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REPORTS: Powerful Storms Plow Across the Plains

June 6, 2014; 5:38 AM ET

Update at 6:30 a.m. CDT Friday:

This blog is no longer live as storms weaken Friday morning. Stay tuned to AccuWeather.com for more updates as storms restrengthen Friday afternoon.


Potent thunderstorms continue to unfold across areas of the Plains on Friday morning.

"An area of thunderstorms will move across Kansas bringing damaging winds, large hail and possible tornadoes," AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Mike LeSeney said. "The threat also will be in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles with more damaging winds, large hail and possible tornadoes."

If you live in these regions, you should keep an eye on changing weather conditions and seek shelter if one of these storms hits your area.

Tens of thousands lost power in the storms Thursday into Friday. More power outages are possible through the day on Friday.

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For older details on the storm's damage from earlier this week, visit our reports story.


Updates: (All Times Listed in Central Time)

5:58 a.m. CDT Friday: Law enforcement in Beaver County, Oklahoma, reporting quarter-sized hail.

5:36 a.m. CDT Friday: Amarillo, Texas, emergency manager reports a water rescue was conducted after someone attempted to take their car through a flooded roadway.

5:10 a.m. CDT Friday: Quarter-sized hail reported across Armstrong County, Texas, by emergency manager.

4:37 a.m. CDT Friday: Up to 0.50 an inch of rain fell in 30 mins, 3 miles west of Sweetwater, Oklahoma, according to MesoWest.

4:12 a.m. CDT Friday: More than 9,300 Memphis Light, Gas and Water customers remain without power at this time, the utility reports.

4:08 a.m. CDT Friday: Amarillo International Airport received 1.33 inches of rain in three hours, reports MesoWest.

3:06 a.m. CDT Friday: More than 12,790 Entergy Arkansas customers are without electricity at this time, the utility reported.

2:56 a.m. CDT Friday: Water is up to the doors on vehicles parked at an Amarillo, Texas, apartment complex, according to police scanner.

2:49 a.m. CDT Friday: More than 2,300 Georgia Power customers, mostly around Atlanta, without service at this time, the utility reports.

2:40 a.m. CDT Friday: Flood flooding with numerous water rescues and flooding roadways in Amarillo, Texas, reports National Weather Service at Amarillo.

2:15 a.m. CDT Friday: Amarillo, Texas, storm reports:

2:01 a.m. CDT Friday: More than 1,300 Xcel Energy customers in Amarillo, Texas, area without power, utility reports.

1:48 a.m. CDT Friday: Flash flooding occurring in Powell and Anderson, Missouri, reports emergency management.

1:29 a.m. CDT Friday: Golf-ball-sized hail fell at Amarillo, Texas, according to police scanner.

1:13 a.m. CDT Friday: Flash flooding with water rescues at Goodman, Missouri, emergency management reports.

1:05 a.m. CDT Friday: Severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado heading toward Amarillo, Texas.

12:59 a.m. CDT Friday: More than 2,800 Empire District customers in southwestern Missouri are without power from storms, the utility reported.

12:40 a.m. CDT Friday: Golf-ball-sized hail fell a mile northeast of Murphy, Oklahoma, emergency management reports.

12:36 a.m. CDT Friday: Thunderstorms rapidly building around Amarillo, Texas.

12:16 a.m. CDT Friday: Baseball-sized-hail fell 4 miles north of Chouteau, Oklahoma, emergency management reports.

12:09 a.m. CDT Friday: Golf-ball-sized hail fell 3 miles southwest of Columbus, Kansas, reports NWS spotter.

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