Severe thunderstorms brought damaging winds, large hail and at least one confirmed tornado to portions of extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks Wednesday, June 10, 2009. Several funnel clouds were also reported. In addition, heavy rainfall resulted in localized flash flooding.
|...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN NORTHEAST VERNON COUNTY...
A NWS STORM SURVEY TEAM DETERMINED THAT AN EF-0 TORNADO WITH ESTIMATED WINDS OF 80 MPH TOUCHED DOWN APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HARWOOD IN NORTHEAST VERNON COUNTY. THE TORNADO DOWNED TREES AND OVERTURNED GRAVE MARKERS. THE TORNADO PATH WAS 50 YARDS WIDE AND TRACKED NORTHEAST APPROXIMATELY ONE MILE FROM NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY AA AND EE.
|Funnel Cloud near St. James in northeast Phelps County - courtesy Cody Fritz|