Storm Event Review

November 6, 2008

A strong cold front pushed across southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks Wednesday night and early Thursday morning bringing strong to severe severe thunderstorms to portions of the area.  A squall line swept across southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri producing damaging straight line winds, large hail and at least one tornado.  The storms produced winds of 50 to 70 mph resulting in downed trees and minor structural damage. A tornado briefly touch downed near Shell Knob.

National Weather Service storm survey team determined that an EF1 tornado...with maximum wind speeds of 100 to 110 mph occurred in southeast Barry County. The tornado touched down near Mano or 4 miles northeast of Eagle Rock at approximately 144 AM Thursday morning. The tornado then tracked northeast to approximately 2miles east of Shell Knob at 156 AM. The path was nearly 7 miles long and 100 yards wide. The tornado destroyed a boat dock and metal boat dock shed near Mano. The tornado downed trees...caused minor roof damage...and destroyed another boat dock just east of Shell Knob.

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