadoes GOES-16  (Band 13) Satellite Loop
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