Severe Thunderstorms Move through the Ozarks Late Wednesday Night Into Early Thursday
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Severe Thunderstorms Move through the Ozarks Late Wednesday Night Into Early Thursday

Damaging winds and and large hail accompanied severe thunderstorms that swept across the Ozarks late Wednesday night.

We had reports from emergency management in Camden County of golf ball to softball size hail Wednesday night in Edwards.

We also had a report of a 64 mile per hour wind gust with a storm moving through the Webb City area at 12:52 a.m. Thursday.

Radar-indicated rotation led to a Tornado Warning being issued for the Marshfield area at 1:00 a.m.

The storm also prompted a Tornado Warning for the Fordland and Diggins areas along Highway 60, and later in the Mountain Grove and Cabool areas.

We have had no reports of a tornado touchdown as each of the warnings were based on radar-indicated rotation.

Pittsburg in eastern Kansas was hit hard by the storm, with reports of trees down, widespread power outages, numerous stranded vehicles, and a couple of water rescues from flash flooding.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remained in effect for the Springfield area and counties along and just north of I-44 until 5:00 a.m. This represents an extension of the watch that had originally been issued until 3:00 a.m. for all of southwest Missouri.