National Weather Service issues Tornado Watch for counties in north Missouri

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The National Weather Service (NWS) in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, Missouri, has issued a Tornado Watch effective until 11 pm on April 1, 2024, for a wide area in Missouri. The watch is in response to potential severe weather conditions that could lead to tornadoes.

The counties included in the watch in Missouri are as follows:

  • In Central Missouri: Cooper, Howard, Pettis, Saline
  • In North Central Missouri: Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Randolph
  • In Northwest Missouri: Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton, DeKalb, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway, Worth
  • In West Central Missouri: Bates, Cass, Clay, Henry, Jackson, Johnson MO, Lafayette, Platte, Ray

This Tornado Watch encompasses numerous communities, including, but not limited to, Adrian, Albany, Belton, Bethany, Boonville, Braymer, Breckenridge, Brookfield, Brunswick, Butler, Cameron, Carrollton, Chillicothe, Clarksdale, Clinton, Concordia, Country Club Villa, Craig, Elwood, Excelsior Springs, Fayette, Forest City, Fort Leavenworth, Gallatin, Gladstone, Glasgow, Grant City, Hamilton, Harrisonville, Higginsville, Highland, Independence, Jamesport, Kansas City, Kearney, Keytesville, King City, La Cygne, La Plata, Lansing, Lathrop, Lawson, Leavenworth, Lenexa, Lexington, Liberty, Louisburg, Macon, Maitland, Marceline, Marshall, Maryville, Maysville, Moberly, Mound City, New Franklin, Odessa, Olathe, Oregon, Osawatomie, Osborn, Overland Park, Paola, Parkville, Platte City, Plattsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Polo, Raymore, Rich Hill, Richmond, Riverside, Salisbury, Savannah, Sedalia, Shawnee, St. Joseph, Stanberry, Stanley, Stewartsville, Trenton, Troy, Union Star, Warrensburg, Wathena, Weatherby Lake, Weston, and Windsor.

Residents in these areas are advised to monitor the weather situation closely and be prepared to take shelter if a tornado is spotted or if a new warning is issued.

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