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An unseasonably strong storm system by January standards impacted the region January 10-11, 2020. Heavy rainfall, flooding, damaging winds, tornadoes, and gusty non-thunderstorm winds impacted the region during this time. The bulk of the event occurred overnight and into the morning hours on the 11th. Rainfall totals ranged from 2 to 5 inches, which resulted in widespread areal flooding and flash flooding across the region. Damage surveys revealed 12 tornadoes occurred, with the majority occurring in western Kentucky. Most were rated EF-1, but there was one EF-2 that touched down in the Jackson, MO area. 

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