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Hail seen around Mid-Missouri as storms go through the area


The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team forecasted possible severe storms and tornadoes for Friday.

Reports of golf-ball-sized hail was seen around Mid-Missouri on Friday afternoon.

Homes, cars and businesses were damaged during the hailstorm that rolled through Boone County.

Roadways looked covered in snow and ice as hail broke car windows and littered cars with dents.

An employee at Cedar Creek Homes told ABC 17 News that several of its homes sustained damage. She showed our crews that her windshield was cracked and the dents to the hood of her truck.

Employees at Camping World RV told ABC 17 News that several of their RVs and some of their employees' cars suffered anything from minor to severe damage.

The Cooper County Sheriff's Office said several of their patrol cars were damaged in the storm as well.

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ABC 17 News viewers also shared photos with our newsroom from the storm.

Photo of 'nickle-size' hail shared by Amanda Anderson in Columbia
Photo shared by Cooper Co. Sheriff Chris Class
Photo shared by Cooper Co. Sheriff Chris Class
Photo shared by Cooper Co. Sheriff Chris Class
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This video, shared by Catherine Coyle in Fayette, shows hail falling.
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