...Tornadoes, Large Hail and Wind Damage Hit the Ozarks Again on May 30th...
A powerful cold front quickly raced across the Ozarks during the afternoon and early evening hours of May 30th, 2004. Strong to severe thunderstorms developed quickly by midday along and ahead of the cold front.
Most of the stronger storms which developed showed signs of strong rotation, and also showed reflectivity apendages normally associated with tornadic storms.
There were only two confirmed reports of tornadoes across the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas after storm surveys were done on damage areas reported to the National Weather Service. One of the tornadoes was rated as F0, hitting 6 miles southwest of Eminence in Shannon county, and another rated F1, 3 miles southeast of Lebanon in Laclede county.
In addition to the two confirmed tornadoes, several reports of large hail from golf ball to softball size was reported throughout the area.
The cold front then pushed out of the area and into the Ohio and Tennessee Valley region, causing numerous more tornadoes, damaging wind, and large hail. A list of all severe weather reported throughout the country is linked above.
Laclede County Tornado Stats:
Path Length: 1 mile long
Path Width: 200 Yards
Shannon County Tornado Stats:
Path Length: 1/10th of a mile long
Path Width: 50 Yards