Weather service details six tornados

Weather service details six tornados

The National Weather Service is reporting the potential for severe thunderstorms later tonight. Damage was consistent with wind speeds of 85-95 miles per hour, which indicates an EF1 tornado. As the tornado tore east, it caused the area of greatest home and property destruction 3 miles north of Perryville, in the vicinity of US 61 and Moore Drive. Wentzville, Missouri police Major Paul West says several businesses were damaged.

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The tornado damaged power poles, trees, outbuildings and numerous farm buildings. At that time winds approaching 60+ miles per hour, large hail and tornadoes are possible. The damage further east was consistent with and EF0 or EF1 level tornado. The tornado was six-tenths of a mile wide and traveled 50.4 miles, the longest track of a tornado in the weather service's Paducah, Ky., coverage area in 25 years.

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The current thinking is that storms will enter central Missouri between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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The area is now under a wind advisory until 8 p.m. The tornado caused significant damage to Wells Manufacturing, with a partial collapse of walls and the roof. The Weather Service says one skipped along a path from just south of Carterville to just north of Marion in Williamson County, while another damaged mostly trees just southwest of Carbondale.

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