Hail and strong winds hit Mercer, Sullivan and Macon counties

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Severe weather struck Mercer, Sullivan, and Macon counties on Sunday, May 26, 2024, bringing hail and strong winds, as reported by the National Weather Service (NWS) in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO.

Mercer County

  • 9:00 PM: Law enforcement reported hail with an estimated diameter of 1.00 inch in Mercer.
  • 9:12 PM: A thunderstorm wind gust estimated at 60 mph was recorded 5 miles southeast of Mercer by the public.
  • 9:15 PM: Hail with an estimated diameter of 1.50 inches was observed 5 miles southeast of Mercer by the public.
  • 9:20 PM: The public reported hail with an estimated diameter of 2.00 inches 5 miles southeast of Mercer.

Sullivan County

  • 9:47 PM: Amateur radio reported hail with an estimated diameter of 1.75 inches 4 miles northwest of Milan.
  • 9:51 PM: Hail with an estimated diameter of 2.00 inches was observed 1 mile northeast of Milan by the public.
  • 9:55 PM: The public reported hail with an estimated diameter of 1.75 inches 8 miles north-northwest of Winigan, cracking windshields.

Macon County

  • 10:33 PM: The public measured a 3.00-inch hailstone in Macon.
  • 10:35 PM: Macon County dispatch reported tennis ball-sized hail (2.50 inch) at Samaritan Hospital in Macon.
  • 10:37 PM: The public observed hail with an estimated diameter of 1.00 inches 1 mile west-northwest of Ethel.
  • 10:38 PM: Hail with an estimated diameter of 1.25 inches was observed 1 mile north of Macon by the public, with accompanying 50 mph winds.
  • 11:05 PM: Macon County dispatch reported 60 mph winds and downed tree limbs in Macon during the second storm. Hail with an estimated diameter of 1.00 inch was also reported.

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