Storms that packed 100 mph winds damaged buildings and toppled trees in the small town of Norborne, Mo., Wednesday night.
Straight-line winds hit the half-mile town of about 850 people at 6:50 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
In its 15-minute stay, the storm knocked down several trees and metal pole buildings. Various businesses sustained roof damage, and a brick building was knocked over.
“I don’t know how well constructed it was,” said Mike July of the National Weather Service.
After the storm passed through Norborne, it produced softball-sized hail east of Boonville.
Aside from a small funnel cloud west of Plattsburg, no tornadoes had developed by 10 p.m.
Also, despite damage reports in about two dozen towns hit by high winds, hail and flooding, no injuries have been reported.
The storm started in northeast Kansas in the early afternoon and fell apart after 9 p.m. before it reached Columbia.
Below are local weather and damage reports according to the National Weather Service:
•Pingpong-ball-size hail in Denton
•One-inch diameter hail south of Troy
•Golf ball-size hail south of the St. Joseph Airport
•Funnel cloud west of Plattsburg
•60 mph winds and tree limbs and power lines down south of Gower
•Quarter-sized hail south of Gower
•Trees down and large hail in Lathrop
•Quarter-size hail south of Cameron
•Two-feet deep water on Hwy-13 due to flash flooding in Polo
•Tree limbs down in Polo
•Pole barn destroyed 60 mph east of Knoxville
•75 mph winds 8 miles north of Richmond
•60 mph winds and large tree branches down in Carrollton
•60 mph winds northeast of Hardin
•70 mph winds two miles west of Grand Pass
•Large trees down and quarter-size hail north of Marshall
•Softball-size hail southeast of Boonville