Tornado warnings, thunderstorm warnings, hail, high winds, heavy rains, and power outages all plagued much of the Green Hills Region Wednesday night.
Tornado warnings were issued by the National Weather Service describing severe thunderstorms as capable of producing a tornado. Storm warning sirens also were sounded at Trenton when a tornado warning was issued about 10:30 last night for parts of Grundy County including Trenton, however, no reports of any actual tornado touchdowns were noted in the immediate listening area.
Power outages impacted customers of Trenton Municipal Utilities, KCP&L, and Grundy Electric Cooperative.
At 6 o’clock this morning, KTTN News spoke with TMU employee Adam Sharp for an update on the electrical outages across Trenton.
Grundy County Emergency Management reported KCP&L had about 300 customers lose power last night and into this morning.
Grundy County Emergency Management reports were submitted to the National Weather Service with thunderstorm wind damage and one-inch hail in Spickard as of 8 o’clock with numerous large trees reported down. Another report indicated 1-1/2 inch hail at Tindall about 8:30.
At 10:35, emergency management described areas of Trenton as having trees and power poles down due to thunderstorm winds. KTTN’s weather equipment noted a peak wind gust of at least 51 miles an hour last night at our studio location in downtown Trenton.
Several locations in other counties turned in reports of 60 plus mile an hour winds.
Below is time-lapse video of KTTN Radar Wednesday night showing how the storms developed in Southwest Iowa and moved east dropping into Missouri. The red boxes in the video indicate severe thunderstorm warnings while the pink boxes denote a tornado warning.
Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reported via Facebook that he’ll have a better assessment of damages this morning after daybreak.
The National Weather Service reports online included at 7:11 last evening, law enforcement noting tornado-like winds three miles north-northeast of Princeton that destroyed a barn with power lines down and other possible tornado-related damage.
Harrison County Emergency Management reported a possible tornado just before 7 pm two miles north of Cainsville which caused numerous trees to be uprooted, power poles snapped, and a barn destroyed there.
The National Weather Service reported at 8:53 pm that a storm chaser noted a tornado on the ground for a couple minutes, two miles west of Stanberry at the Nodaway/Gentry County line in Northwest Missouri.