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The chance of earthquake damage in Adair County is lower than Missouri average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Adair County is much lower than Missouri average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #100

Adair County
0.00
Missouri
0.70
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Adair County
0.0000
Missouri
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #103

Adair County
134.19
Missouri
214.01
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 11,906 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Adair County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:55Cold:117Dense Fog:70Drought:56
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,576Hail:4,181Heat:113Heavy Snow:149
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:104Landslide:0Strong Wind:148
Thunderstorm Winds:4,382Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:251Winter Weather:211
Other:493 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Adair County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Adair County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Adair County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 62 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Adair County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.12009-05-13240°13'N / 92°35'W40°13'N / 92°29'W6.00 Miles150 Yards265.0M0KAdair
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado touched down at 17:09 CST, 2 miles north-northwest of Kirksville. This tornado traveled east over northern portions of Kirksville, before lifting at 17:20 CST, 2 miles west-southwest of the town of Clay. This tornado killed two people and damaged numerous homes in northern Kirksville. Ten homes were destroyed and fifteen others suffered major damage. Up to 186 other buildings and homes had minor to moderate damage. Two dealerships suffered major damage. Several farmsteads suffered damage east of Kirksville. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening of May 13, 2009, a series of powerful supercell storms developed ahead of a cold front, pushing southward out of Iowa and Nebraska. These supercell storms produced a wide array of severe weather, with large hail up to the size of golf balls and winds up to 60 mph reported. These storms marched across eastern Kansas and northern Missouri during the evening hours, with a strong supercell storm producing tornadic activity in parts of northeast Missouri. Damage surveys conducted by the National Weather Service, in conjunction with emergency management, have found evidence of three tornadoes in Sullivan and Adair counties. All tornadoes appeared to have been produced by the same supercell thunderstorm. There were three fatalities. Moderate to severe damage was reported, in the Kirksville area.
5.11960-05-16240°12'N / 92°36'W40°16'N / 92°27'W8.70 Miles17 Yards0025K0Adair
10.31960-05-16240°16'N / 92°27'W40°17'N / 92°26'W0025K0Adair
17.81973-04-20439°56'N / 92°29'W39°59'N / 92°26'W3.80 Miles440 Yards1325K0Macon
20.11999-04-08239°53'N / 92°28'W40°00'N / 92°21'W10.00 Miles440 Yards00500K250KMacon
 Brief Description: After dissipating just west of Atlanta, a new tornado touched down 1 mile southeast of Atlanta and moved northeast into Knox County. In Macon County, 5 single family residences and 3 mobile homes were destroyed from 2 miles east of Atlanta to 10 miles northeast of Atlanta. Four single family homes were damaged within this area. Several outbuildings were also damaged or destroyed. Some damage south of the tornado track was likely due to the very intense rear flank downdraft, which storm spotters observed to accompany the storm. Severe weather broke out in northwest and west-central Missouri around midday on April 8. Storms tracked rapidly northeastward and moved into central and north-central Missouri by early evening. The outbreak included at least five tornadoes, one of which moved along a 54-mile path across three counties. Reports of thunderstorm wind damage were also widespread throughout the area.
22.61955-05-26240°26'N / 92°41'W40°36'N / 92°37'W11.70 Miles27 Yards0225K0Schuyler
23.41967-01-24440°24'N / 92°32'W40°35'N / 92°16'W18.90 Miles440 Yards022.5M0Schuyler
23.91999-04-08239°56'N / 92°18'W40°00'N / 92°13'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00500K0Knox
 Brief Description: A tornado moved from Macon into Knox County southwest of Novelty and caused damage for about 7 miles as it tracked northeast. One home completely lost its roof while another lost half of its roof. Another home had the siding peeled off one side. At least 4 barns, 6 outbuildings and 2 grain bins were destroyed. Several large trees were downed along with power lines and power poles.
