Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Most of Fulton escaped a hail storm that battered much of Callaway County early Tuesday morning but a tornado watch and a hazardous weather warning was issued Tuesday afternoon and night for the Mid-Missouri counties of Callaway, Audrain, Boone, Cole, Camden, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, and Osage.
The National Weather Service predicted “a significant outbreak of severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong tornadoes, hail larger than golf ball size and damaging straight line wind gusts. Locally heavy rainfall also is possible.”
Thunderstorms also are likely today. Another storm is expected to move through the area Thursday through Friday along with severe weather.
There is a continued chance of thunderstorms Saturday night through next Monday, the National Weather Service predicted.
Mark Tate of the Holts Summit Street Department reported hail hit Holts Summit and New Bloomfield shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday.
Mokane residents also reported hail hit in two waves about 3:15 a.m. and later at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday
Jefferson City also was battered by hail in two storms that hit after 3 a.m. and again between 3:30 a.m. and 3:40 a.m. Marble and golf-ball sized hail was reported throughout the area early Tuesday.