...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

 

STORM REPORTS

 

 

 PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO 1228 AM CDT MON MAY 12 2008 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 1132 AM HAIL MOUNT VERNON 37.10N 93.82W 05/10/2008 E0.25 INCH LAWRENCE MO LAW ENFORCEMENT 1139 AM HAIL BATTLEFIELD 37.12N 93.37W 05/10/2008 E0.25 INCH GREENE MO NWS EMPLOYEE 1142 AM HAIL STOTTS CITY 37.10N 93.95W 05/10/2008 E0.50 INCH LAWRENCE MO PUBLIC 1202 PM HAIL MILLER 37.21N 93.84W 05/10/2008 E0.25 INCH LAWRENCE MO PUBLIC 1214 PM HAIL 2 S EVERTON 37.31N 93.70W 05/10/2008 E0.25 INCH DADE MO LAW ENFORCEMENT 1236 PM HAIL 1 SW BRONAUGH 37.68N 94.48W 05/10/2008 E0.25 INCH VERNON MO LAW ENFORCEMENT 1239 PM HAIL SPRINGFIELD 37.20N 93.29W 05/10/2008 E0.25 INCH GREENE MO OFFICIAL NWS OBS 1239 PM HAIL WILLARD 37.31N 93.43W 05/10/2008 E0.25 INCH GREENE MO AMATEUR RADIO 1255 PM HAIL 6 S STOCKTON 37.61N 93.80W 05/10/2008 E0.88 INCH CEDAR MO LAW ENFORCEMENT 0100 PM LIGHTNING 4 NW ELDRIDGE 37.87N 92.80W 05/10/2008 LACLEDE MO EMERGENCY MNGR LIGHTNING STRUCK A HOUSE. 0100 PM HAIL 2 W FILLEY 37.76N 93.99W 05/10/2008 E0.88 INCH CEDAR MO EMERGENCY MNGR NICKEL HAIL WEST OF FILLEY ON 32 HIGHWAY. TIME ESTIMATED. 0104 PM HAIL ICONIUM 38.11N 93.54W 05/10/2008 E0.75 INCH ST. CLAIR MO EMERGENCY MNGR 0105 PM HAIL STOCKTON 37.70N 93.80W 05/10/2008 E0.88 INCH CEDAR MO LAW ENFORCEMENT 0108 PM HAIL 7 W PITTSBURG 37.41N 94.83W 05/10/2008 E0.25 INCH CRAWFORD KS EMERGENCY MNGR 0115 PM HAIL FORT SCOTT 37.84N 94.71W 05/10/2008 E1.25 INCH BOURBON KS EMERGENCY MNGR QUARTER TO HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL COVERED THE GROUND. 0120 PM HAIL FORT SCOTT 37.84N 94.71W 05/10/2008 E0.50 INCH BOURBON KS TRAINED SPOTTER 0132 PM HAIL 6 NNW BOLIVAR 37.69N 93.45W 05/10/2008 E1.00 INCH POLK MO PUBLIC NICKEL TO QUARTER SIZED HAIL. 0135 PM HAIL ROME 36.84N 92.77W 05/10/2008 E0.75 INCH DOUGLAS MO AMATEUR RADIO 0137 PM HAIL ROME 36.84N 92.77W 05/10/2008 E0.75 INCH DOUGLAS MO TRAINED SPOTTER 0137 PM HAIL 5 N BOLIVAR 37.69N 93.42W 05/10/2008 E1.00 INCH POLK MO EMERGENCY MNGR QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED WITH HAIL COVERING THE GROUND. 0138 PM HAIL SQUIRES 36.85N 92.62W 05/10/2008 E0.88 INCH DOUGLAS MO TRAINED SPOTTER 0200 PM LIGHTNING 8 WSW LEBANON 37.64N 92.80W 05/10/2008 LACLEDE MO EMERGENCY MNGR LIGHTNING STRUCK A HOUSE WHICH CAUGHT FIRE. 0205 PM HAIL 2 S LOUISBURG 37.73N 93.14W 05/10/2008 E0.75 INCH DALLAS MO LAW ENFORCEMENT NUMEROUS REPORTS OF HAIL IN THE LOUISBURG AREA. DIME SIZED THE BIGGEST. REPORTED FROM DALLAS CO 911. 0206 PM HAIL 2 SW VANZANT 36.95N 92.33W 05/10/2008 E0.75 INCH DOUGLAS MO TRAINED SPOTTER 0218 PM HAIL 1 NE BENNETT SPRINGS 37.74N 92.84W 05/10/2008 E0.25 INCH LACLEDE MO EMERGENCY MNGR 0230 PM HAIL MOODY 36.53N 91.99W 05/10/2008 E0.25 INCH HOWELL MO EMERGENCY MNGR TIME ESTIMATED. 