Figure 1: Map of the downbursts and tornadic damage tracks in Audrain County Missouri on June 22nd, 2006. Much of the damage occurred over the central and eastern parts of Audrain County. M represents the location of microbursts. Tornadic damage tracks are shown with the Red tornado symbol.
Figure 2: Map of the hail swath over parts of central Audrain County Missouri. The hail swath is nearly parallel to the swath of damaging downburst winds. Severe corn and soybean damage occurred along Highway 15 - 5 to 7 miles north of Mexico, Missouri. Estimated hail size is shown with the area of the swath.
Figure 3: Tree damage at a residence along the eastern side of Highway E one and a half miles north of the intersection of Highways 22 and E.
Figure 4: Corn field stripped and damaged from hail and wind along the west side of Highway E two miles north of the intersection of Highways 22 and E. Witnesses stated that hail size ranged from half an inch to nickel size. Hail covered the ground. Viewing west.
Figure 5: Corn field severely damaged by hail and downburst wind along and west of Highway 15, five and a half miles north of Mexico, Missouri. Hail size ranged from three quarters to an inch. Hail nearly covered the ground. Viewing northeast.
Figure 6: Another image of the severely damaged corn field caused by hail and downburst wind. Viewing southeast.
Figure 7: Tree damage on a farmstead on Highway 15 caused by the first of three tornadoes. The farmstead was located 6 miles north-northwest of Mexico. Uprooted trees and large limbs showed a convergent damage pattern. Viewing east northeast.
Figure 8: Machine shed damage on the same farmstead.
Figure 9: More tree and large tree limb damage at a second farmstead along Highway 15. Viewing west southwest.
Figure 10: Large machine shed destroyed by a second tornado 1 mile east of Highway 15. Viewing west southwest.
Figure 11: Some of the debris from the large machine shed wrapped within the large branches of a tree. Other debris was tossed 100 to 200 yards to the east. Viewing east.
Figure 12: Another machine shed destroyed by the second tornado. Debris was tossed over 100 to 200 yards to the east. Viewing east.
Figure 13: Several large trees damaged by the second tornado 1/5 mile east of Sunrise Road - north of Mexico, Missouri. The width of the damaged trees was approximately 45 to 50 yards. Tree damage was absent on either side of the damaged trees. Viewing east.
Figure 14: Damage to a large grain bin 3/4 of a mile north of the tree damage on Sunrise Road. Viewing north.
Figure 15: One of several homes damaged by large limbs in the town of Farber, Missouri in eastern Audrain County. Viewing southwest.
Figure 16: Map of downburst and tornadic damage tracks over parts of southwest Pike County Missouri on June 22nd, 2006. Some hail damage to corn occurred with the first downburst north of Gazette, Missouri.
Figure 17: Reflectivity image from WSR-88D (St. Louis KLSX) at the 0.5 degree elevation slice at 1:10 PM CDT June 22, 2006. An HP-bow echo storm was responsible for producing the damaging winds, hail and non-supercell tornadoes. Viewing west northwest from KLSX. Images taken from NSSL's Warning Decision Support System WDSS.
Figure 18: Storm-relative velocity image from WSR-88D (St. Louis - KLSX) at 0.5 degree elevation slice at 1:11 PM CDT June 22, 2006. The bright green color area represents strong 'inbound' velocities towards the radar - or the area of damaging winds. The area of red adjacent to bright green signifies the location of one of two mesovortices observed on this image. Viewing west northwest from KLSX.

NWS
St. Louis, Missouri

Severe Event over Audrain &
Pike County Missouri
June 22nd, 2006

During the early to mid afternoon hours of June 22nd, 2006, a hybrid High-Precipitation supercell - bow echo structure moved across Audrain and Pike counties in central and northeast Missouri and produced damaging downburst winds, hail and five weak tornadoes. Along with the wind and tornadic damage, severe hail damage occurred over parts of central Audrain County Missouri.

Damage survey is available here (.pdf file).

Damage map of tornadoes and downbursts over Audrain County June 22nd, 2006
Damage map of hail swaths over Audrain County June 22nd, 2006
Tree damage

Corn crop damage

More corn crop damage

More corn crop damage

Tree damage

Machine shed damaged

Tree and tree limb damage

Another machine shed destroyed

Debris in trees

Machine shed destroyed

Large trees damaged by a tornado

Grain bin damaged

Minor home damage due to tree limbs

Damage map of downbursts and tornado in Pike County Missouri on June 22nd, 2006

Reflectivity image at 110 PM CDT

Storm-Relative velocity image at 111 PM CDT

 

 


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