This blog warned people in Kansas City they were at risk of a tornado shortly after 8 o'clock this morning (scroll down). I gave up a couple of hours of my evening to make sure people in the Greater Kansas City area had the information they needed on the two major storms in the area. The NWS issued a tornado watch well before the first tornado and, as far as I can tell, they issued a tornado warning before the first damage occurred.
Here is what the KSHB-TV helicopter captured earlier this evening as a tornado made its way across Lees Summit, MO, a suburb of Kansas City (via Twitter).
Of course, meteorologists do what we do in order to save lives. As a meteorologist, I watch this and want to
It is extremely discouraging to listen to these people whooping and hollering rather than seeking shelter when the tornado comes close. I post this video as an example of what not to do.