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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...RETRANSMISSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
915 PM CDT TUE SEP 26 2006

...PRELIMINARY DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR IRON AND REYNOLDS COUNTY
MISSOURI...

THE FOLLOWING IS AN UPDATED BUT PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FOR
IRON AND REYNOLDS COUNTY.  THIS INFORMATION IS FOR THE FIRST OF TWO
TORNADOES WHICH IMPACTED THIS AREA FROM TWO DIFFERENT SUPERCELL
THUNDERSTORMS WHICH OCCURRED ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AROUND 2.5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF OATES NEAR
FOREST ROAD 2329.  THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED ROUTE J NEAR THE
INTERSECTION WITH COUNTY ROAD 829...REMOVING THE ROOF OF A POLE
BARN...CAUSING ROOF DAMAGE TO A HOME...AND UPROOTING AND SNAPPING
NUMEROUS TREES.  THE DAMAGE AT THIS LOCATION WAS AROUND 200 YARDS
WIDE AND RATED F1 ON THE FUJITA SCALE.

THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO MOVE RAPIDLY TO THE NORTHEAST CROSSING
COUNTY ROAD 818 AROUND 2.2 MILES NORTHWEST OF BLACK.  DAMAGE AT THIS
LOCATION WAS 200 YARDS WIDE...RATED F1 INTENSITY...AND CONSISTED OF
NUMEROUS SNAPPED...UPROOTED OR TWISTED TREES AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO
A MANUFACTURED HOME.

THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED HIGHWAY 49 AROUND 2.5 MILES NORTH OF BLACK
WHERE IT CAUSED CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE.  NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND
UPROOTED...AN UNANCHORED MANUFACTURED HOME SUSTAINED HEAVY DAMAGE
AND WAS SHIFTED 30 FEET...TWO AUTOMOBILES WERE LIFTED DISTANCES
RANGING FROM 10 TO 50 YARDS...AND TWO OTHER HOMES SUSTAINED VARYING
DEGREES OF DAMAGE DIRECTLY FROM THE TORNADO AND FROM FALLEN TREES. A
WELL DEFINED CONVERGENT PATTERN WAS EVIDENT IN THE DEBRIS AND
EYEWITNESSES INDICATE THE TORNADO HAD A MULTIPLE VORTEX STRUCTURE.
THE DAMAGE WIDTH WAS AROUND ONE-THIRD OF A MILE AND WAS RATED HIGH
END F1 INTENSITY.

THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED ROUTE MM AROUND 2.2 MILES NORTH OF THE ROUTE
MM AND ROUTE N INTERSECTION. AT THIS LOCATION AN UNINHABITED HOME WAS
COMPLETELY DESTROYED WITH THE WALLS PULLED FROM NUMEROUS ANCHOR BOLTS
ATTACHED TO THE CONCRETE FOUNDATION....AND A WOODEN POWER POLE WAS
SNAPPED AT THE BASE. THERE WERE ALSO NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED.  THE
DAMAGE WIDTH WAS ONE-QUARTER MILE AND WAS RATED LOW END F2 INTENSITY.

THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED NORTHEAST CROSSING ROUTE N AROUND 1.5 MILES
NORTHEAST OF MUNGER.  AT THIS SPOT THE TORNADO NEARLY PARALLELED
ROUTE N FOR 1 MILE RESULTING IN A LONG SWATH OF CONTINUOUS DAMAGE
WHICH SPANNED BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD. NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED OR
SNAPPED...5 HOMES SUSTAINED ROOF AND EXTERIOR DAMAGE...AND A MOBILE
HOME WAS FLIPPED ON ITS SIDE. THE DAMAGE WIDTH WAS AROUND ONE-THIRD
OF A MILE AND WAS RATED HIGH END F1.

NOTE THAT AROUND 1 MILE FURTHER EAST ON ROUTE N WAS THE STARTING
POINT OF THE LATER SECOND TORNADO THAT IMPACTED NORTHERN SECTIONS OF
SNOW HOLLOW LAKE.

THE TORNADO THEN NARROWED AND MOVED ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF
SNOW HOLLOW LAKE WHERE TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED...AND 2 HOMES
RECEIVED MODERATE DAMAGE DUE TO THE TORNADO AND FALLEN TREES.  THE
DAMAGE WIDTH AT THIS POINT WAS 75 YARDS AND WAS RATED F1.

THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST CROSSING HIGHWAY 21 AROUND 1 MILE
NORTH OF PILOT KNOB.  SEVERAL HOMES ON EACH SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY AND A
DAY CARE CENTER ON THE WEST SIDE RECEIVED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE. TREES
WERE ALSO SNAPPED AND UPROOTED.  THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED MIDDLEBROOK
ROAD WHERE 1 HOME LOST A PORTION OF ITS ROOF...A MOBILE HOME
SUSTAINED MODERATE DAMAGE...AND A MACHINE SHED WAS DESTROYED. THIS
DAMAGE WAS RATED F1 INTENISTY WITH A WIDTH OF 100 YARDS.

THE TORNADO THEN MOVED UP A RIDGE LINE FURTHER EAST SNAPPING A NUMBER
OF TREES HALF WAY UP. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED ROUTE V AROUND ONE-
HALF MILE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY LINE...SNAPPING AND TOPPING TREES ON
BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD. THE DAMAGE WIDTH AT THIS POINT WAS 40 YARDS
AND WAS RATED F1. IT APPEARS THE TORNADO LIFTED NEAR THE IRON/ST
FRANCOIS COUNTY LINE AROUND ONE MILE NORTHEAST OF ROUTE V.

THE TOTAL TRACK LENGTH OF THE TORNADO WAS 25 MILES.

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GLASS/MILLER/PRZYBYLINSKI

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