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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
1138 AM CST THU MAR 16 2006

...PRELIMINARY DAMAGE SURVEY INFORMATION FOR THE MARCH 12 2006
TORNADIC SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM IN CALLAWAY COUNTY...

PERSONNEL FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN ST LOUIS HAVE
SURVEYED THE TRACK OF THE TORNADIC SUPERCELL WHICH MOVED ACROSS
CALLAWAY COUNTY MISSOURI ON THE EVENING OF MARCH 12.

A TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 12:30 AM CST ON
MARCH 13...IN CALLAWAY COUNTY ALONG COUNTY ROAD 337...APPROXIMATELY
2 MILES NORTHEAST OF GUTHRIE MISSOURI. LIGHT TREE DAMAGED OCCURRED IN
THIS AREA AND WAS RATED F0 INTENSITY.

THE TORNADO TRAVELED NORTHEAST AND MODERATELY DAMAGED A HOME JUST
NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD 328...APPROXIMATELY 1.5 MILES WEST OF US HIGHWAY
54. THE HOME WAS MOVED APPROXIMATELY 25 FEET OFF THE FOUNDATION...
AND EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED TO THE SOUTHWEST AND NORTHEAST OF
THIS LOCATION. TWO PEOPLE WERE INJURED AT THIS LOCATION AND ARE
CURRENTLY IN A LOCAL HOSPITAL. ANOTHER HOME JUST TO THE EAST SUFFERED
ROOF DAMAGE. THE DAMAGE WIDTH IN THIS AREA WAS ABOUT 100 YARDS WIDE
AND RATED AS F2 INTENSITY.

THE TORNADO DAMAGED A BARN ALONG US HIGHWAY 54 APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF FULTON.  DEBRIS FROM THE BARN WAS THROWN INTO THE
HIGHWAY MEDIAN. THE TRACK CONTINUED TO THE NORTHEAST AND DAMAGED
TREES ALONG HIGHWAY ANN...DAMAGED OUT-BUILDINGS ALONG HIGHWAY C
APPROXIMATELY 1.5 MILES SOUTH OF FULTON. THE DAMAGE ALONG THIS PATH
WAS RATED AS F0 INTENSITY.

THE TORNADO TRACK CONTINUED NORTHEAST...CROSSING HIGHWAYS O AND DU
CAUSING TREE DAMAGE. THE TORNADO LIFTED APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES EAST
OF FULTON ALONG HIGHWAY JO. THE DAMAGE IN THIS AREA WAS RATED AS F0
INTENSITY. THE COMPLETE TORNADO TRACK WAS APPROXIMATELY 13 MILES
LONG.

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ABOUT THE TORNADIC DAMAGE
FROM THE MARCH 11-12 TORNADOES WILL BE RELEASED DURING THE NEXT FEW
DAYS.

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SPODEN/TILLY

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