Severe thunderstorms formed over southeast Missouri and far southern Illinois on the evening of June 4.  The strongest storm produced large hail of golfball to baseball size across Scott County, Missouri between 8 and 8:30 p.m.  This cell  evolved into a supercell and went on to produce an EF-2 tornado in the Diehlstadt area in addition to downburst wind damage.  Details of the Diehlstadt tornado and downburst are provided below, along with a few pictures of the storm damage.

A map of the surveyed tornado and downburst is provided for reference:

Map of tornado and downburst event in the Diehlstadt area of southeast Missouri 

 

Tornado information Diehlstadt, MO
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY 125 PM CDT TUE JUN 5 2012  

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR DIEHLSTADT MISSOURI...

* EVENT TYPE.........EF2 TORNADO
* EVENT DATE.........MONDAY JUNE 4 2012
* EVENT TIME.........844 PM CDT
* EVENT LOCATION.....1/4 MILE NORTH OF DIEHLSTADT TO 1/4 MILE SOUTH OF DIEHLSTADT
* PEAK WIND..........115 MPH
* AVG. PATH WIDTH....75 YARDS
* PATH LENGTH........0.5 MILES
* INJURIES...........NONE
* FATALITIES.........3
* DAMAGE DETAIL......A SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND SCATTERED
WITH THE UNDERCARRIAGE BLOW APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS FROM THE HOME SITE. SEVERAL LARGE
WAREHOUSE BUILDINGS WITH PARTIAL ROOF LOSS AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. SEVERAL TREE SNAPPED
OR UPROOTED. FENCING AND SIGN BLOWN DOWN.
Image of mobile home demolished by EF-2 tornado in Diehlstadt, MO
Image of mobile home demolished by EF-2 tornado in Diehlstadt, MO
 
Downburst information Diehlstadt, Missouri
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY 131 PM CDT TUE JUN 5 2012  

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR DIEHLSTADT MISSOURI...

* EVENT TYPE.........DOWNBURST
* EVENT DATE.........MONDAY JUNE 4 2012
* EVENT TIME.........840 PM CDT
* EVENT LOCATION.....2.5 MILES NORTH OF DIEHLSTADT TO 1 MILE SOUTH OF DIEHLSTADT
* PEAK WIND..........100 MPH
* AVG. PATH WIDTH....1/2 MILE
* PATH LENGTH........3.5 MILES
* INJURIES...........NONE
* FATALITIES.........NONE
* DAMAGE DETAIL......52 HOMES DAMAGED WITH MOSTLY MINOR TO MODERATE ROOF DAMAGE. SEVERAL BUSINESSES
AND A CHURCH DAMAGED (STEEPLE BLOWN OFF). NUMEROUS OUTBUILDINGS AND OTHER BUILDINGS DAMAGED. SEVERAL
POWER POLES SNAPPED...MANY DOZENS OF TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED. IRRIGATION SYSTEM WAS TOPPLED.

Image of mobile home damaged by downburst in Diehlstadt, MO 

Image of mobile home damaged by downburst in Diehlstadt, MO

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