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Missouri and Kansas to conduct statewide tornado drill Tuesday

Monday officially kicks off Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Missouri and Kansas and on Tuesday, both states will conduct a statewide tornado drill.

Posted: Mar 4, 2019 11:02 AM
Updated: Mar 4, 2019 1:20 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Monday officially kicks off Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Missouri and Kansas and on Tuesday, both states will conduct a statewide tornado drill.

The drill will happen on Tuesday, March 5, at 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

The NWS Kansas City office will issue a test tornado warning as part of the drill. Local sirens, weather radios, and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be activated for the test.

Local schools and residents are asked to participate in this drill.

The purpose behind the drill is to test people's readiness for severe weather events such as tornadoes, flash floods and damaging winds. 

For more information about the drill, click here.

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Above average temperatures will continue today with highs in the mid to upper 80s. A cold front will move through the area late this afternoon in the early evening giving us the chance for a few showers and storms. A few isolated showers and storms have developed ahead of the front and could give us the chance for rain late this morning as well. Winds will be breezy today from the south ahead of our cold front. Once the cold front moves through, temperatures will be much cooler for the rest of the week. Highs will be below average in the 70s. Dry and sunny conditions look to continue through the rest of the work week into the weekend.
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