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Several waves of upper level energy interacted with instability and a little bit of shear to provide the region with several rounds of showers and thunderstorms over the 19th and 20th of May 2018. The strongest storms produced 2 EF-1 tornadoes, wind damage and many large hail reports. In addition, the storms moved across many of the same locations, producing between 4 and 6 inches of rain from extreme southeast Kansas into central and south central Missouri, which led to some flooding.


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