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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Miami County KS and Cass County MO Tornadoes Rated as EF-1

Friday evening brought an unexpected tornado-producing supercell to southern portions of Metro Kansas City.

No severe thunderstorm or tornado watch was in effect when the now-rated EF-1 tornado touched down around 6:09 pm just west of Waverly Road at about the West 26900 block- SW of Hillsdale Lake in NW Miami county KS..

A few homes and outbuildings along Waverly Road north of West 271st Street suffered damage.

The storm then moved slightly north of due east to the Scott Creek campground west of the Hillsdale lake dam- tossing several camping trailers and causing minor injuries to at least 2 people there.

The tornado- alternately lifting up only to touch down again- moved toward the small community of Hillsdale- tracked by deputies from the Miami County Sheriff's department.

Mostly minor damage was done to trees- outbuildings and a few homes as the funnel continue to skip east-northeastward until lifting into the thunderstorm in about the West 26000 block of Kenwood Road about 2 miles ESE of Hillsdale.

The parent thunderstorm continued to produce rotation and occasional funnels as it moved across north-central Miami county- north of Louisburg and across the Missouri state line near West Line.

Once again- a tornado formed east of West Line and tracked generally along Missouri Highway 2 toward Freeman.

Almost midway between West Line and Freeman sits the appropriately named Cass-Midway schools- where about 250 people had gathered for a scheduled Friday evening football game.

As the storm bearing the tornado approached just before 7 pm- those people took refuge in the school's basement before tornadic winds whipped around the building and the field where the game was to take place.

The tornado broke windows and did roof damage to the school- and tossed beachers- an outbuilding and destroyed the football field's scoreboard.

No one was hurt however.

The tornado grazed the north side of Freeman- before lifting about a mile and a half east of that small town.

The supercell storm continued toward the Cass county seat of Harrisonville and neighboring Johnson county MO- but no other tornadoes touched down.







AMAZING footage of Miami County KS Tornado - Sept. 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Tornado on the ground ! | Hillsdale, Kansas | Sept 18, 2015

BREAKING WEATHER: New Tornado Warning for SE Cass- SW Johnson counties MO

Tornado damage was reported in and around Freeman MO in western Cass county shortly before 7 pm Friday evening.



Tornado seen from Paola High School in Kansas

Scary Tornado near Hillsdale Lake, Miami Co, Kansas | Sept 18, 2015

BREAKING WEATHER: TORNADO ON THE GROUND IN MIAMI COUNTY KANSAS

TORNADO WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FOR EASTERN MIAMI CO. KS AND WESTERN CASS CO. MO..


TORNADO STILL REPORTED ON THE GROUND APPROACHING U.S. 69 NEAR LOUISBURG...

PERSONS IN WEST LINE- CLEVELAND AND FREEMAN IN CASS COUNTY SHOULD TAKE COVER NOW!

Damage was reported in Freeman MO just before 7pm..


BREAKING WEATHER: CONFIRMED TORNADO IN MIAMI COUNTY KS

A Tornado Warning is effect for Miami county KS at this time...

Miami county Sheriff's radio states the tornado is rising and lowering near Hillsdale along U.S. 169- moving eastward.

At 6:19 pm- "an injured camper" is being reported at the Scott Creek campground at  Lake Hillsdale in NW Miami county.

The injury is reported to be "minor."

Several trailers were damaged and/or destroyed by the tornado.

The Red Cross was called to assist "4" of the campers for temporary housing assistance.

At 6:21pm- the tornado is still visible to sheriff's deputies.

AT 6:26pm- MiCoSO reports "3 houses damaged in the area of 271st Street and Waverly Road.

As of 6:29pm- the tornado is still on the ground "about 2 miles east of (US) 169" heading toward the Louisburg area..

https://youtu.be/yTF08t3Tu3Y


The only NWS weather watch in effect at the time of this tornado was for flash flooding.


Check the newest CSW post for updates...



Thursday, September 17, 2015

BREAKING WEATHER: Wind Damage Reported in Platte County MO

Damage from strong thunderstorm winds has been reported in Weston MO in Platte county MO...


Trees on houses have been reported in the 1100 block of Washington Street and in the 17900 block of County P Highway.

Trees are also reported down and blocking Washington Street near Spring and Beaumont.

Cars have also been reported damaged in those areas by fallen tree limbs from the storm.

No injuries have been reported as of 10:50 pm Thursday night


A NWS Severe Thunderstorm Watch was and continues to be in effect for Platte county as well as Leavenworth county KS in the Kansas City Metro..