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2-inch size hail and a tornado were part of severe weather that pounded the Regional Radio listening area Monday evening.


Trained weather spotters tracked a tornado on the ground starting at Virginia, Illinois in Cass County at 5:05.  It traveled near Pleasant Plains, Dawson, then was at Mechanicsburg at 6:15.  It was confirmed still on the ground in the Niantic-Harristown area, and over Mount Zion during the 7 o'clock hour.


Hail, ranging from ping pong ball and golf ball size, and as large as 2-inches, fell with the leading edge of thunderstorms that moved thru our area.


No injuries or damage have been reported so far in the Regional Radio listening area.

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