22 September 2006 - Tornado Outbreak

A strong storm system developed waves of supercell thunderstorms across Missouri and Illinois during the afternoon and early evening hours of 22 September 2006.  Numerous reports of tornadoes and large hail were relayed to the National Weather Service.  Many of the supercells were long track and cyclic in nature, producing many tornadoes.     

Ten tornado tracks were uncovered across the Saint Louis County Warning Area.  Thankfully, there were no fatalities reported with this tornado outbreak. Below is a list of each of the supercells and the tornadoes they produced in and around the St. Louis area. Click on the tornadoes for damage survey information or the supercell for radar data and damage photos. 

SUPERCELL & TORNADO INFORMATION

Supercell A Phelps - Crawford - Washington - Jefferson Counties in Missouri

ST. JAMES 

 F1

WIDTH = 1/4 MILE           PATH LENGTH = 3 MILES

2S LEASBURG TO 1N ANTHONIES MILL

 F1

WIDTH = 100 YARDS     PATH LENGTH = 10 MIILES 

LEASBURG

F0

WIDTH = 80 YARDS       PATH LENGTH = 3 MILES

RICHWOODS

F1

WIDTH = 150 YARDS     PATH LENGTH = 3 MILES

 1 NW FLETCHER

 F1

WIDTH = 100 YARDS     PATH LENGTH = 1.5 MILES

   
Supercell B Reynolds - Iron - Madison - St. Francois - Perry - Jackson Counties 

5W BLACK TO 5NE PILOT KNOB

F2

WIDTH = 1/3 MILE           PATH LENGTH = 25 MILES

MINE LA MOTT TO 5E WOMACK 

F2

WIDTH = 1/2 MILE           PATH LENGTH = 18 MILES

3SE PERRYVILLE TO  2N_MURPHYSBORO

 F4

WIDTH = 350 YARDS     PATH LENGTH = 27.5 MILES

   
Supercell C Reynolds-Iron-St. Francois Counties in Missouri

 PILOT KNOB

 F2

WIDTH = 80 YARDS        PATH LENGTH = 5 MILES
   
Supercell D Washington and Jefferson Counties in Missouri

FLETCHER

F1

WIDTH = 75 YARDS        PATH LENGTH = 1.25 MILES

   
Other Tornado Reports Pike and Washington Counties in Illinois

RADOM (Washington County, IL)

 F0

Trained Spotter reported a brief touchdown @ 4:55 PM

6N VALLEY CITY (Pike County, IL)

 F0

Law Enforcement reported a tornado @ 5:20 PM

 PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORTS

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