Severe thunderstorms producing 60 plus mile per hour winds moved through the Ozarks early Monday morning after midnight. The National Weather Service says some of the damage reports received include the roofs being blown off three mobile homes at Business 60 and Farm Road 1104 east of Monett, part of a roof taken off a turkey house on Farm Road 1090 near Washburn, a flag pole down across from a school and a tree blocking a city street in Ava, a power outage in the Huckabee area of northern Polk/southern Hickory County, limbs down in the roadway in Flemington east of Humansville, pieces of a barn on a fence and power lines down to the east of County Road 50 and Nutmeg in Jasper County in the Avilla area, a flag at the McDonald’s in Republic ripped from the top of the pole and dangling near the ground with lawn furniture also blown around in Republic, and reports of 56-58 mile per hour wind gusts in Bolivar, Willard and Walnut Shade.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for all of southwest Missouri until noon Monday. We’ll have south winds at 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour expected.
4:50 a.m. UPDATE: The city of Nixa says an electric utility pole, which is part of Empire Electric’s system which passes through the city along Main Street, has been damaged and electric crews are on the way to address the issue. However, the damaged pole presents a danger to traffic along a section of Main Street, so Nixa Police have Main Street shut down between Slim Wilson and Aldersgate. Residents along Scott Wayne, Deanna and Hunter will have no access to Main Street until the situation is made safe for drivers.
3:25 a.m. UPDATE: The final remaining severe thunderstorm warnings in the eastern Ozarks have been allowed to expire. Gusty winds of 50 + miles per hour will be possible as these storms track north and east, but the severe wind threat is waning.
3:02 a.m. UPDATE: The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for eastern Christian, southeastern Dallas, and north central Taney Counties is cancelled. The storms have moved out of the warned area. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 3:15 a.m. for eastern Webster, Wright, western Douglas, and western Laclede Counties. 60 mile per hour winds are still possible with these storms as they move through Ava, Seymour, Mansfield, Conway, Norwood and Lebanon.
3:00 a.m. UPDATE: The Tornado Warning for northwestern Camden County has been cancelled. The tornado threat has diminished. However, damaging winds remain likely.
2:48 a.m. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has cancelled the Tornado Warning for eastern Hickory and northwestern Dallas Counties because the storm has moved out of those areas. A Tornado Warning remains in effect for northwestern Camden County until 3:00 a.m.
2:31 a.m. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Webster, eastern Christian, southeastern Dallas, Wright, western Douglas, north central Taney, and western Laclede Counties until 3:15 a.m. 60 mile per hour winds are expected with these storms as they move through Marshfield, Rogersville, Ava, Forsyth, Seymour, Lebanon, Fordland, Conway, Hartville and Mansfield.
2:27 a.m. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for northwestern Dallas, eastern Hickory and northwestern Camden Counties until 3:00 a.m. Severe storms capable of producing a tornado were located along a line extending from seven miles east of Hermitage to near Urbana to ten miles north of Buffalo, moving northeast at 65 miles per hour. This is radar indicated rotation. Locations impacted include Lake of the Ozarks, Urbana, Macks Creek, Preston, and Climax Springs.
2:15 a.m. UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 2:30 a.m. Monday for southern Hickory and eastern Polk Counties, with 60 mile per hour winds possible. Also, the Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northwestern Christian County was cancelled at 2:13 a.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect for southwestern Webster and eastern Greene Counties until 2:45 a.m.
2:00 a.m. UPDATE: The Tornado Warning for southeastern Cedar and northeastern Dade County has been allowed to expire. The tornado threat has diminished, but damaging winds remain likely.
1:59 a.m. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for southwestern Webster, northeastern Christian and southeastern Greene Counties until 2:45 a.m. Severe storms are located along a line extending from seven miles southwest of Willard to near Republic to near Clever, moving northeast at 55 miles per hour. 60 mile per hour winds are possible with storms moving through Springfield, Nixa, Ozark, Republic, Battlefield, Rogersville, Strafford, Clever, Fair Grove, Fremont Hills, Fordland, Brookline, Turners, Northview, Linden and Boaz.
1:52 a.m. UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 2:15 a.m. for northern Greene, southern Polk, northeastern Lawrence, northern Greene and southeastern Dade Counties. Severe storms were located along a line extending from Everton to near Ash Grove, moving northeast at 65 miles per hour. 60 mile per hour winds are possible.
1:49 a.m. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for southern Hickory, eastern Cedar, Polk, southeastern St. Clair and northeastern Dade Counties until 2:30 a.m. 60 mile per hour winds are possible.
1:30 a.m. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for southeastern Cedar and Dade Counties until 2:00 a.m. Monday. Tornado producing storms were located along a line extending from near Golden City to near Lockwood to southeast of Greenfield, moving northeast at 60 miles per hour. This is a radar confirmed tornado and will affect Stockton, Greenfield, Lockwood, Dadeville, Arcola, Pennsboro and Sylvania
UPDATE: The Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for southern Barton and northern Jasper Counties has been canceled at 1:00 a.m. The National Weather Service says the storms that prompted the warning have weakened below severe limits. In addition the Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Newton, McDonald and southern Jasper Counties was allowed to expire at 1:00 a.m.
Original Story: The main threat from storms entering southwest Missouri after midnight Monday morning is 60 mile per hour winds.
The storms that prompted tornado warnings in Oklahoma have shown a weakening trend as they approached southwest Missouri late Sunday night.
The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Newton, McDonald and southern Jasper Counties until 1:00 a.m. and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for southern Barton and northern Jasper Counties until 1:15 a.m.
60 mile per hour wind gusts are the biggest threats with both of these storms as they move through the Joplin, Carthage and Lamar areas.
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