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US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri

After a marginally hot day on Tuesday (HI 95-100), heat indices will rise to between 105 and 110 degrees Wednesday through Saturday across the entire region. Co...nfidence in the extreme heat lasting from Wed-Sat is highest along and south of HWY 36. Areas north of HWY 36 will have HI values 105 to 110 Wednesday through Friday, but Saturday could see some storms and clouds, which may keep conditions slightly cooler. Air quality will be compromised all week due to the warm conditions. Watch those pets and keep them cool.

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US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri added 2 new photos.

Headed outside today? Two things to be aware of: dangerous heat, and strong to possibly severe storms. Stay weather aware this afternoon and evening, and be sure to have a way of receiving warnings!

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Weather for Henry Co.... The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a * Tornado Warning for... Southern Henry County in west central Missouri... * Until 145 PM CDT * At 115 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Clinton, moving southeast at 40 mph. HAZARD...Tornado and baseball size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. * Locations impacted include... Clinton, Deepwater, Montrose, Coal, Brownington, Tightwad, La Due and Truman Lake. TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED HAIL...2.75IN

A Tornado Warning has been issued for Henry County until 1:45 PM.

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Some info is trickling in. Here you go. We will get more out soon.

Henry County has been placed under a Tornado Watch until 7:00 PM.

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Henry County has been placed under a Thunderstorm Warning until 1:45 PM.

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The NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Moderate Risk for tomorrow. Kansas City Metro is under a Enhanced. So far models are coming into agreement abo...ut a significant weather event for tomorrow and tomorrow evening. All modes of Weather are possible for the Enhanced and Moderate areas including Large Damaging Hail, Damaging Winds and Tornadoes. Stay weather aware tomorrow and stay tuned for further information. PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY traveling this weekend.

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City of Calhoun and surrounding areas will be without electrical power from 1030 am to 3 pm today.

Make sure to keep a close eye on the weather as storms develop!

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US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri

Lots of things to watch today as a strong area of low pressure impacts the region. Isolated strong to severe storms will be possible south of I-70 this afternoo...n and evening, with widespread showers expected region-wide through early Friday. Please remain weather aware, especially for areas south of the Kansas City metro

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Henry County 911 Emergency Communications

A new feature coming to Henry County is texting to 911! We are excited about this new addition to the 911 family and want the public to know some facts before w...e get started! On April 3, 2017 our text-to-911 will become live and ready to receive messages. "Call if you can, Text if you can't"

*What is text-to-911?
Text-to-911 refers to the ability to send text messages to the local 9-1-1 call center during an emergency. Very few 9-1-1 call centers can receive text messages; they can only receive voice calls, about two-thirds of which come from wireless phones.

*What are the benefits of text-to-911?
There will be many benefits to the public, especially in cases where the caller cannot communicate verbally. For example, text-to-911 will be useful to the hearing,deaf or speech-impaired. Text to 9-1-1 could also help in situations when a crime is in progress; the caller is facing domestic abuse; the caller is injured and cannot speak; or other situations.

*Below are a few things to know if you need to text 9-1-1:
1. Text location information is NOT equal to your current location technology.
2.Like other text messages, 9-1-1 messages can take longer to receive, can get out of order or may not be received at all.
3.Text-to-911 is NOT available if you are "roaming".
4. A text or data plan IS required to place at text-to-911
5.Pictures and videos CANNOT be sent to 9-1-1 at this time.
6. The location on your device MUST be ON in order for your text to go through!
7. If texting to 9-1-1 is not available in your area, or is temporarily down, you will get a message saying that texting 9-1-1 is not available and to contact 9-1-1 by other means.

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#BREAKING: The Kansas City metro is now under an ENHANCED risk of seeing severe weather tonight, including tornadoes. Please SHARE this critical information with your family and friends so that they're aware!

The forecast: http://www.kmbc.com/…/strong-to-severe-storms-could…/9095498

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US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri

Very high fire danger today and Saturday, especially for eastern Kansas & western Missouri. Please don't start any fires today - they could easily get out of control!

Weather for Henry Co.... ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING. * TIMING...LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING. * WINDS...GUSTS EXCEEDING 45MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. * IMPACTS...CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...PARTICULARLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...AND BLOW LOOSE...LIGHTWEIGHT OBJECTS AROUND.

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US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri

Plan on some extra time to make it to your destination tomorrow morning because overnight snow is going to slow things down. This will be a very light, fluffy ...snow (the kind you can clear with a leaf blower) and should be tapering off by sunrise, but up to 3 inches of accumulation could still cause some slippery roads out there. Areas in orange have the highest likelihood of travel problems and a winter weather advisory is in effect for these locations for tonight and tomorrow morning.

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US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri added 2 new photos.

**Updated** Noon expected snowfall totals for the area. Widespread snow still on tap for the area. Perhaps looking at slightly decreased amounts, but snow shoul...d accumulate just fine this evening. Stay off the roads if you don't need to be driving, and if you do head out, use extreme caution and have your vehicle prepared for winter weather safety.

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