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Weather : Strong Line Of Thunderstorms Rakes Area
Posted by Tom on 2014/4/28 10:10:00 (213 reads) News by the same author

While the tornadic storms predicted by the National Weather Service stayed well south of northern Missouri, a strong line of thunderstorms rolled through the region just past the noon hour on Sunday, bringing hail, high winds, and sporadic damage reports.

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The line of thunderstorms showed a steady strength, even growing stronger as it moved into eastern Iowa by mid-to-late afternoon, with tornado warnings for those locations.

Damage reports in Missouri included "road signs blown down and a tin roof blown from a shed" at Meadville (1:59 PM), "tree limbs down" at Chillicothe (1:55 PM), 10 inch diameter tree limbs broken" at Laredo (1:59 PM), "power lines down" at Bucklin (2:12 PM), and "a large hog barn blown apart and 6 to 12 inch trees down" six miles south of Unionville (2:20 PM).

One inch diameter hail was reported ten miles south of Pattonsburg (12:50 PM), and at Chillicothe (1:55 PM). Chillicothe also had reports of 3/4 inch hail, and wind gusts of 60 to 70 miles per hour. Three separate reports of 3/4 inch hail came in from Sullivan County between 2:10 and 2:25 PM, with two reports from Milan, and the later report coming seven miles west of Pollock.

The system that caused the nasty weather (and deadly weather across Arkansas), will slowly slide east of Missouri today. Areas near the Mississippi River, including St. Louis, are in a risk area of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes again by Monday afternoon, but the north-central Missouri area is expected to remain west of the expected severe storms.

Here is the updated National Weather Service from Pleasant Hill:

This Afternoon: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. South wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: A slight chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Southwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday: Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 56. Southwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 39. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 53. Northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday: A chance of showers after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.

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