Missouri: Photos Show Tennis Ball-Sized Hail Smashing Cars’ Windows

April 8, 2015 Updated: April 9, 2015

Large, golf ball-sized hail fell in Farmington, Missouri, on Wednesday night, according to reports.

Users were posting photos of the hail on Twitter.

The storm produced tornado warnings across the state. There were reports of extensive damage in Potosi.

Farmington is located in St. Francois County and has about 16,000 residents.

A few other cities reported seeing large hail.

A resident in Sullivan, Missouri, told FOX-2 TV that hail the size of a grapefruit fell.

The hail did damage to cars–namely windshields–and buildings.

The hail comes along with severe thunderstorms that making their way across Missouri are packing 70 mph winds and several are capable of producing tornadoes.

Weather spotters reported a funnel cloud at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday near Potosi in eastern Missouri, while an hour earlier the Bates County emergency manager reported an EF-0 tornado in southwest Missouri that destroyed a 60-foot machine shop.

Several eastern Missouri counties have been placed under tornado warnings. Officials in Washington and St. Francois counties have received reports of flooding, along with downed trees and power lines. Part of a room was blown off a building west of Potosi, but no one was hurt.

Meanwhile a band of intense thunderstorms was moving into the western part of the state from southwest Kansas, bringing reports of high winds and ping pong ball-size hail.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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