Kansas City On Alert For Severe Storms, Poses Possible Tornado Risk
Kansas has come under threat of a possible tornado, with Barber County and Kingman County being issued Tornado and Super Thunderstorm warnings by The National Weather Service.
A tornado, spotted around 6 miles northwest of Goddard, rolled over the city without inflicting damage, but other communities remain vulnerable to the possible risk.
Chad Myers, CNN’s severe weather expert, said, “There will be storms … that pop up all night long.
“Nighttime tornadoes are the most deadly, are the most dangerous.”
Barber County and Kingman County have already been issued severe weather warnings by The National Weather Service.
According to HutchNews, Barber County Sheriff Justin Rugg said, “We dodged a huge bullet tonight.”
He further said that the damage in the county wasn’t significant and was restricted to fields. County highways are populated with storm chasers, creating problems for law enforcement personnel.
“It’s pretty nuts down here and it’s not the storm, it’s the chasers,” Rugg added.
Kingman County Dispatch also reported that the damage caused was minimal.
A tornado may have hit Potosi, Missouri, as reported by the National Weather Service.
According to the Storm Prediction Center, three twisters were also reportedly sighted in Aetna.
Chances of severe weather across Kansas City are still pretty high. The Storm Prediction Center has upped the threat of a possible storm to moderate risks. The storms could bring down large hail or even cause tornadoes.
Mike Bettes, meteorologist for The Weather Channel, said, “It looks like some of the strongest storms will probably end up setting up south of Kansas City primarily.
“It looks like the higher risk for tornadoes at least is going to be southern Missouri. When you get down toward Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas, right in there, that intersection of the four states looks to be a prime target for tornadoes.”
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