...August 20, 2009 Storm Summary...

Severe Storms, Heavy Rain and a Brief Tornado Impact the Missouri Ozarks and Southeast Kansas

Strong to severe thunderstorms brought strong winds and very heavy rainfall to portions of the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas from Wednesday evening August 19th into the early morning hours on Thursday August 20th.  These storms produced localized wind damage, flash flooding and a brief EF-1 tornado.

 

 

Brief EF-1 tornado touches down in northern Texas County.

...TORNADO DAMAGE RATED EF-1 IN FAR NORTHERN TEXAS COUNTY...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS CONCLUDED AN
ASSESSMENT OF THE STORM DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED ACROSS NORTHERN TEXAS
COUNTY DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF AUGUST 20TH...2009.

A TORNADO PRODUCED DAMAGE RATED EF-1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE
ACROSS FAR NORTHERN TEXAS COUNTY. THE BEGINNING OF THE PATH WAS
APPROXIMATELY SIX MILES NORTH OF THE TOWN OF ROBY WHERE A MOBILE
HOME WAS ROLLED AND DESTROYED JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY AW. A RESIDENT
OF THE MOBILE HOME WAS INJURED. THE APPROXIMATE WIND SPEED
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS DAMAGE WAS BETWEEN 95 AND 100 MPH. THE
TORNADO THEN TRAVELED APPROXIMATELY THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE TO
THE EAST SOUTHEAST WHERE TWO FRAME HOMES AND AN OUTBUILDING
SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE. NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED ALONG THE PATH
WITH DAMAGE LIMITED TO LARGE LIMBS NEAR THE END OF THE PATH.

MAX DAMAGE RATING: EF-1
PATH LENGTH: 0.75 MILE
PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS
INJURIES: 1

Additional Severe Reports

 

storm report map

  

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
547 AM CDT THU AUG 20 2009

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0919 PM TSTM WND GST 10 W COLUMBUS 37.17N 95.03W
08/19/2009 E45.00 MPH CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0923 PM TSTM WND GST 2 E SHERMAN 37.26N 95.02W
08/19/2009 E70.00 MPH CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

REPORTED BY SPOTTER

0929 PM TSTM WND GST CHEROKEE 37.35N 94.81W
08/19/2009 E60.00 MPH CRAWFORD KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

50 TO 60 MPH WINDS ALONG 400 HIGHWAY AND 160TH STREET

0941 PM TSTM WND GST JOPLIN 37.08N 94.51W
08/19/2009 E70.00 MPH JASPER MO TRAINED SPOTTER

0944 PM TSTM WND GST 1 W PITTSBURG 37.41N 94.72W
08/19/2009 E65.00 MPH CRAWFORD KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0945 PM TSTM WND GST 2 W CARL JUNCTION 37.18N 94.60W
08/19/2009 E60.00 MPH JASPER MO EMERGENCY MNGR

IN SMITHFIELD

0948 PM TSTM WND GST WEBB CITY 37.15N 94.48W
08/19/2009 M46.00 MPH JASPER MO ASOS

KJLN ASOS

0958 PM TSTM WND GST JASPER 37.34N 94.30W
08/19/2009 E60.00 MPH JASPER MO EMERGENCY MNGR

1013 PM TSTM WND GST 8 SW COLUMBUS 37.09N 94.95W
08/19/2009 E60.00 MPH CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

1013 PM TSTM WND DMG BAXTER SPRINGS 37.02N 94.74W
08/19/2009 CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

BUILDING DAMAGE REPORTED IN BAXTER SPRINGS

1016 PM TSTM WND GST FAULKNER 37.10N 95.01W
08/19/2009 E70.00 MPH CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

60-70MPH WINDS AND PEA HAIL

1026 PM TSTM WND GST WEBB CITY 37.15N 94.48W
08/19/2009 E46.00 MPH JASPER MO ASOS

KJLN ASOS. A SECOND OCCURRENCE OF 40 KT/46 MPH GUST.

1031 PM TSTM WND GST STOCKTON 37.70N 93.80W
08/19/2009 E50.00 MPH CEDAR MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

VERY HEAVY RAINFALL AS WELL

1055 PM TSTM WND GST MONETT 36.92N 93.93W
08/19/2009 M47.00 MPH BARRY MO AWOS

1057 PM TSTM WND GST BOLIVAR 37.61N 93.41W
08/19/2009 E60.00 MPH POLK MO EMERGENCY MNGR

55-60MPH WINDS

1058 PM TSTM WND GST BOIS D`ARC 37.26N 93.51W
08/19/2009 E60.00 MPH GREENE MO EMERGENCY MNGR

ESTIMATED 50-60 MPH WIND GUSTS FROM SPOTTER.

