Update (5:45 p.m.) – The Johnson County Emergency Management Agency is rounding up volunteers to help survey the damage left in the wake of a tornado.  The funnel cloud reportedly touched down near Knob Noster.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Johnson County EMA Director Gloria Michalski:

Gloria Michalski

Residents wanting to help with damage assessment or those needing assistance should call the agency at (660) 747-2666.


Update (5:30 p.m.) – The tornado warning for Pettis County has expired.

Update (5:25 p.m.) – The tornado warning for Johnson County has been cancelled.

Original story – A funnel cloud has been reported along Highway 50 at Route W near the Johnson/Pettis county line.  The tornado is trekking east at about 35 miles per hour.  Areas that could be impacted are LaMonte, Hughesville, and Sedalia.  A warning is in effect until 5:30 p.m.  Officials advise residents to move to an interior room on the lowest level.  Sizeable hail has been reported in Holden and Sedalia.  A KMZU listener in Keytesville said they are experiencing dime to penny size hail.