Orange = severe thunderstorm warning; purple = tornado warning. Funnel cloud reported near Higginsville, MO and the storm is moving toward Higginsville. Below is a view of the thunderstorm in question looking toward the east.
update 3:27pm Tornado on the ground! Via KMBC TV:
Sorry for the poor photo of my friend, Bryan Busby, KMBC TV, Kansas City. Their helicopter is on the storm.