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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • NWS issues tornado watch for Leavenworth, other counties

  • The National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill, Mo., placed Leavenworth County, along with much of the Kansas City metropolitan area, under a tornado watch.
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  • The National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill, Mo., placed Leavenworth County, along with much of the Kansas City metropolitan area, under a tornado watch.
    The watch was issued at 10 a.m. for Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Bourbon, Johnson, Miami, Cherokee, Crawford and Linn counties.
    The NWS also issued a flood warning for Stranger Creek, both at Easton and in Tonganoxie and urged motorists not to drive through water covering the roadway.
    Both warnings accompanied severe thunderstorms expected to move through the area Wednesday, bringing afternoon rainfall of up to two to four inches.
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