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An intense storm system brought many forms of severe weather to the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas over the time period Thursday, January 9th through Saturday, January 11th, 2020.  The thunderstorms and heavy rain began across the eastern Ozarks on Thursday.  Strong to severe thunderstorms developed along and ahead of a strong cold front on Friday which continued into Friday night.  Damaging wind, hail and several tornadoes occurred on Friday and Friday night.  As the system was lifting out of the area a Winter mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow occurred across most of the area.
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