KCUR News
2:22 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Tornadoes Touch Down in Kansas City

Kansas City, Mo. – The National Weather says at least two tornadoes it describes as very weak and brief have touched down and lifted near Kansas City, Mo. Warning sirens have been shut off downtown.

Meteorologist Julie Adolphson says there were no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage resulting from the
tornadoes reported in suburban Overland Park, Kan., and near Harrisonville, Mo., south of Kansas City.

Adolphson says the tornadoes at issue are short-lived and are considered at the weakest end of the rating scale. Such tornadoes don't pack winds greater than 75 mph, in many cases amounting to a swirling dust devil.