Area Experiences Stormy Saturday Night

Storms which spawned Tornado Warnings and brought destructive hail impacted the region Saturday evening.

The storm activity including Tornado Warnings initially issued for Nodaway County and Gentry County after initial reports of 1 inch hail were reported to the National Weather Service from Atchison County. Nodaway County hail was reported at 1.75 inches. The Tornado Warnings were issued when radar indicated rotation from the storm.

The storms also traveled rather slowly, and that factor led to more damage. The storm impacted Conception and Stanberry and continued heading west towards Albany and New Hampton. The storm continued to show rotation by radar, so the Tornado Warnings remained in effect. The storm continued to produce quarter, ping pong, tennis ball, baseball, and even grapefruit size hail as it continued heading east across southern Harrison and northern Daviess Counties. There were also wind gusts estimated to be between 60 and 70 miles per hour. 2.75 inch hail was reported at Pattonsburg. A 4 inch hail report came from near Gilman City.

The strength of the storms continued to spawn Severe Thunderstorm Warnings through Harrison County, and those warnings were upgraded to Tornado Warnings in Grundy County. The collapse of a house and building damage which covered Highway 6 was also confirmed to the National Weather Service.

The storm stayed strong enough to keep tornado warning storm characteristics as it moved through Linn County Saturday evening.

Hail located near Pattonsburg brought into KAAN Studio
Hail from Saturday storm at Conception
Hail sent from Conception Storm Saturday