0253 PM HAIL 2 N HERMITAGE 37.97N 93.32W 05/10/2008 E0.88 INCH HICKORY MO LAW ENFORCEMENT 0515 PM HAIL EL DORADO SPRINGS 37.88N 94.02W 05/10/2008 E0.75 INCH CEDAR MO EMERGENCY MNGR 0517 PM TORNADO 2 NW HALLOWELL 37.20N 95.02W 05/10/2008 CHEROKEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER BRIEF TOUCHDOWN. LARGE FUNNEL CLOUD STILL PRESENT. 0523 PM TORNADO 5 W MELROSE 37.03N 95.05W 05/10/2008 CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR TORNADO CROSSING LABETTE CHEROKEE COUNTY BORDER EAST OF CHETOPA. 0529 PM HAIL ARMA 37.54N 94.70W 05/10/2008 E0.75 INCH CRAWFORD KS EMERGENCY MNGR 0530 PM HAIL 1 SE SHOAL CREEK DRIVE 37.03N 94.51W 05/10/2008 E1.50 INCH NEWTON MO PUBLIC 0531 PM HAIL MULBERRY 37.56N 94.62W 05/10/2008 E0.88 INCH CRAWFORD KS EMERGENCY MNGR 0532 PM TORNADO 6 W BAXTER SPRINGS 37.02N 94.84W 05/10/2008 CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR 0533 PM TORNADO 6 W BAXTER SPRINGS 37.02N 94.84W 05/10/2008 CHEROKEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER 0539 PM HAIL WINONA 37.01N 91.32W 05/10/2008 E0.75 INCH SHANNON MO EMERGENCY MNGR 0542 PM TORNADO 5 WSW BAXTER SPRINGS 37.00N 94.82W 05/10/2008 CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR TORNADO DAMAGE PATH THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE WIDE ALONG THE KANSAS AND OKLAHOMA STATE LINE. 0542 PM HAIL RIVERTON 37.07N 94.70W 05/10/2008 E1.00 INCH CHEROKEE KS AMATEUR RADIO 0543 PM HAIL BAXTER SPRINGS 37.02N 94.74W 05/10/2008 E2.75 INCH CHEROKEE KS AMATEUR RADIO 0543 PM TORNADO 1 S BAXTER SPRINGS 37.01N 94.74W 05/10/2008 CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR TORNADO ON THE GROUND JUST SOUTH OF BAXTER SPRINGS. 0547 PM HAIL 3 E RIVERTON 37.07N 94.65W 05/10/2008 E1.75 INCH CHEROKEE KS AMATEUR RADIO 0548 PM LIGHTNING BATTLEFIELD 37.12N 93.37W 05/10/2008 GREENE MO PUBLIC HOUSE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AND CURRENTLY ON FIRE. 0550 PM HAIL 3 W LEAWOOD 37.03N 94.54W 05/10/2008 E1.75 INCH NEWTON MO LAW ENFORCEMENT GOLFBALL HAIL AT MILE MARKER 1 ON I-44. 0552 PM HAIL 1 S BAXTER SPRINGS 37.01N 94.74W 05/10/2008 E4.25 INCH CHEROKEE KS NWS EMPLOYEE 0553 PM HAIL N JOPLIN 37.08N 94.51W 05/10/2008 E1.00 INCH JASPER MO AMATEUR RADIO 0555 PM HAIL JOPLIN 37.08N 94.51W 05/10/2008 E2.75 INCH JASPER MO EMERGENCY MNGR BASEBALL SIZE HAIL 22ND STREET AND WINDFIELD. 0555 PM HAIL JOPLIN 37.08N 94.51W 05/10/2008 E1.25 INCH JASPER MO EMERGENCY MNGR 32ND STREET AT REEDS LINE ROAD 0558 PM HAIL JOPLIN 37.08N 94.51W 05/10/2008 E1.75 INCH JASPER MO AMATEUR RADIO 0559 PM TORNADO 1 W REDINGS MILL 37.02N 94.53W 05/10/2008 NEWTON MO EMERGENCY MNGR TORNADO AT INTERSECTION OF BETHEL AND IRIS ROAD WEST OF REDINGSMILL. 0600 PM LIGHTNING LOCKWOOD 37.39N 93.95W 05/10/2008 DADE MO EMERGENCY MNGR LIGHTNING STRUCK A HOME CAUSING IT TO CATCH FIRE. TIME ESTIMATED. 