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Tornado spotted Tuesday in Jackson County, Kansas; warning expires

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A tornado warning was issued for parts of Shawnee County and Jackson County in Kansas Tuesday evening.

A tornado was observed, the National Weather Service said about 6:50 p.m.

The warning was extended to 7:15 p.m. in areas around Holton, Mayetta and Denison. It has since expired.

The warning was issued earlier for a damaging tornado and ping pong-size hail, according to the weather service.

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A photo shows the view looking north at Silver Lake, Kansas, Tuesday. The National Weather Service said about 6:50 p.m. that a tornado had been observed in the area. Photo courtesy of Macaila Saia

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Photo courtesy of Macaila Saia

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Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.

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