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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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Dangerous heat will move into the area today with highs reaching the upper 90s to triple digits. Heat index values will likely be between 100-106. Use caution when spending time outside this afternoon. Hot and humid conditions will continue on Friday with highs back in the upper 90s and lower 100s with heat index values reaching triple digits. A cold front will move through the area Friday afternoon into the evening bringing the chance for a few showers and thunderstorms. Scattered rain chances will continue through the weekend with highs in the lower 90s. Highs in the 80s will return for the beginning of next week.
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