1101 PM TSTM WND GST 5 SSE WILLARD 37.24N 93.39W
08/19/2009 M51.00 MPH GREENE MO ASOS

KSGF AIRPORT ASOS.

1101 PM TSTM WND GST 5 SSE WILLARD 37.24N 93.39W
08/19/2009 M51.00 MPH GREENE MO ASOS

SPRINGFIELD ASOS

1105 PM TSTM WND GST 4 SW REPUBLIC 37.08N 93.53W
08/19/2009 E55.00 MPH CHRISTIAN MO TRAINED SPOTTER

BETWEEN REPUBLIC AND BILLINGS

1110 PM TSTM WND GST PLEASANT HOPE 37.46N 93.27W
08/19/2009 E60.00 MPH POLK MO EMERGENCY MNGR

ESTIMATED 60 MPH WINDS AND PEAT TO DIME SIZED HAIL.

1112 PM TSTM WND GST SPRINGFIELD 37.20N 93.29W
08/19/2009 E60.00 MPH GREENE MO TRAINED SPOTTER

ON WEST KEARNEY

1115 PM TSTM WND GST HALF WAY 37.62N 93.24W
08/19/2009 E55.00 MPH POLK MO EMERGENCY MNGR

1115 PM TSTM WND GST PLEASANT HOPE 37.46N 93.27W
08/19/2009 E60.00 MPH POLK MO EMERGENCY MNGR

1115 PM TSTM WND DMG BOLIVAR 37.61N 93.41W
08/19/2009 POLK MO EMERGENCY MNGR

POWER LINES DOWN IN BOLIVAR

1115 PM TSTM WND GST 3 SW SPRINGFIELD 37.17N 93.32W
08/19/2009 M56.00 MPH GREENE MO PUBLIC

1119 PM HAIL 6 W NEOSHO 36.87N 94.48W
08/19/2009 E1.00 INCH NEWTON MO AMATEUR RADIO

QUARTER HAIL WAS ALSO REPORTED AT NEOSHO AT 1126 PM.

1119 PM TSTM WND GST NEOSHO 36.87N 94.37W
08/19/2009 E70.00 MPH NEWTON MO AMATEUR RADIO

70 TO 80 MPH WINDS REPORTED AT NEOSHO AIRPORT

1125 PM TSTM WND GST OZARK 37.02N 93.21W
08/19/2009 E50.00 MPH CHRISTIAN MO PUBLIC

1127 PM TSTM WND GST NEOSHO 36.87N 94.37W
08/19/2009 E80.00 MPH NEWTON MO AMATEUR RADIO

70 TO 80 MPH WINDS AND QUARTER SIZED HAIL

1128 PM TSTM WND GST 2 N ELDRIDGE 37.86N 92.75W
08/19/2009 E50.00 MPH LACLEDE MO AMATEUR RADIO

1129 PM HAIL 2 SW NEOSHO 36.85N 94.39W
08/19/2009 E1.00 INCH NEWTON MO FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

INTERSECTION OF 60 AND NEW 71

1137 PM TSTM WND GST LEBANON 37.68N 92.66W
08/19/2009 E55.00 MPH LACLEDE MO EMERGENCY MNGR

1139 PM FLASH FLOOD JOPLIN 37.08N 94.51W
08/19/2009 JASPER MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

SHIFFENDECKER ROAD FLOODED WITH UP TO 10 INCHES OF WATER
OVER ROAD

1139 PM FUNNEL CLOUD GOODMAN 36.74N 94.40W
08/19/2009 MCDONALD MO STORM CHASER

50 MPH WIND ALSO REPORTED

1140 PM TSTM WND DMG LEBANON 37.68N 92.66W
08/19/2009 LACLEDE MO EMERGENCY MNGR

TREE DOWN ON A PROPANE TANK. TANK IS LEAKING AND FIRE
DEPARTMENT ENROUTE

1145 PM TSTM WND GST LEBANON 37.68N 92.66W
08/19/2009 M54.00 MPH LACLEDE MO AWOS

1148 PM FLASH FLOOD 3 N COLUMBUS 37.21N 94.84W
08/19/2009 CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

BETHLEHEM ROAD BETWEEN 10TH AND 20TH STREETS FLOODED.
ALSO 8 MILES WEST OF COLUMBUS SEVERAL COUNTY ROADS
FLOODED FROM 90TH ROAD WEST TO NEOSHO RIVER

