Storm Event Summary

December 31, 2010


Nine Tornadoes Confirmed on December 30th and 31st

Two rounds of severe weather impacted the Ozarks during the morning hours of New Year's Eve 2010.  The first round arrived shortly after midnight as a pair of supercell thunderstorms moved northeast out of northern Arkansas into south central Missouri, producing tornadoes near Indian Point in Stone County and in northern Christian and southern Webster Counties. 

Round two arrived shortly after daybreak as supercells again developed ahead of a dryline over northern Arkansas, moving northeast into Missouri.  These storms produced tornadoes once again near Indian Point in Stone County, northeast of Bolivar, and near Ft. Leonard Wood, Rolla, and the town of Lecoma in Dent County.  Tragically, these tornadoes claimed two lives north of Rolla and two more near Lecoma.

These tornadoes ranged in intensity from EF-0 to EF-3 with four of EF-0 intensity, three EF-1, and two EF-3.

Please note:  The tornado counts, strength, and tracks on these pages are preliminary, and subject to change as additional storm surveys are completed.  Additional information on this and other aspects of the event will be provided as soon as it is available. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.