Storm Event Survey

February 29, 2012

 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Survey teams will be going out to several locations during the day on February 29th and likely several more days as well.  Additional information on possible tornadoes, and the strength of those tornadoes, will be provided as soon as the surveys are completed.

 

...EF-2 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN BARRY COUNTY...

* DATE...02/29/2012
* BEGIN LOCATION...3 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF CASSVILLE
* END LOCATION...2 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF CASSVILLE
* ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME...1242 AM CST
* ESTIMATED END TIME...1245 AM CST
* MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-2
* ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...120 MPH
* ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH...400 YARDS
* PATH LENGTH...1.7 MILES
* FATALITIES...1
* INJURIES...4

...EF-2 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN STONE AND TANEY COUNTIES FROM THE
 KIMBERLING CITY AREA TO BRANSON...

* DATE...02/29/2012
* BEGIN LOCATION...NEAR JOE BALD ROAD IN KIMBERLING CITY 36.6258N
  93.4397W (STONE COUNTY)
* END LOCATION... 2 MILES EAST OF KISSEE MILLS 36.6575N 93.0276W
  (TANEY COUNTY)
* ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME...APPROXIMATELY 113 AM.
* ESTIMATED END TIME...APPROXIMATELY 132 AM.
* MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-2.
* ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...120 MPH-130 MPH.
* ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH...MAX 400 YARDS.
* PATH LENGTH...APPROXIMATELY 22 MILES.
* FATALITIES...NONE.

...EF-2 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN EXTREME EASTERN POLK AND DALLAS
COUNTIES NEAR BUFFALO...

* BEGIN LOCATION...5 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF HALFWAY.
* END LOCATION...2 MILES EAST OF BUFFALO.
* ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME...1158 PM CST 2/28/2012.
* ESTIMATED END TIME...1212 AM CST 2/29/2012.
* MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-2 TWO MILES SOUTH OF BUFFALO.
* ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...115 MPH TO 120 MPH.
* ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH...75-100 YARDS.
* PATH LENGTH...10 MILES.
* FATALITIES...1.
* INJURIES...12.

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BENNETT SPRING...
* BEGIN LOCATION...1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF BENNETT SPRING.
* END LOCATION...1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF BENNETT SPRING.
* ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME...1222 AM CST 2/29/2012.
* ESTIMATED END TIME...1226 AM CST 2/29/2012.
* MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1.
* ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 TO 105 MPH.
* ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH...50-75 YARDS.
* PATH LENGTH...0.25 MILES.
* FATALITIES...0.
* INJURIES...0.

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN LACLEDE COUNTY BETWEEN PHILLIPSBURG AND
LEBANON...
* BEGIN LOCATION...2 MILES NORTHWEST OF PHILLIPSBURG.
* END LOCATION...1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF LEBANON.
* ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME...1218 AM CST 2/29/2012.
* ESTIMATED END TIME...1230 AM CST 2/29/2012.
* MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1.
* ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 TO 105 MPH.
* ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS.
* PATH LENGTH...11 MILES.
* FATALITIES...0.
* INJURIES...1.

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN PHELPS AND DENT COUNTIES...

* DATE...02/29/2012
* BEGIN LOCATION...1/2 MILE NORTHWEST OF EDGAR SPRINGS
* END LOCATION...15 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ROLLA
* ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME...106 AM
* ESTIMATED END TIME...122 AM
* MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
* ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90-95 MPH
* ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH...50-75 YARDS
* PATH LENGTH...19 MILES
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN DADE AND POLK COUNTIES...

* DATE...02/28/2012
* BEGIN LOCATION...3 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF GREENFIELD
* END LOCATION...2 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF ALDRICH
* ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME...1126 PM
* ESTIMATED END TIME...1145 PM
* MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
* ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 TO 100 MPH
* ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
* PATH LENGTH...18.6 MILES
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN BARTON COUNTY...

* DATE...FEBRUARY 28TH 2012
* BEGIN LOCATION...5.5 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF MINDENMINES.
* END LOCATION...1.5 MILES NORTHWEST OF LAMAR.
* ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME...1052 PM CST.
* ESTIMATED END TIME...1110 PM CST.
* MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1.
* ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85-90 MPH.
* ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS.
* PATH LENGTH...16 MILES.
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0
* BEGIN LAT/LON...37.391 N / -94.556 W
* END LAT/LON...37.506 N / -94.301 W


* THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION WAS DETERMINED BY A NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL
REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
STORM DATA.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/SGF. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT A LATER DATE
WHEN SURVEYS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES
INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS  65 TO  85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS  86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

 

 

 

 

 


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