A short line of thunderstorms formed and quickly became severe around 3 am Saturday morning- sending a wedge of hurricane-force straight-line winds into southern Cass and northern Bates counties Missouri.
Damage was reported to agricultural outbuildings- trees and power lines in and around Butler in Bates county as well as Garden City in southeastern Cass county.
The National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the area around 3:50 am that ran until 4:30 am.
The Butler area was reportedly struck by high winds around 3:15am. Power was out to much of the Bates county seat through midday.
No injuries were reported.
High winds struck the Garden City vicinity around 4 am- ripping down trees and power lines. The storm caused a small fire and damage to a house in the 600 block of Fir Street a little after 4 am.
Again- no injuries were reported.
There is a chance for more severe storm activity throughout this weekend in the Kansas City MetroRegion.