Tornadoes, Hail, High Winds Across the Area
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Tornadoes, lightning strikes, hail and high wind. We’ve had it all.
There were tornado touch-downs near Oakwville and Hoyleton, Illinois. An 80 foot metal shed in Oakwville was destroyed and there was major roof damage to some farm homes.
Funnel clouds were spotted near Damiansville, Hoffman, and Addieville, Illinois. A tractor trailer was blown over on I-64 near Addieville, Illinois. A St. Louis Storm Chase Team watched as a tornado touched the ground near Damiansville. Another semi was caught in a downdraft as a tornado crossed over I-64 near Oakwville. One person suffered minor injuries and was hospitalized.
Hail fell across the metro from St. Charles, Missouri to Mascoutah, Illinois. The largest hail was south of I-64 in Illinois. Aviston reported tennis ball size hail and shingle damage. New Baden reported golf ball size hail covering the ground. There was also Ping Pong ball size hail in Trenton and Mascoutah. Wentzville, Missouri also reported Ping Pong ball sized hail. Other areas that got hail were Barnhardt, House Springs and Kirkwood. In Illinois: Scott Air Force Base, Glen Carbon, Centralia.
Limbs and power lines were also down across the area. A St. Charles home was struck by lightning. In Fairview Heights, Illinois a large tree came down on Country Side Street and six inch limbs were down as well. Power lines were down along Route 3 in Sauget.
There were wind gusts of 60 miles an hour in Affton and Fenton, with large limbs down.