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By Stan Finger
The Wichita Eagle 

Tornado warning accuracy declines since Greensburg incident


GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Forecasters knew there could be severe weather in southern Kansas on the first Friday in May 10 years ago — but nobody expected anything like what happened.

A massive tornado was churning north through the Gypsum Hills, illuminated only by lightning flashes.

"It lit up like a Christmas tree" on radar, said Mike Umscheid, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service who was on duty in the Dodge City branch on May 4, 2007.

The tornado's winds were so strong they registered only as garbled numbers on the radar. But storm chasers were calling in reports of a lar...

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