Severe thunderstorms erupted across portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri Tuesday evening as a dynamic storm crossed the Plains.
As of 2:00 p.m. CDT Tuesday, temperatures ranged from 8 degrees at Cheyenne, Wyo., to 102 at Laredo, Texas. The violent clash of air masses set up the battleground for the severe storms.
Dallas, Oklahoma City, Wichita and Kansas City are among the cities and towns that were at risk for damaging thunderstorms.
The storms were capable of producing hail the size of golf balls and larger, damaging wind gusts greater than 60 mph and torrential rain. The strongest storms may spawn tornadoes.
As storms shifted eastward overnight, St. Louis and Springfield, Mo., were in the path of severe storms.
Below is a listing of the reports from the severe weather on Tuesday.
7:45 a.m. CDT Wednesday: Multiple trucks were blown over on a highway about 50 miles west of Chicago, do to strong thunderstorm winds. Wind gusts of 55 mph were observed near De Kalb, Ill.
12:55 a.m. CDT Wednesday: A severe storm moved through Comanche County, Oregon bringing hail up to 1 inch in diameter and wind gusts up to 55 mph.
11:19 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Hail up to M&M sized (0.5 inch in diameter) was reported with a thunderstorm that pushed through Monroe County in western Wisconsin.
10:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Reports of heavy rain came in from just east of Sioux Rapids, Iowa where more than 2.75 inches of rain has fallen from the storm.
9:55 p.m. CDT Tuesday: A severe thunderstorm moved through Kansas City, bringing hail that ranged in size from pennies to quarters.
8:235 p.m. CDT Tuesday: As a strong thunderstorm approached the Omaha, Nebraska area, the storm produced hail ranging from 1 to 2 inches in diameter across Douglas County.
7:45 p.m. CDT Tuesday: A tornado was reported to have taken down a power line in Fenton, Iowa.
7:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday: A severe thunderstorm moved from the city of Elbert through just east of Archer City in north-central Texas. This storm produced 2 inch diameter hail in Elbert County and hail up to baseball size south of Archer City.
6:50 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Wind and 1 inch hail broke the windows in a police car near Humboldt, Neb.
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