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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
205 PM CDT MON SEP 25 2006

...UPDATED PRELIMINARY DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR NORTHEAST WASHINGTON
COUNTY AND SOUTHWEST JEFFERSON COUNTY IN MISSOURI...

THE FOLLOWING IS AN UPDATED PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FOR THREE
TORNADOES THAT FORMED FROM TWO DIFFERENT SUPERCELLS WHICH OCCURRED ON
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22 IN EXTREME NORTHEAST WASHINGTON COUNTY NEAR
RICHWOODS...AND EXTREME SOUTHWEST JEFFERSON COUNTY NEAR FLETCHER.

THE FIRST TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD A
...2.5 MILES WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF ROAD A AND STATE HIGHWAY 47.
THE TORNADO WAS 50 YARDS WIDE WITH TREE DAMAGE RATED F0 INTENSITY.
THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST-NORTHEAST PASSING JUST S OF RICHWOODS.
THE TORNADO CROSSED STATE HIGHWAY 47 ONE HALF MILE SOUTH OF THE
INTERSECTION WITH COUNTY ROADS A AND H.  THE TORNADO DAMAGED A ROOF
ON A HOME AT THIS LOCATION AND PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO TREES.
DEBRIS FROM THE HOUSE WAS THROWN 200 YARDS SOUTHEAST.  AT THIS
LOCATION THE TORNADO WAS 150 YARDS WIDE WITH DAMAGED RATED F1
INTENSITY. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST-NORTHEAST AND LIFTED 0.75 MILES
EAST OF STATE HIGHWAY 47 ON COUNTY ROAD H. THE TOTAL DAMAGE TRACK FOR
THIS TORNADO WAS APPROXIMATELY 3.0 MILES.

THE SECOND TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD H...3.0
MILES WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROADS H AND WW.  THE TORNADO
REMOVED THE ROOF OF A POLE BARN. DAMAGE AT THIS LOCATION WAS RATED
F1. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST-NORTHEAST JUST SOUTH OF ROAD H FOR 1.0
MILES WHERE IT DAMAGED THE ROOF OF ANOTHER POLE BARN AND TREES. THE
DAMAGE WIDTH AT THIS LOCATION WAS 100 YARDS WIDE AND WAS RATED F1
INTENSITY. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST AND CROSSED
ROAD H INTO JEFFERSON COUNTY 0.3 MILES WEST OF THE INTERSECTION WITH
COUNTY ROAD WW. THE TORNADO WAS 50 YARDS WIDE AND PRODUCED F1 RATED
DAMAGE TO TREES AT THIS LOCATION.  THE TORNADO DISSIPATED JUST
NORTHEAST OF THIS LOCATION. THE TOTAL DAMAGE TRACK FOR THIS
TORNADO WAS APPROXIMATELY 1.5 MILES.

THE THIRD TORNADO WAS THE RESULT OF A SECOND SUPERCELL.  THIS
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 1.0 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FLETCHER IN WASHINGTON
COUNTY. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST INTO JEFFERSON COUNTY.  AT
THIS LOCATION THE TORNADO WAS 50 YARDS WIDE AND PRODUCED TREE DAMAGE
RATED F0 INTENSITY. THE TORNADO CONTINUED 1.0 MILES NORTHEAST TO
FLETCHER WHERE A MOBILE HOME SUFFERED MINOR EXTERIOR AND ROOF DAMAGE.
THERE WAS ALSO DAMAGE TO TREES INCLUDING A 12 INCH DIAMETER CEDAR
TREE WAS SNAPPED OFF AT GROUND LEVEL. THE TORNADO WAS 100 YARDS WIDE
AND DAMAGE WAS RATED F1 INTENSITY AT THIS LOCATION. THE TORNADO
CONTINUED TO THE NORTHEAST FROM FLETCHER 0.25 MILES WHERE IT
DISSIPATED. THE TOTAL DAMAGE TRACK FOR THIS TORNADO WAS APPROXIMATELY
1.25 MILES.


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MILLER/GLASS

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