24.21967-04-21439°42'N / 93°10'W39°59'N / 92°07'W59.00 Miles500 Yards02250K0Linn
26.31970-06-12239°57'N / 92°13'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Shelby
26.52003-05-10240°13'N / 92°12'W40°18'N / 92°01'W7.00 Miles200 Yards0000Knox
 Brief Description: A damage survey completed by National Weather Service personnel of Knox County Missouri revealed a 7 mile long tornado path just north of Edina northeast to the Knox Scotland County line. The tornado first started about 4 miles north of Edina along Highway EE. Three power poles were snapped off and a couple of trees damaged. The tornado strengthened as it moved northeast causing damage along County Road 44, Highway K, and County Road 48. Numerous trees were mangled, farm outbuildings destroyed and power lines downed. A home along County Road 48 suffered major damage losing its roof and one wall. The damage at this point was rated F2, the strongest along the tornado path. The width of the damage at this point was about 200 yards wide. The damage path continued northeast downing trees and power lines. It crossed Highway V just west of County Road 76. Along Highway V, 2 grains bins were destroyed , an old abandoned house was destroyed, and a home lost its garage and part of the roof. The tornado continued northeast and crossed into Scotland County near the North Fabius River.
27.01974-04-13339°54'N / 92°16'W39°55'N / 92°14'W0025K0Shelby
27.41999-04-08239°42'N / 92°52'W39°54'N / 92°31'W21.00 Miles440 Yards021.0M400KMacon
 Brief Description: The tornado which formed in Carroll County continued northeast through Chariton County and into Macon County, where the most widespread damage occurred. Continuous damage was observed from 2 miles south of New Cambria, where two workers suffered minor injuries at a mining quarry, to 2 miles west of Atlanta. Within this area, thirteen single family homes and 9 mobile homes were destroyed. Six single family homes and 4 mobile homes suffered major damage, and 33 single family homes and one mobile home suffered minor damage. Eighty-five agricultural outbuildings were destroyed, and 37 sustained damage. Widespread tree and power pole damage occurred. Severe weather broke out in northwest and west-central Missouri around midday on April 8. Storms tracked rapidly northeastward and moved into central and north-central Missouri by early evening. The outbreak included at least five tornadoes, one of which moved along a 54-mile path across three counties. Reports of thunderstorm wind damage were also widespread throughout the area.
28.41960-04-16240°30'N / 93°01'W40°32'N / 92°51'W8.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Mercer
29.51970-06-12339°44'N / 92°29'W39°50'N / 92°23'W8.50 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Macon
31.91970-05-13240°11'N / 92°03'W40°16'N / 91°57'W7.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Knox
33.01980-06-02240°38'N / 92°55'W40°40'N / 92°38'W14.70 Miles80 Yards052.5M0Appanoose
33.31970-06-20239°43'N / 92°29'W1.70 Miles100 Yards0225K0Macon
34.61980-06-02240°40'N / 92°38'W40°43'N / 92°33'W5.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Davis
35.21964-06-14240°40'N / 92°40'W40°44'N / 92°27'W11.90 Miles200 Yards00250K0Appanoose
35.41961-09-01240°42'N / 92°41'W1.00 Mile30 Yards00250K0Appanoose
35.71975-04-23439°41'N / 92°40'W39°41'N / 92°17'W20.30 Miles1700 Yards142.5M0Macon
35.81967-01-24440°35'N / 92°16'W40°41'N / 92°14'W6.80 Miles150 Yards0025K0Davis
36.21992-07-15240°43'N / 92°50'W40°40'N / 92°47'W3.00 Miles17 Yards00250K0Appanoose