1208 AM TSTM WND DMG DIXON 37.99N 92.09W
08/20/2009 PULASKI MO CO-OP OBSERVER

TREES DOWN IN DIXON. ESTIMATED 60 MPH WINDS

1215 AM TSTM WND DMG 7 SSE FORT LEONARD WOOD 37.60N 92.13W
08/20/2009 TEXAS MO AMATEUR RADIO

TRAILOR DESTROYED ON AW HIGHWAY NORTH OF ROBY.

1220 AM TSTM WND DMG 4 N ROBY 37.57N 92.14W
08/20/2009 TEXAS MO FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

*** 1 INJ *** A MOBILE HOME WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED BY
EITHER SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS OR A POSSIBLE
TORNADO. A STORM SURVEY WILL LIKELY BE PERFORMED THIS
AFTERNOON.

1230 AM TSTM WND GST CRANE 36.91N 93.57W
08/20/2009 E60.00 MPH STONE MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

0100 AM HEAVY RAIN 4 N JOPLIN 37.14N 94.51W
08/20/2009 M2.66 INCH JASPER MO ASOS

6 HOUR RAINFALL ACCUMULATION

0103 AM TSTM WND DMG SALEM 37.65N 91.54W
08/20/2009 DENT MO EMERGENCY MNGR

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS KNOCKED OVER SEVERAL TREES
AND POWER POLES ACROSS MUCH OF DENT COUNTY. IN SALEM...A
CONVENIENT STORE SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE...ALONG WITH
DAMAGE TO A DISPLAY CASE. POWER HAS BEEN KNOCKED OUT TO
NUMEROUS RESIDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTY.

0149 AM HEAVY RAIN CARTHAGE 37.18N 94.31W
08/20/2009 E3.76 INCH JASPER MO CO-OP OBSERVER

STORM TOTAL PRECIP SO FAR.

0244 AM FLASH FLOOD MONETT 36.92N 93.93W
08/20/2009 BARRY MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

THE MONETT POLICE DEPARTMENT JUST RELAYED TO THE NWS THAT
CITY STREETS ARE BEGINNING TO FLOOD. THEY ARE WATCHING
KELLEY CREEK CLOSELY.

0258 AM FLASH FLOOD SCAMMON 37.28N 94.82W
08/20/2009 CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

THE LITTLE CHERRY CREEK HAS FLOODED A SECTION OF HIGHWAY
7 NEAR SCAMMON. THE HIGHWAY HAS BEEN CLOSED TO MOTORISTS.


0305 AM FLASH FLOOD SCAMMON 37.28N 94.82W
08/20/2009 CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

A WATER RESCUE IS IN PROGRESS. A MOTORISTS TRIED TO CROSS
A FLOODED LITTLE CHERRY CREEK AT ITS INTERSECTION WITH
HIGHWAY 7.

0333 AM FLASH FLOOD COLUMBUS 37.17N 94.84W
08/20/2009 CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

EXCESSIVE RAIN HAS FLOODED A HALF MILE STRETCH OF HIGHWAY
7 IN COLUMBUS. THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR RELAYED
TO THE NWS THAT THE WATER DEPTH ON THE HIGHWAY IS A FOOT
AN A HALF. ALSO...BRUSH CREEK HAS NOW FLOODED A SECTION
OF HIGHWAY 7...THIS SECTION OF THE ROAD HAS BEEN CLOSED
OFF TO MOTORISTS.

0429 AM FLASH FLOOD NEOSHO 36.87N 94.37W
08/20/2009 NEWTON MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

NUMEROUS ROADS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF NEOSHO...ALONG
WITH NUMEROUS ROADS ACROSS THE COUNTY WERE FLOODING FROM
EXCESSIVE RAINFALL. NO SPECIFIC ROAD INFORMATION WAS
AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

0436 AM FLASH FLOOD CASSVILLE 36.68N 93.87W
08/20/2009 BARRY MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

TWO CITY STREETS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF CASSVILLE WERE
FLOODED AND IMPASSABLE TO MOTORISTS. THESE ROADS ARE IN
THE PROCESS OF BEING CLOSED DOWN TO MOSTORISTS.


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