Monday’s storms included two tornadoes that left residents of the Four States cleaning up broken tree limbs and scattered debris. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
The first tornado was an EF-1 and touched down at around 1:08 Monday morning and was on the ground until 1:15 AM, traveling about 3.5 miles with wind speeds of up to 90 miles per hour and an estimated width of 100 yards. The tornado traveled across Newton County parallel with Interstate 49, southwest of Neosho. It lifted a manufactured home of its foundation and left several tree branches snapped and uprooted.
The second twister was on the ground between 4:44 and 4:48 AM Monday and was slightly weaker, graded as an EF-0 with wind speeds of up to 85 miles per hour. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Springfield estimated it stayed on the ground for 2.3 miles with a maximum width of 50 yards. No injuries or deaths were reported from either storm. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro