...Two Confirmed Tornadoes on December 27, 2008...

A supercell thunderstorm spawned a series of two EF-0 tornadoes in southwest Missouri as it moved across the region on December 27.  The first tornado touched down at approximately 9:16 AM on the 27th just north of Powell, Missouri in McDonald county.  The tornado was on the ground for approximately one tenth of a mile, and the path width was 20 yards.  This tornado resulted primarily in tree damage, and wind speeds were estimated at 70 mph. 

The same supercell thunderstorm spawned a second tornado in Barry county.  This tornado touched down at approximately 9:26 AM just north of the community of Pulaskifield (about 5 miles southwest of Monett).  The path lenght was also one tenth of a mile with a tornado path width of 30 yards.  This tornado was responsible for tree damage, as well is destroying a barn roof.  Wind speeds were estimated at 70 mph.

Below are the approximate tornado tracks in 1.) McDonald county, and 2.) Barry county.



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