Doomsday KC

Doomsday KC

Brief storm left many long-lasting impacts

About 10:30 on the morning of May 11, 1886, the skies above downtown Kansas City changed from radiant blue to murky green, a sight that witnesses would never forget. A giant cloud formation barreling in from the southwest paused over the south bank of the Missouri River, casting darkness onto Lathrop School at Eighth and May streets.

Mourners gather to pray in parking lot of ‘Ride The Ducks’ in Branson

Mourners gather to pray around a large passenger van that remains in the parking lot of the 'Ride The Ducks' attraction in Branson, Mo.