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Severe Weather Rumbles Thru Area With Heavy Rain, High Winds

Severe thunderstorms rumbled thru the Regional Radio listening area late Wednesday evening, bringing with it high winds, hail and lots of rain.

Storm spotters reported to the National Weather Service in Lincoln, that 3-quarter inch hail was reported 2 miles south of Pana, at 1:18 Wednesday afternoon.

Spotters reported to the Weather Service, that a funnel cloud was sighted 5 miles north of Sullivan at 1:25 Wednesday afternoon.

Wind gusts of 46 miles an hour were reported during the 9 o’clock hour at the Litchfield Airport, and 37 miles an hour at Ramsey Junior/Senior High School.

Rain totals included 1-point-48 inches at Lincoln, and 2-point-44 inches at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield.

Widespread damage has been reported in the metro St. Louis area. Egg size hail fell in the Pacific, Missouri area at mid-evening on Wednesday.

Temperatures are considerably cooler for the next several days, as a result of the cold front moving thru Wednesday night.

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