Lightning strikes the ground and spreads into the sky as a lightning crawler nears Jeanette,
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Severe Weather Rips Through The Ozarks Once Again

Many are still recovering from the multiple lines of severe weather that moved across the Ozarks late Monday night into early Tuesday morning.

Beginning around 11:30pm Monday night and lasting until around 3:45am Tuesday morning, the storms spawned apparent tornadoes, brought down trees and powerlines, caused power outages, and damaged vehicles and buildings in southwest Missouri.

This includes reports of trees being down in Greene County near the intersection of Highway H and Farm Road 26, a roof torn off a home in Joplin,

Jasper County also reported severe powerline damage in Brooklyn Heights and Newton County was the site of a tree falling on a home off Suburban Terrace and Grand Falls Boulevard.

A radar confirmed tornado touched down near Willard, three miles west of the Green Hills Golf Course.

Greene County had two different tornado warnings, one for northern Greene County and the Willard, Ash Grove and Bois D’Arc areas, with another warning for northeastern Greene County and the Fair Grove and Ebeneezer areas. Both warnings expired or were cancelled by 1:00 am Tuesday.