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Statewide tornado drill push alert experiences glitch

The National Weather Service in St. Louis has apologized for the error.

Posted: Mar 2, 2021 3:22 PM
Updated: Mar 3, 2021 8:42 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) This morning's statewide tornado drill didn't go off exactly as planned.

A push alert sent out Tuesday morning said there was a tornado warning in the area but it forgot to mention it was only a drill.

The National Weather Service in St. Louis has apologized for the error.

The agency blamed the mishap on a malfunction between the NWS and the Weather Emergency Alert System.

St. Joseph
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Clarinda
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St. Joseph
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Chillicothe/Agri
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Falls City
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Temperatures have dropped down below freezing for many this morning with mostly clear skies creating a few areas of frost. Today temperatures will struggle to warm up again into the upper 40s and lower 50s with a mix of sun and clouds. Tonight temperatures will drop into the upper 20s and lower 30s again providing another frosty morning on Thursday. Southerly winds will return on Thursday helping to slowly warm temperatures back up into the upper 50s. Most of the day Thursday will be dry but rain chances will start to increase after about 6 PM. Rain chances will continue for the first half of the day Friday before moving out of our area. The weekend looks comfortable and spring like with temperatures in the 60s and 70s under mostly sunny skies. The warm up continues into next week with highs in the 70s and 80s on Monday.
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