The National Weather Service in Springfield issued this summary of storm reports across the region:
A strong area of low pressure tracked north of the Missouri Ozark during the day on Thursday. Strong and gusty southerly winds developed to the south of this low pressure, with several reports of wind gusts in the 40 to 50 mph range. The Joplin observing station measured a wind gust of 53 mph around 130 PM on Thursday.
Meanwhile, these strong southerly winds brought mild conditions along with increasing moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms then developed from Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening out ahead of an approaching cold front. Several of these storms produced large hail, with a few reports of ping pong ball size hail in Morgan County.
This activity then consolidated into a broken line of storms and pushed across the central and eastern Missouri Ozarks later Thursday evening. A few more reports of large hail were received with these storms.
0434 PM HAIL WARSAW 38.24N 93.38W
03/27/2014 E1.00 INCH BENTON MO EMERGENCY MNGR
REPORTED JUST SOUTH OF WARSAW.
0443 PM HAIL 2 W SYRACUSE 38.67N 92.91W
03/27/2014 E1.00 INCH MORGAN MO EMERGENCY MNGR
QUARTER SIZED HAIL REPORTED JUST WEST OF SYRACUSE.
0513 PM HAIL 3 S VERSAILLES 38.39N 92.84W
03/27/2014 E1.00 INCH MORGAN MO LAW ENFORCEMENT
0518 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 2 ENE GRAVOIS MILLS 38.32N 92.79W
03/27/2014 MORGAN MO PUBLIC
0520 PM HAIL BARNETT 38.38N 92.67W
03/27/2014 E1.50 INCH MORGAN MO LAW ENFORCEMENT
0545 PM HAIL GRAVOIS MILLS 38.31N 92.83W
03/27/2014 E1.00 INCH MORGAN MO CO-OP OBSERVER
0640 PM HAIL 5 N STRAFFORD 37.34N 93.12W
03/27/2014 E1.00 INCH GREENE MO PUBLIC
0642 PM HAIL FAIR GROVE 37.38N 93.15W
03/27/2014 E0.75 INCH GREENE MO TRAINED SPOTTER
0656 PM HAIL 6 SW STOVER 38.38N 93.07W
03/27/2014 E0.88 INCH MORGAN MO TRAINED SPOTTER
0707 PM HAIL 4 SSE MONETT 36.87N 93.91W
03/27/2014 E0.88 INCH BARRY MO AMATEUR RADIO
0725 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 WNW ELDON 38.38N 92.67W
03/27/2014 MORGAN MO TRAINED SPOTTER
SMALL TREES AND FENCING BLOWN DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION
OF HIGHWAYS 52 AND AA.
0725 PM HAIL BARNETT 38.38N 92.67W
03/27/2014 M1.50 INCH MORGAN MO PUBLIC
PICTURE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
0740 PM HAIL 4 E FLEMINGTON 37.80N 93.43W
03/27/2014 M1.00 INCH POLK MO CO-OP OBSERVER
0818 PM HAIL 3 SW STOTTS CITY 37.07N 93.99W
03/27/2014 M0.88 INCH LAWRENCE MO AMATEUR RADIO
DIME TO NICKEL SIZED HAIL REPORTED
0835 PM HAIL 6 N LEBANON 37.77N 92.66W
03/27/2014 E0.75 INCH LACLEDE MO PUBLIC
0912 PM HAIL 3 S CLEVER 36.99N 93.47W
03/27/2014 M1.00 INCH STONE MO EMERGENCY MNGR
(Information provided by National Weather Service, Springfield)