37.11967-04-21240°07'N / 93°20'W40°07'N / 93°16'W2.70 Miles50 Yards0725K0Grundy
37.21971-05-05339°43'N / 92°58'W39°44'N / 92°57'W0122.5M0Linn
38.01973-04-20340°26'N / 92°03'W40°33'N / 91°57'W9.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Scotland
38.11960-04-16240°28'N / 93°25'W40°30'N / 93°01'W20.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Mercer
38.21971-05-05339°43'N / 92°59'W39°43'N / 92°58'W002.5M0Chariton
38.31970-10-08240°43'N / 92°50'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Appanoose
39.51970-06-12439°33'N / 92°53'W39°43'N / 92°40'W16.10 Miles400 Yards00250K0Chariton
40.01958-11-17240°03'N / 93°27'W40°13'N / 93°16'W14.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Grundy
40.41961-04-23240°43'N / 93°33'W40°41'N / 92°25'W59.30 Miles600 Yards002.5M0Wayne
40.51965-09-20240°43'N / 92°36'W40°50'N / 92°28'W10.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0Davis
40.51975-04-23339°45'N / 93°11'W39°47'N / 93°05'W5.40 Miles500 Yards02250K0Linn
41.01967-04-21240°07'N / 93°25'W40°07'N / 93°20'W3.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Grundy
41.11954-04-30239°39'N / 92°02'W40°17'N / 91°44'W46.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Boone
41.31975-04-23439°41'N / 92°17'W39°40'N / 92°08'W7.90 Miles1700 Yards002.5M0Shelby
41.41995-05-13240°28'N / 92°01'W40°30'N / 91°49'W8.00 Miles200 Yards03630K0Clark
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Arbela damaging at least half a dozen moble homes at a camp ground. As it moved east, just north of Highway 136, several homes, businesses, barns, and outbuildings were destroyed. Two people were slightly injured when the windows in their car shattered as the vehicle was tossed around by the tornado. A woman was injured in the Granger area when the roof of her home was torn off and a 2x6 support beam fell in. The tornado crossed the county line around 1430 CST and leveled a home and nearby farm before dissipating over an open field northeast of Luray.
41.51999-04-08240°06'N / 91°55'W40°14'N / 91°43'W16.00 Miles150 Yards022.1M0Lewis
 Brief Description: A tornado tore a 16 mile path of destruction across Lewis County causing an estimated $2.1 million in damage. The tornado first formed near LaBelle, where it destroyed a modular home and seriously damaged another home. Several barns were destroyed as were numerous sheds and other farm outbuildings. Several homes in town also sustained roof and siding damage. A pickup truck was picked up and moved about 100 yards. The woman occupant suffered minor injuries. The tornado moved northeast and reached its maximum strength in the Midway area, near the intersection of Highway H and Y. In this area 2 homes were considered destroyed as were 3 barns and numerous sheds and outbuildings. The tornado caused more damage as it moved northeast between Monticello and Williamstown. A couple of barns were destroyed as were several outbuildings. Two homes suffered roof damage. There was 1 injury in this area. A man suffered a cut on his head when hit by flying debris.
42.81988-05-08240°42'N / 93°05'W40°52'N / 92°36'W24.00 Miles43 Yards00250K0Appanoose
43.01971-05-05339°39'N / 93°04'W39°42'N / 93°03'W2.70 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Chariton
43.21973-04-21440°26'N / 93°23'W40°28'N / 93°19'W3.60 Miles440 Yards00250K0Putnam
44.31995-07-04339°24'N / 92°26'W39°48'N / 92°07'W0.10 Mile10 Yards00400K0Randolph
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down south of Moberly then moved through the eastern half of town. The tornado lifted approximately seven miles northeast of Moberly.
