The atmospheric environment proved favorable for severe thunderstorms Sunday morning ahead of an advancing cold front that will cool us into the 80s through next week.
The front coupled with plenty of moisture and some instability helped these storms reach severe criteria, with several places reporting wind damage through the 12:00 p.m. time frame.
Much of the damage occurred in Benton, Camden, Maries, Miller, Morgan, and Pettis counties between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Some of the damage reports are listed below by county:
Benton: A large tree and power pole were down, blocking a roadway near Warsaw.Camden: Trees were downed and docks damaged at Coffman Bend near Laurie. A boat dock was damaged and detached, trees downed, and a wind gust of 67 mph was reported near the Village of Four Seasons. A 12" diameter tree was downed near Zora.Maries: A tree was downed on Co. Rd. 513 near Vienna.Miller: Trees and powerlines were downed near Rocky Mount and Kaiser, and power outages were reported in Osage Beach.Morgan: Numerous trees and powerlines were downed in Versailles and surrounding areas.Pettis: Trees were and powerlines were downed in La Monte, and a 59 mph wind gust was reported at the Sedalia airport.
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