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Two organized severe weather outbreaks occurred on April 5. The first outbreak, which consisted of a series of supercell thunderstorms, included the deadly Bollinger County tornado in southeast Missouri. This outbreak was during the pre-dawn hours, from about 2 AM to 6 AM. The second outbreak consisted of a broken squall line of thunderstorms that moved east across the region from mid- morning through mid-afternoon. Pockets of damaging wind accompanied these storms, along with a few brief tornadoes. 
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