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Severe Storms & Heavy Rainfall Possible in the Plains; Critical Fire Weather Conditions for Parts of the West

Scattered severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall are possible across portions of the Plains today. Meanwhile, dry weather and gusty winds will result in critical fire weather conditions across the Great Basin and northern Rockies. Elsewhere, tropical storm Dorian in the Atlantic is expected to slowly strengthen and will likely approach the Lesser Antilles by Tuesday. Read More >

Overview

On the afternoon of May 21, 2019, a series of low-topped supercell thunderstorms spawned at least half a dozen tornadoes across northeastern Kansas. These tornadoes stayed mostly in rural locations, but one did swipe the western side of the town of Mayetta with EF-1 damage. Other tornadoes formed in Dickinson, Geary, Shawnee, and Jackson counties.

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EF-3 tornado in northern Nemaha County - Courtesy of Gerald Satterwhite
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