Storm Event Summary

May 12, 2011

 
 


...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR ANDERSON MISSOURI ON WEDNESDAY EVENING MAY 11, 2011...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMED THAT AN
EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN TO THE EAST OF ANDERSON IN FAR SOUTHWEST MISSOURI AROUND 723 PM CDT WEDNESDAY EVENING...AND TRAVELED APPROXIMATELY THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE BEFORE LIFTING. MAXIMUM WIDTH WAS APPROXIMATELY 75 YARDS WIDE.

UNLIKE TORNADOES PRODUCED BY SUPERCELLS AND NORMALLY LOCATED AT
THE BACK EDGE OF THE STORM...THIS TORNADO FORMED ALONG THE LEADING
EDGE OF A GUST FRONT AHEAD OF A BAND OF THUNDERSTORMS THAT HAD MOVED
INTO WESTERN MCDONALD COUNTY.

DOWNED TREES AND LIMBS IN A ROTATING MANNER COMBINED WITH AN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT CONFIRMED THE TORNADO.

NO ONE WAS HURT DURING THE EVENT.


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