Dangerous thunderstorms impacted parts of the Plains Monday. The focus of the storms was over the central Plains and Upper Midwest.
The storms brought a risk of damaging winds, large hail and flooding. Tornadoes were reported, in the early evening hours, in the states of Nebraska and Illinois.
The areas most at risk for severe weather was northern Kansas, southern Nebraska, to parts of Missouri and Illinois on Monday evening.
10:56p.m. CDT Monday: Emergency management has confirmed a large and extremely dangerous tornado on the ground near Marysville, KS.
9:20 p.m. CDT Monday: Extraordinarily large hail up to 5.25 inches in diameter was reported in Montrose, Kansas about 40 minutes ago.
6:45 p.m. CDT Monday: Winds are gusting to 65 mph near Erick, Okla.
6:29 p.m. CDT Monday: A weak tornado briefly touched down 4-5 miles northwest of Smith Center, Kan.
6:03 p.m. CDT Monday: Supercell thunderstorms are developing and will move east into Republic, Cloud, Washington and Ottawa counties in Kansas.
6:00 p.m. CDT Monday: A funnel cloud was reported in Terry, Mont.
5:42 p.m. CDT Monday: Golf ball-sized hail was reported 5 miles south of Odessa, Neb.
5:37 p.m. CDT Monday: Severe weather is heating up and producing dime sized hail in Funk Neb.
5:00 p.m. CDT Monday: A funnel cloud was reported 25 miles north of Scottsbluff, Neb.
4:54 p.m. CDT Monday: Fifteen miles northeast of Cheyenne Wells, Colo., a tornado was reported.
4:44 p.m. CDT Monday: Winds gusted to 50 mph as marble sized hail fell 3 miles east of Gurley, Neb.
4:01 p.m. CDT Monday: Winds gusted to 43 mph 1 mile east, southeast of Sauget, Ill.
3:45 p.m. CDT Monday: Over the last 90 minutes, 1.19 inch of rain fell near Springfield, Ill.
3:26 p.m. CDT Monday: Parts of Route 16 near Medora, Ill. are flooded.
3:25 p.m. CDT Monday: A tornado was reported by law enforcement 6 miles northwest of Dix, Neb. Take cover if you are in the area.
3:15 p.m. CDT Monday: A tornado was reported 11 miles north of Kimball, Neb. Spotters reported two tornadoes on the ground.
3:05 p.m. CDT Monday: A tornado was reported 5 miles northwest of Kimball, Neb. Take cover.
3:04 p.m. CDT Monday: Storms capable of producing tornadoes are moving into Sangamon County, Ill. Stay alert for rapidly changing weather conditions.
3:00 p.m. CDT Monday: One mile south of Sangamon, Ill., reports of 48 damaged mobile homes were made.
2:27 p.m. CDT Monday: A severe storm with a developing tornado is located 6 miles southwest of Hermann, Mo., and moving northeast at 45 mph.
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