Severe Thunderstorm Damage - March 9, 2006 - Marion County
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect for Marion County from 3:14 PM until 4:15 PM...with a Tornado Warning in effect from 4:06 PM until 4:30 PM. The line of severe thunderstorms entered western Marion County around 3:40 PM. Virtually the entire county was affected by the severe thunderstorm winds. Hundreds of trees and power lines were either blown down...snapped off...or uprooted countywide. The roof of a furniture accessories store was partially torn off in Winfield. Pea to nickel size hail also fell during the severe thunderstorms and collected up to a several inches deep on the ground in places. Wind gusts were estimated between 58 and 70 miles an hour.