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Upper level energy associated with remnants of an earlier thunderstorm complex over Kansas, along with a nearly stationary front interacted with a very unstable atmosphere to produce a round of severe storms and localized flooding during the afternoon and evening of June 23rd, 2016.  Afternoon surface based CAPES were around 5000 j/kg over southern Missouri indicating a highly unstable atmosphere.  Damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph were the main severe weather events along with some localized flooding with slow moving thunderstorms which dropped over three to four inches of rain in a short period of time in some areas.

Tree down from thunderstorm winds
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Surface based CAPE Tree down from thunderstorm winds Tree branch down from thunderstorm winds
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