Right now we feature a round-up that started with DOWNTOWN ABLAZE FOR A FEW SECONDS and then a great deal of "chaos" from across the windswept Midwest.

Here is a peek at the damage on a 70 degree December day that was all predicted by AOC via our TKC news collection . . .

Grass fire near downtown loop reminder of wind danger Wednesday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Despite being put out quickly, a grass fire on the south side of the downtown loop is a reminder of the wind danger in the area on Wednesday. Near the westbound lanes of I-670, a fire prompted delays as fire crews arrived to put it out before it could cause major damage.

Updates: High winds in Kansas causing power outages, dark skies and highway closings due to overturned semis

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Strong sustained winds between 30 mph and 40 mph are occurring across Kansas. Gusts already are reaching more than 80 mph. As of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, over 119,000 Kansans are without power. Here are the electric companies across the state that have reported outages: The wind is causing low visibility on roads across Kansas due to blowing dust.

High winds too much for some 18-wheelers on Missouri, Kansas highways

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Strong winds can make it difficult to drive and control tractor-trailers and other high-profile vehicles. Highway troopers said it also makes the roads dangerous for other drivers. The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for much of the Kansas City metro Wednesday.

High winds hit the area, as Kansas City endures 60-mph gusts

KANSAS CITY METRO (KCTV) -- The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for 9 a.m. to midnight Wednesday, with winds expected to reach as high as 60 miles per hour. Those in the metro should expect sustained winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour, with 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts possible.

High winds knock tree into Overland Park home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The strong winds hitting the Kansas City-area caused a tree to break and knock into a house in Overland Park, Kansas. According to Overland Park Fire Department spokesperson Jason Rhodes, it was a dead tree. The incident happened in the 6300 block of west 72nd Terrace.

Is climate change connected to recent extreme weather?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Midwest has been exposed to extreme weather conditions rarely seen in December. On Wednesday, Dec. 15, Kansas City recorded temperatures in the 70s and a high wind warning was issued.

Power lines knocked down by high winds damages school bus in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The high winds in the Kansas City area continued to cause damaged Wednesday afternoon. Power lines broke and rammed into the windshield of a school bus near Euclid Avenue and east 55th Street. Fortunately no children were on the bus and the driver suffered no injuries.

NOAA radio transmitters down, Metro weather radios affected

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A transmitter that services the Kansas City area NOAA weather radios is down, impacting users ahead of a very active weather day. The transmitter, located in Independence, services all surrounding counties in the Metro, including Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte in Missouri and Douglas, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte in Kansas.

Thousands without power in Kansas City area as high winds cause outages

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Thousands of customers are without electricity Wednesday as the Kansas City area deals with a high wind warning. Wind speeds around 50-60 mph are causing tree damage, downed power lines and other outages throughout the area.

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