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Southeast Kansas still in storm radar blind spot

JOPLIN, Mo. — A new radar system helped meteorologists in Oklahoma detect debris from a tornado just as it was hitting Quapaw last month, but a similar radar in Missouri failed to see debris from the same storm when the EF2 twister bore moments later through Baxter Springs, Kan. Because of the earth’s curvature, part of southeast Kansas is in a blind spot where the new dual-polarization…