Storm Event Summary
September 6-7, 2012
A line of strong to severe thunderstorms developed across eastern Kansas and pushed east across the Missouri Ozarks on Thursday. The storms produced winds of 50 to 70 mph with numerous reports of downed trees and power lines. A few reports of hail were also received, with golf ball size hail reported in Branson.
An unseasonably strong late summer cold front then produced widespread severe weather from eastern Kansas into the Missouri Ozarks on Friday afternoon and early evening. There were numerous severe wind reports with estimated wind gusts of 50 to 80 mph. Many of the reports consisted of downed trees and power lines, but some reports of minor structural damage were received.
All in all, the Springfield Weather Service Forecast Office issued 51 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings between the two days, along with 2 Tornado Warnings. Up through Saturday evening, we had received 104 reports of damaging straight-line winds or large hail.