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After over 2 months of practically no rain, thunderstorms moved thru the Regional Radio listening area late Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening, bringing high winds and hail.

The National Weather Service in Lincoln issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Christian County, Saturday evening, after 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts and quarter-inch hail were reported 2 miles southwest of Taylorville at 6:30 Saturday night.

The storms caused numerous power outages. Ameren reported that the Saturday night storms sent 536 Taylorville customers, 461 Rochester customers, and several hundred customers in St. Peter in Fayette County, into the dark.

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