Supercells Form Near Kansas City, Producing Tornadoes and Very Large Hail

 

During the day on Saturday, May 10 several supercell thunderstorms formed across western and northern Missouri. The first cells formed around 3 pm in far northern Missouri, and produced very large hail up to the size of softballs!  These softball sized hail stones fell near the city of Trenton, Missouri in Grundy County. Later in the evening another cluster of storms formed directly over the Kansas City metro area, and after several minutes of maturing, a dominant supercell moved east of the metro and produced a strong tornado west of Orrick, Missouri. Unfortunately the tornado moved into the town of Orrick and damaged many structures; however, no injuries were reported with this tornado. The storm then went on to produce another tornado near the city of Marshall, Missouri in Saline County. Also remarkable with this supercell was that a storm chaser near the tornado reported winds in excess of 100 mph near Marshall. By the late evening hours most of the storm activity either dissipated or moved out of the area.

 

 

 

 

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Orrick, Missouri Tornado

Details

A damage survey team has finished surveying the tornado that formed over the Missouri River in between Missouri City, MO and Sibley, MO, and tracked eastward through Orrick, MO. The tornado dissipated approximately 2 miles south of Richmond, MO.  This tornado has been rated EF-2, with a path length of 11.5 miles and a maximum width of 500 yards. A second, separate tornado formed approximately 1 mile north of Lexington, MO and was rated EF-0, with a path length of 0.5 miles and a maximum width of 25 yards.

 

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Marshall, Missouri Tornado

Details

A damage survey team has finished surveying the tornado that formed 4.5 miles north northeast of Marshall, MO and dissipated 8 miles east of Marshall. This tornado has been rated EF-1, with a path length of 7.5 miles and a maximum width of 0.75 miles (1350 yards).

 

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Location: Between Orrick and Lexington, MO Location: North of Lexington, MO
Photo Credit: Scott Barron (Lexington) Photo Credit: Larry


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