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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.

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There is a chance for scattered showers this afternoon across northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri, however a better chance for showers and storms will return tonight into the overnight hours. A few storms could be on the strong to severe side overnight. Scattered showers and storms will continue off and on mainly through the morning and afternoon hours on Saturday. Temperatures will be much cooler on Saturday with highs in the mid 80s. Dry and sunny conditions will take over on Sunday and continue into next week as temperatures stay seasonal.
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