0603 PM TORNADO 2 NW RACINE 36.92N 94.55W 05/10/2008 NEWTON MO EMERGENCY MNGR *** 12 FATAL *** TORNADO DAMAGED OR DESTROYED NUMEROUS BUILDINGS. PRELIMINARY REPORTS INDICATE 12 FATALITIES NEAR RACINE. NWS STORM SURVEY IS CURRENTLY BEING CONDUCTED. 0605 PM TORNADO 3 NNW NEOSHO 36.91N 94.39W 05/10/2008 NEWTON MO NWS EMPLOYEE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE ALONG HIGHAY 71. HIGHWAY CLOSED. INJRIES POSSIBLE. UNKNOWN NUMBER. 0605 PM TORNADO 4 WNW NEOSHO 36.89N 94.43W 05/10/2008 NEWTON MO TRAINED SPOTTER 0607 PM TSTM WND GST 2 E JOPLIN 37.08N 94.48W 05/10/2008 E65.00 MPH JASPER MO AMATEUR RADIO ESTIMATED GUSTS BETWEEN 50 AND 65 MPH. 0614 PM TORNADO 2 N NEOSHO 36.90N 94.37W 05/10/2008 NEWTON MO AMATEUR RADIO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE NORTH OF NEOSHO. 0615 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 W FAIR PLAY 37.63N 93.66W 05/10/2008 CEDAR MO EMERGENCY MNGR TREES DOWN ON HIGHWAY 32 NEAR POLK COUNTY LINE. TIME AND LOCATION ESTIMATED. 0615 PM HAIL MONETT 36.92N 93.93W 05/10/2008 E1.00 INCH BARRY MO LAW ENFORCEMENT QUATER SIZE HAIL FALLING. SHEET METAL IS ALSO FALLING FROM THE SKY. 0615 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 SW GRANBY 36.90N 94.28W 05/10/2008 NEWTON MO AMATEUR RADIO EXTENSIVE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE INCLUDING A 30 BY 40 FOOT BUILDING DESTROYED. 0616 PM TORNADO 1 S SARCOXIE 37.05N 94.12W 05/10/2008 NEWTON MO LAW ENFORCEMENT TORNADO ON THE GROUND AT HIGHWAY 37 AND UNICORN. 0620 PM TORNADO 6 ENE CARTHAGE 37.21N 94.21W 05/10/2008 JASPER MO NWS STORM SURVEY *** 1 FATAL *** AN NWS SURVEY TEAM DETERMINED THAT A EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN EAST-NORTHEAST OF CARTHAGE JUST NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF IVY ROAD AND 90TH ROAD AND TRACKED EAST TO NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF IVY ROAD AND 60TH ROAD. PATH WAS WAS APPROXIMATELY 3.25 MILES LONG. AVERAGE PATH WIDTH AN EIGHTH OF A MILE WIDE...MAX A QUARTER OF A MILE WIDE. MAX WINDS 105 MPH. ONE MOBILE HOME DESTROYED. FIVE OTHER HOMES HAD MODERATE DAMAGE. NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS DESTROYED. 0620 PM TORNADO NEWTONIA 36.88N 94.19W 05/10/2008 NEWTON MO TRAINED SPOTTER SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE IN NEWTONIA 0620 PM HAIL GRANBY 36.92N 94.25W 05/10/2008 E1.00 INCH NEWTON MO TRAINED SPOTTER QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WINDS IN GRANBY. 0624 PM TORNADO 3 NNE FAIRVIEW 36.86N 94.07W 05/10/2008 BARRY MO OFFICIAL NWS OBS *** 1 FATAL *** THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF THE TORNADO THAT TRAVERSED NEWTON COUNTY. A TORNADO WITH A MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH OF 200 YARDS CROSSED INTO BARRY COUNTY 3 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF FAIRVIEW. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO THE NORTHERN EDGE OF PURDY WHERE EF2 DAMAGE OCCURRED. THE TORNADO LIFTED 1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF MCDOWELL. THE TOTAL PATH LENGTH IN BARRY COUNTY WAS 16 MILES. 