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Straight-line winds blamed for overnight storm damage

The damaging winds snapped trees and powerlines in many communities and ripped part of the roof off at the Patee House.

Posted: Jun 4, 2020 11:40 AM
Updated: Jun 5, 2020 12:46 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Overnight storm damage across St. Joseph and surrounding communities was caused by straight-line winds, according to the National Weather Service.

Powerful thunderstorms that moved in early Thursday morning packed strong winds and heavy rain. The storms produced wind gusts more than 58 mph. The damaging winds snapped trees and powerlines in many communities.

The storm also ripped parts of the roof off at the Patee House in downtown St. Joseph and at an apartment complex on Genefield Road.

A strong line of storms also produced an EF-0 tornado near Blue Springs Lake and Lake Lotawana in Jackson County.

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Maryville
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It will be a cold start to the work week, with cloudy skies and below average highs in the low-to-mid 50s for northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Tuesday and Wednesday a cold front will move in and give us a chance for rain and t-storms. As the warm front moves in and remains stationary it will spark rain/storm chances Wednesday through Thursday. Thursday will be the warmest day of the week with a high in the upper 70s. A cold front moves back in Friday returning highs to the low 50s for the weekend.
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