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2 tornadoes confirmed in KC area by NWS

EF1 touched down in Blue Springs-Grain Valley area, EF0 recorded in northeastern Platte County
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Posted at 5:44 PM, May 07, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two tornadoes touched down late Monday night in the Kansas City area, the National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday.

Just before 11 p.m., an EF0 was recorded in northeastern Platte County.

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The storm saw peak winds of 80 mph, a path length of 6.22 miles and a path width of 50 yards.

NWS said the narrow storm began in Ferrelview and ended near the Platte-Clay county line, lasting 7 minutes.

Damage was primarily contained to trees.

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The second tornado affected the Blue Springs-Grain Valley area.

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Categorized as an EF1, the storm clocked peak winds of 100 mph, a path length of 5.5 miles and a path width of 75 yards.

At 11:26 p.m., the tornado touched down in north-northwest Lake Lotawana. At 11:35 p.m., the storm ended in north Grain Valley.

Grain Valley suffered the most significant damage, per NWS.

The weather service said an RV dealership — near the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 — was greatly affected as several trailers were moved and two were flipped into a ditch.

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Earlier Tuesday, NWS KC reported a team was out surveying damage at six locations. At 4:55 p.m., an NWS social media post stated a crew was still in the field.

Additionally, NWS Topeka confirmed Tuesday an EF0 touched down Monday night in southern Riley County.