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Time to Come Out of the Basement

National Weather Service lifted a tornado watch for Crestwood and Sunset Hills, and surrounding areas.

9PM: Tornado warnings/watch lifted.

8:35pm: Storm seems to have moved into Illinois, with no more rotation winds spotted, according to The Weather Channel. Temperatures dropped from 80- to 66-degrees since about 5pm. Low expected tonight about 40 degrees.

7:55pm: National Weather Service Service indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado, moving northeast at 65mph.

7:55pm: Tornado sighted near Mehlville, at the Jefferson and St. Louis County line. Pea-sized hail reported at Busch Stadium.

7:40pm: Heavy, heavy rain and lightening in Sunset Hills. High winds moving through the area, The Weather Channel reported.

7:30pm: Golf ball-sized hail came down in Kirkwood.

7:25pm: A tornado warning went into effect, declared by the National Weather Service, for the Sunset Hills and Crestwood areas, including Webster Groves.

Taking cover is recommended now. Winds in excess of 65mph were reported.

Take cover sirens were heard in St. Louis area about 7:40pm.

High winds passed north of St. Louis around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, crossed the Mississippi and moved into parts of Illinois by 5:30 p.m., according to The Weather Channel.

Severe thunderstorm warnings for the St. Louis area came and went all day, into evening, storms that could include more hail—tennis ball- and softball-sized.

Officials are keeping an eye on more fronts and winds moving east from Texas, and points west of the St. Louis area.

Tornado winds did touch down in Bowling Green, MO, according to The Weather Channel.

5:40 p.m.: Winds at the St. Louis arch were gusting up to 25mph, officials said.

6 p.m.: Winds  headed toward St. Louis at 65mph.

Jill Arnone April 20, 2011 at 12:42 AM
The sirens are going ---- it's 7:40.
Jean Whitney April 20, 2011 at 01:03 AM
Thanks! She's referring to Sunset Hills sirens—TAKE COVER.

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