44.71989-04-27240°48'N / 92°16'W40°44'N / 92°10'W6.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Davis
44.81999-04-08340°45'N / 92°25'W40°52'N / 92°16'W11.00 Miles400 Yards00550K0Davis
 Brief Description: As mentioned in the narrative above, an intense low pressure formed to the southwest of Iowa. The low tracked northeast and lifted into eastern Nebraska. Ahead of the low, a strong low level jet of around 60 knots continued through the day. A nearly stationary frontal boundary extended east from the low. It lifted into southeast Nebraska during the day, but made little progress into southern Iowa. Lines of thunderstorms formed along the boundary through the day and lifted north rapidly. These storms were elevated in nature and as a result produced most of their severe weather in the form of hail. As the day unfolded, a sharp dry line was clearly evident on the satellite as early as 1600 UTC across Kansas. This line raced east during the day. By afternoon, a speed max had rotated around the upper low to the southwest with wind speeds measured by the Lathrop wind profiler at 100 knots at 500 mb by mid afternoon. Jet stream winds were in excess of 120 knots at the same time. Combined with the dynamic situation mentioned above, considerable moisture convergence took place near the triple point between the warm front and the dry line. Surface dew points pooled into to the mid 60s to even a few 70 degree F. dew point readings over northwest Missouri, southeast Nebraska, and southwest Iowa. Meanwhile, dew points fell into the upper 20s over northeast Kansas and south central Nebraska behind the dry line, with teens over central and south central Kansas. Thunderstorms erupted along the dry line by mid day and advanced east through the afternoon. Low level helicity values topped out between 500 and 600 (m/s)**2 just before the first tornadoes formed. Most of the storms in the warm sector became tornadic quickly. The northern limit of the tornado tracks extended about 10 miles or so north of the warm front. Tracks became intermittent very quickly as soon as the storms crossed the surface warm front due to the layer of very cold air just north of the front. Surface temperatures on the cold side of the front were only in the upper 40s to mid 50s. The entire day was very active. Initially, warm air advection thunderstorms produced hail at many locations of central and northern Iowa. Most of is was just below severe levels however. The activity that developed during the afternoon was a combination of warm air advection and the approach of the dryline. At the beginning of the event, the main weather feature was in the form of hail. There were numerous reports of hail three quarters to one and three quarters inch in diameter. The largest hail fell in Guthrie and Dallas Counties with reports of golf ball size hail. One of the storms in the initial wave of afternoon activity became stronger as it moved into southern Story County. Initially, high winds of 60 MPH or more swept through Sheldahl area of Boone County. Greene County was also affected by high winds from the storms. A tornado dropped out of the storm as it moved into the Slater area and was on the ground for about 2 miles. Initial estimates showed 44 homes and businesses damaged in Story County, one was destroyed with major damage to another. Thirty six homes and four businesses were damaged in the town of Slater. Two people were injured during the passage of the tornado. One of the injuries involved a 70 year old man who was picked up by the tornadoes winds and thrown about 10 feet before he latched on to something. His shoulder was dislocated and he required 6 stitches due to his injuries in his hand. High winds northeast of Slater knocked several cars of a Burlington Northern freight train off the tracks after they were blown more than one quarter mile down the track. It was not possible to determine of the cars were knocked off by the tornado or high winds however. This band of storms continue to race and develop northeast through the afternoon. Damage became more sporadic, however high winds occurred as far northeast as Hardin County, with 70 MPH winds reported near New Providence. Hail reports came in from as far northeast as Grundy and Black Hawk Counties, though it was only three quarters of an inch in diameter. Attention then shifted to the tornadic storms that formed near the dry line. During the afternoon, six more tornadoes touched down in Iowa, several of which were long track tornadoes. The first touched down in Taylor County and tracked through Adams, Cass, and Adair Counties. This tornado had was an F4 intensity tornado in parts of Adair and Adams Counties. Damage was extensive with $1,000,000 damage reported in both Adams and Adair Counties. Entire farmsteads were swept clean by the tornado. At one time this tornado was a mile wide wedge with a damage path nearly two miles wide due to the circulation around the tornado. Eyewitness reports indicated that the tornado split into two distinct tornadoes at times, similar to what occurred with the intense F4 tornado in Adair County of 27 May 1995. One of the farmsteads hit near Nodaway was levelled. Reports indicated that a check was blown from the house nearly 100 miles and was found in the town of Jefferson in Greene County. Other