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Tornado watch issued for southwest Kansas

Courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for portions of three states, including part of southwest Kansas.

The watch extends until 9 p.m. and includes 17 counties in Kansas: Clark, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Scott, Seward, Stanton and Stevens.

Among the cities included in the watch are Dodge City, Garden City, Liberal and Elkhart. The Oklahoma and Texas panhandles are also included in the watch.

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