Sudden storm brings hail, power outages across Columbia

Friday, September 7, 2012 | 9:49 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A severe storm brought baseball-sized hail and power outages to Boone County on Friday afternoon.

The storm, which hit Columbia around 4 p.m., left more than 658 residents in western Columbia's Midway area without power.

The National Weather Service issued the following storm reports for Boone County:

  • 2.75-inch hail was reported on the northwest side of Columbia.

  • 1.75-inch hail stripped leaves and branches from several trees near mile 123 on Interstate 70.
  • 1.5-inch hail on Route WW was reported East of Columbia.
  • 1.75-inch hail was reported near the intersection of Providence Road and Walnut Street.
  • 1.5-inch hail was reported South of I-70 and one mile west of the Stadium Boulevard exit.

Supervising editor is Emilie Stigliani.

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