checks and papers were found strewn along the path, stretching from Jefferson all the way back to northwest Taylor County. In Adair County, one account indicated pieces of sheet metal from one farm was lifted and deposited six miles away from the farm. Two people were injured by this tornado, one in Adams County with the other in Adair County. One of the injuries Adair County was serious as a man suffered a broken back when the tornado lifted his semi-tractortrailer truck from the Interstate and threw it into a nearby field. The other injuries from this tornado were minor enough that the people were taken to the hospital, treated, and released. There was one account of a horse being picked up by the tornado. It was lifted into the air and thrown through a stand of pine trees 40 feet high. The horse suffered serious injuries and required significant medical attention do to lacerations. The horse amazingly did survive against all odds, though was said would likely lose sight in one eye. The next tornado touched down in Union County and tracked across Madison and Dallas Counties. This tornado had an F4 strength in Union and decreased to a strong F2 in Madison Counties before intensifying again to near F3 strength as it headed into Dallas County. Damage in Union County was around $2,000,000, and around $350,000 in Madison County. There was one person injured by this tornado in Union County. In an amazing account, the Union County Sheriff reported watching as the tornado lifted the car in front of him 35 feet in the air and throwing it 250 feet. The driver was inside during this time and came out of the situation uninjured. Five coal cars were knocked off the tracks in Union County by the tornado as well. This tornado also had a double structure. From eye witness accounts, which also can be shown on Doppler radar imagery, suggest a small rope like tornado passed through the Twelve Mile Lake area shortly before the passage of the main tornado. The next tornado was a weak tornado which touched down about 4 miles west of downtown Des Moines. The tornado did little damage, but did affect one house and several trees. The tornado was seen by a local television sky camera. A short time later, an F2 tornado touched down in Warren County and tracked into southeast Polk County. The track was over rural areas and damage from it was relatively minor. A more significant F3 tornado tracked from northern Lucas County, and weakened to an F2 as it moved across Warren, part of marion, and into Jasper County. One house was destroyed in Lucas County with the four people inside sustaining minor injuries. Once again, this tornado tracked across mostly rural areas, though it did hit a business and two homes in Jasper County and did $1,000,000 in damage. One person was injured in Jasper County. The last tornado touched down in Davis County at Bloomfield and tracked northeast into Wapello County with a maximum strength of F3. Damage in Davis County was over $500,000 as 64 homes and businesses were damaged in the Bloomfield area. To the northeast, the area of the tornado track was mostly rural and damage was limited to outbuildings for the most part. One farmstead reported severe damage near Floris in Davis County. The house was nearly levelled and several outbuildings were completely destroyed. Parts of the house and outbuildings were found as far as 5 miles away from the farmstead. As the storms moved north, high winds were produced over Story County east of Story City. High winds toppled a tractor semi-trailer truck east of Story City on Interstate 35, injuring the driver. Two cars and a truck were also blown off Interstate 35 in Hamilton County. Four people were injured. Two were taken to the hospital, treated, and released. Two were listed in serious condition, one with a neck fracture, the other with a shoulder fracture. The later incident appeared to be from the rear flank downdraft behind the storm and not the initial gust front. From the preliminary data, 178 homes and business were damaged or destroyed by the tornadic storms as well as countless outbuildings. There were several reports of livestock loss as well. It is truly amazing that there was no loss of life during this event and even more amazing is the fact that the injuries that did occur were all minor. Twenty counties in Iowa experienced serious damage from the storms of the day. Iowa Governor Vilsack declared several counties in Iowa disaster areas. These included Taylor, Union, Adams, and Adair Counties. High winds accompanied the storms as the moved through Appanoose County. A local gas station recorded an 81 MPH wind gust as the storms cut a half mile wide swath of destruction west of Moravia. There were numerous reports of cattle killed by the storms. Some were killed by the tornadoes and flying debris, others by lightning. Reports in Adair County, northwest of Fontanelle indicated about 25 head of cattle were struck by lightning shortly before a tornado moved through that area. As the area of storms that produced the high winds north of Ames in central Iowa moved north, they lost their punch. A few of the storms did remain quite strong however. As the area of thunderstorms moved through Cerro Gordo County, high winds blew down a 60 foot corn crib and did some other damage on a farm near Rockwell.
