The National Weather Service confirmed a large and very dangerous tornado near Lake City, Kansas at 7:01 p.m. CT that was moving NE at 35 mph.
It’s advised to take shelter immediately.
Tornadoes or just a tornado was spotted on the ground near the Kansas towns Coldwater, Medicine Lodge, Buttermilk and Protection on Wednesday evening.
Photos posted on Twitter showed the apparent tornado or tornadoes.
— Jeff Piotrowski (@Jeff_Piotrowski) April 8, 2015
Tornado on ground SE of cold water pic.twitter.com/9FmxpKAYz8
— SevereChase (@severechase) April 8, 2015
— Tornado Trackers (@tornadotrackers) April 8, 2015
The National Weather Service in Dodge City confirmed there was a tornado on the ground in Buttermilk.
It’s unclear if there was any damage done.
— Johnny Kelly (@stormchaser4850) April 8, 2015
Residents in the area should take shelter immediately.
Meanwhile, severe thunderstorms making their way across Missouri are packing 70 mph winds and several are capable of producing tornadoes.
Weather spotters reported a funnel cloud at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday near Potosi in eastern Missouri, while an hour earlier the Bates County emergency manager reported an EF-0 tornado in southwest Missouri that destroyed a 60-foot machine shop.
Several eastern Missouri counties have been placed under tornado warnings. Officials in Washington and St. Francois counties have received reports of flooding, along with downed trees and power lines. Part of a room was blown off a building west of Potosi, but no one was hurt.
Meanwhile a band of intense thunderstorms was moving into the western part of the state from southwestKansas, bringing reports of high winds and ping pong ball-size hail.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.