...Tornadic Storms Hit Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri...

A strong area of low pressure lifted northeast out of southwest Missouri Saturday afternoon (5/10/08) and into central Missouri during the evening.  Instability increased over southeast Kansas and the southwest corner of Missouri during the late afternoon as temperatures rose into the mid to upper 70s.  The instability along with the strong cold front caused severe thunderstorms to develop.  With strong wind shear in the area, the storms in this area quickly became tornadic along with producing large hail to the size of softballs.  The tornadic storms were mainly concentrated in an area from Cherokee county Kansas to Newton and Barry counties in Missouri. 

A detailed meteorological summary of the event is available HERE.

Damage survey information available by clicking the links below.

Jasper County, MO Newton County, MO
Barry County, MO
Ottawa County, OK Cherokee County, KS





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