February 20, 2014 Tornado Outbreak
Pana/Tower Hill Tornado
Track map (click to enlarge)
|Peak wind:||115 mph|
|Touched down:||4:09 pm CST
4 miles south of Nokomis (Montgomery County)
|Lifted:||4:32 pm CST
3.1 miles west-southwest of Westerveldt (Shelby County
|Path length:||22.2 miles|
|Path width:||200 yards|
NWS survey teams from St. Louis and Lincoln investigated this tornado track.
The tornado touched down in Montgomery County, about 4 miles south of Nokomis. It produced intermittent damage to farm outbuildings and trees along its path through that county. However, it did destroy a high voltage electrical transmission tower, about 4.5 miles southeast of Nokomis.
The tornado made its first crossing into Shelby County about 2.8 miles northwest of Oconee, before crossing the Christian County line about 2.8 miles south of Pana. The initial path through Shelby County consisted mainly of tree damage. However, the tornado damaged several properties to the south and east of Pana, before crossing back into Shelby County 3 miles east of Pana around 4:24 pm. The tornado increased in intensity after it crossed into western Shelby County, doing significant damage to the roof of a house and causing one minor injury, about 3 miles north-northwest of Tower Hill. The tornado continued to the northeast, dissipating near the intersection of county roads 1700 North and 1200 East, or roughly 3 miles west-southwest of Westerveldt, at 4:32 pm.