45.11971-05-05339°38'N / 93°04'W39°39'N / 93°04'W1.10 Miles50 Yards042.5M0Chariton
45.31988-05-08240°37'N / 93°20'W40°42'N / 93°05'W9.00 Miles43 Yards00250K0Wayne
45.51957-05-21240°05'N / 91°47'W40°07'N / 91°43'W3.80 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lewis
46.21988-05-08240°45'N / 92°29'W40°54'N / 92°10'W15.00 Miles60 Yards0025.0M0Davis
46.51959-05-20440°42'N / 93°09'W40°52'N / 92°54'W17.20 Miles440 Yards05250K0Wayne
46.61971-05-05339°37'N / 93°06'W39°38'N / 93°04'W022.5M0Chariton
46.81975-04-23339°44'N / 93°21'W39°45'N / 93°11'W8.60 Miles500 Yards00250K0Linn
47.22008-04-10240°43'N / 92°03'W40°45'N / 92°04'W2.00 Miles220 Yards00150K0KVan Buren
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado moved northeast from just southeast of Lebanon to just northeast of Lebanon during the early evening of April 10th. A wine shed and mobile home were destroyed. The top was ripped off of a silo and the second story of a winery was damaged. A house sustained minor structural damage and several large trees were topped off. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Heavy rain-producing thunderstorms moved across Northeast Missouri, Eastern Iowa, and west central & northwest Illinois during the late afternoon and evening hours of April 10th. Some of the storms produced tornadoes ranging in intensity from EF0 to EF2.
47.41973-04-21440°20'N / 93°33'W40°26'N / 93°23'W11.00 Miles440 Yards01250K0Mercer
47.61999-04-08239°30'N / 93°18'W39°43'N / 92°52'W26.00 Miles200 Yards00600K100KChariton
 Brief Description: The Carroll County tornado continued northeast across Chariton County damaging or destroying several outbuildings near Mendon and 5 miles south of Marceline. In addition, a single family home suffered minor damage, and a mobile home was damaged 5 miles south of Marceline. Severe weather broke out in northwest and west-central Missouri around midday on April 8. Storms tracked rapidly northeastward and moved into central and north-central Missouri by early evening. The outbreak included at least five tornadoes, one of which moved along a 54-mile path across three counties. Reports of thunderstorm wind damage were also widespread throughout the area.
48.21970-06-12239°59'N / 91°47'W40°01'N / 91°40'W6.20 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lewis
48.31967-04-21239°39'N / 93°14'W39°41'N / 93°11'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Chariton
48.41988-05-08240°52'N / 92°36'W40°55'N / 92°34'W3.00 Miles43 Yards00250K0Davis
48.51991-04-26240°38'N / 93°16'W40°51'N / 93°05'W15.00 Miles77 Yards022.5M0Wayne
48.71954-04-30240°17'N / 91°44'W40°24'N / 91°40'W8.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Boone
49.22007-10-02239°35'N / 92°12'W39°38'N / 91°56'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0160K0KMonroe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down briefly about a mile north northeast of Woodlawn on CR 1109 knocking down a few trees. It lifted and continued to move to the northeast, touching down again on Highway A, just south of the intersection of CR 182 and CR 284. It damaged more trees as it travelled to the northeast. It then struck a residence just northwest of the intersection of Highway 15 and Highway CC. The house had half of its roof removed with debris and insulation blown 100 yards northeast, into a grove of trees. Numerous trees were damaged at this location, including a 5 foot diameter tree that was twisted and snapped off five feet above the ground. The tornado briefly lifted again before touching down near CR 317, between CR 394 and CR 390. As it travelled to the northeast, it produced its greatest damage when it struck a single wide mobile home just east of Highway PP, approximately 1.7 miles south of US Highway 36. The mobile home was completely destroyed and the 85 year old male occupant of the mobile home suffered severe injuries. The tornado then lifted and dissipated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front moved through the region, triggering showers and thunderstorms. Several low-topped supercells produced 8 tornadoes and straight line wind damage from central and northeast Missouri to west central Illinois during the evening of October 2nd.


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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