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Tornado warnings in central Kansas

The National Weather Service has issued a couple of tornado warnings for segments of central Kansas.

The warnings cover portions of Kiowa, Edwards and Reno counties for thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes. Meteorologist Leon Wasinger said landspouts, or “gustnadoes,” are the most likely threat from the storms.

Landspouts are typically weak and short-lived, but residents should nonetheless seek shelter as a precaution.

The storms are moving slowly, at 10 to 15 miles an hour.