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Huge Hail, Strong Winds Slam Midwest on Monday

4 May 2020, 12:34 pm

A series of severe thunderstorms rocked parts of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas with up to baseball-sized hail, 70 mph winds and several tornado warnings on Monday.

Take a look at just some of the dramatic footage from Monday’s severe storms, many of which took place on Monday morning:

As of Monday afternoon, up to 80 mph winds had been recorded in parts of Missouri, and up to softball-sized hail had been measured in Arkansas.

 

As of Monday afternoon, around 40,000 customers remained without power in Missouri and another 4,000 were in the dark in Kansas, according to power data tracking website poweroutage.us.

Severe weather alerts remain in place into Monday evening. Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on these dangerous storms.

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