0629 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 S NEOSHO 36.84N 94.37W 05/10/2008 NEWTON MO AMATEUR RADIO LARGE TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN. 0630 PM HAIL 3 NE MONETT 36.95N 93.89W 05/10/2008 E0.88 INCH LAWRENCE MO PUBLIC 0637 PM TORNADO 2 W PURDY 36.82N 93.96W 05/10/2008 BARRY MO EMERGENCY MNGR TORNADO REPORTED WEST OF PURDY MOVING EAST. 0638 PM HAIL 2 N MONETT 36.95N 93.93W 05/10/2008 E0.88 INCH LAWRENCE MO CO-OP OBSERVER LOTS OF NICKEL SIZE HAIL FALLING. 0640 PM TSTM WND DMG PURDY 36.82N 93.92W 05/10/2008 BARRY MO FIRE DEPT/RESCUE LARGE LIMBS DOWN IN PURDY 0640 PM HAIL 1 N MONETT 36.94N 93.93W 05/10/2008 E1.00 INCH LAWRENCE MO EMERGENCY MNGR 0640 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 W PURDY 36.82N 93.94W 05/10/2008 BARRY MO TRAINED SPOTTER STORM DAMAGE REPORTED IN THE AREA OF HWY 97 AND B HWY. 3 BARNS DESTROYED, 3 LARGE TREES UPROOTED, AND THE ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF OF A HOUSE. 0643 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 S PIERCE CITY 36.87N 94.00W 05/10/2008 BARRY MO LAW ENFORCEMENT TREES UPROOTED SOUTH OF PIERCE CITY. 0643 PM HAIL MONETT 36.92N 93.93W 05/10/2008 E1.75 INCH BARRY MO LAW ENFORCEMENT GOLFBALL HAIL AND 60 MPH WINDS IN MONETT 0650 PM HAIL ROCKY COMFORT 36.75N 94.09W 05/10/2008 E0.75 INCH MCDONALD MO EMERGENCY MNGR 0659 PM LIGHTNING LOCKWOOD 37.39N 93.95W 05/10/2008 DADE MO EMERGENCY MNGR HOUSE STRUCK BY LIGHTING AND CAUGHT FIRE. TIME ESTIMATED. 0700 PM TSTM WND DMG WILLARD 37.31N 93.43W 05/10/2008 GREENE MO PUBLIC WINDOW BLOWN IN ON SOUTH SIDE OF HOUSE. 0700 PM HAIL 5 SSW PURDY 36.75N 93.96W 05/10/2008 E1.00 INCH BARRY MO PUBLIC 0710 PM TORNADO 1 NE PURDY 36.83N 93.91W 05/10/2008 BARRY MO EMERGENCY MNGR *** 1 FATAL *** DAMAGE TO 4 TRAILER HOMES...A CHURCH...HOMES...AND SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS IN THE PURDY AREA. 1 FATALITY REPORTED BY EMERGENCY MANAGER. 0711 PM TSTM WND GST 2 N GALENA 36.83N 93.47W 05/10/2008 E70.00 MPH STONE MO TRAINED SPOTTER ESTIMATED 70 TO 80 MPH WIND 0714 PM HAIL SPOKANE 36.87N 93.30W 05/10/2008 E1.00 INCH CHRISTIAN MO LAW ENFORCEMENT 1 INCH HAIL AT SPOKANE 0719 PM HAIL CHESTNUTRIDGE 36.84N 93.25W 05/10/2008 E1.00 INCH CHRISTIAN MO LAW ENFORCEMENT 1 INCH HAIL AT CHESTNUTRIDGE 0725 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 1 N BRANSON 36.66N 93.22W 05/10/2008 TANEY MO EMERGENCY MNGR REPORT OF A FUNNEL CLOUD NEAR HIGHWAY 65 AND HIGHWAY 160 0732 PM TSTM WND GST FORSYTH 36.68N 93.12W 05/10/2008 E80.00 MPH TANEY MO BROADCAST MEDIA 80 MPH WIND REPORT 0900 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 E MOUNTAIN VIEW 37.00N 91.67W 05/10/2008 SHANNON MO EMERGENCY MNGR SEVERAL TREES BLOWN DOWN.


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