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.
Chance the Rapper donates $1M to public schools
The internet is already going insane with love and support for Chance's initiative. Former First Lady Michelle Obama even tweeted in support of the rapper.
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.
Oakland Raiders might be heading to Las Vegas after all
The Raiders originally received a $650 million pledge from casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to build the stadium, but Adelson withdrew his commitment in January.
The current thinking is that storms will enter central Missouri between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Sea turtle recovering after 915 coins removed from stomach
By the late 20th century, the New York Times noted , mercy releases were filling Central Park with shop-bought turtles. Omsin, a green sea turtle, is recovering in Bangkok after surgery to remove over 900 coins from her stomach on Monday.
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.