National Weather Service Springfield, MO - Event Review - Jan 16, 2012
Storm Event Summary
January 16, 2012
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A series of strong to severe thunderstorms affected portions of central Missouri and the Missouri Ozarks during the late evening of January 16th and the pre-dawn hours on January 17th. These storms formed along and ahead of a strong cold front as it moved through the region. Ahead of the front, temperatures warmed to near record levels in the upper 60s, with many locations then experiencing a 20 to 30 degree temperature drop as the front passed.
Numerous reports of hail as large as half dollars were received by the National Weather Service in Springfield, as well as a few reports of wind damage.