Monday, May 30, 2011

NWS confirms southeast Missouri tornadoes

The National Weather Service confirmed several tornados in southeast Missouri that occurred on Wednesday, May 25.

An EF-3 tornado touched down near Ellsinore and left a path for 48 miles through Carter, Wayne, and Madison Counties. Its peak wind speed was 150 miles per hour.

The NWS also confirmed that several smaller tornadoes struck. An EF-1 tornado landed in Cape Girardeau County near Neely’s Landing. The tornado’s damage was limited to tree damage and some roofing damage to one house.

Another EF-1 tornado struck rural Bollinger and Madison Counties. The tornado ripped a path 13 miles long between Marquand and Alliance.

The NWS also confirmed three small EF-0 tornadoes in Perry, Scott, and Carter Counties.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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