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Severe Thunderstorms Produce Large Hail South of I-44 Sunday Evening

Severe thunderstorms produced strong wind gusts and up to golf ball size hail, along with continuous cloud to ground lightning and heavy rain as they tracked across the southern Ozarks Sunday night.

As of late Sunday night, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch remained in effect for Taney, Ozark and Howell Counties until 4:00 a.m. Monday.

The National Weather Service allowed the watch to be cancelled around 11:00 p.m. for Barry, Christian, Douglas, McDonald and Stone Counties saying those areas were in the clear as the storms tracked along the Missouri-Arkansas state line.

The National Weather Service allowed a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Taney County to expire at 10:45 p.m. Sunday.

The storm, which originally included a warning for southeastern Stone County, produced large hail, with reports of golf ball size hail north of Blue Eye reported by the public at 9:57 p.m.

Half dollar size hail was reported in the Table Rock area around 10:15 p.m. Sunday.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for northeastern Ozark and southeastern Douglas Counties was allowed to expire at 10:00 p.m.

Spotters reported pea size hail in Drury as part of that storm, with nickel size hail north of Gentryville.

Pea to dime size hail was reported in Gentryville as well around 9:30 p.m.

Earlier, we had Severe Thunderstorm Warning for portions of Christian, Douglas and Taney Counties.

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