Thunderstorm Warning for Miami County KS and 5 More

KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL, MO (959 PM CDT Wed Apr 17 2019) — The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Miami County in east central Kansas Northern Linn County in east central Kansas Johnson County in east central Kansas Western Cass County in west central Missouri Northwestern Bates County in west central Missouri Southwestern Jackson County in west central Missouri until 1100 PM CDT. At 959 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Edgerton to 6 miles northeast of Rantoul to Lane to near Greeley, moving northeast at 25 mph. HAZARD: 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lee s Summit, Shawnee, Lenexa, Leawood, Raytown, Grandview, Belton, Prairie Village, Raymore, Gardner, Merriam, Harrisonville, Mission, Paola, Spring Hill, Peculiar and Osawatomie. This includes the following highways Interstate 35 in Kansas between mile markers 200 and 227. Interstate 470 between mile markers 0 and 6. Interstate 435 between mile markers 0 and 2, and between mile markers 65 and 83. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

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