Boone County under tornado watch

Friday, April 23, 2010 | 7:31 p.m. CDT; updated 10:36 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 5, 2010

COLUMBIA  — The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Boone County.

The watch is in effect until midnight and includes much of northeast Missouri.

Around 6:56 p.m., weather spotters reported a tornado touched down five miles northwest of Warrenton.

The weather service issues a tornado watch when weather conditions are right for a tornado to form. Tornado warnings are issued when a tornado is spotted.

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