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The chance of earthquake damage in Bolivar is lower than Missouri average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Bolivar is lower than Missouri average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #1034

Bolivar, MO
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

Bolivar, MO
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, #752

Bolivar, MO
182.98
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 4,408 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bolivar, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:7
Dust Storm:0Flood:736Hail:1,963Heat:8Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:14Landslide:0Strong Wind:5
Thunderstorm Winds:1,587Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:12Winter Storm:23Winter Weather:0
Other:44 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bolivar, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Bolivar, MO.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Bolivar, MO.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 72 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bolivar, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.12003-05-04237°44'N / 93°38'W37°48'N / 93°14'W23.00 Miles400 Yards003.7M1.0MPolk
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Cedar County tornado that produced F-3 damage in the city of Stockton. The tornado remained on the ground across rural sections of northern Polk County. The tornado destroyed 180 homes and outbuildings while damaging 70. The structural damage was estimated at 3.7 million dollars, with an additional one million dollars of agricultural loss. The tornado continued on the ground into extreme southeastern Hickory County.
12.11990-03-13237°28'N / 93°17'W2.00 Miles600 Yards002.5M0Polk
14.01971-12-14237°25'N / 93°16'W37°38'N / 93°06'W17.40 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Polk
16.52008-03-31237°37'N / 93°09'W37°39'N / 93°05'W5.00 Miles300 Yards031.0M0KDallas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado impacted a section of Dallas County, including the city of Buffalo. Approximately 40 homes were heavily damaged or destroyed, and three people were injured. The path of destruction extended over an industrial plant and flipped airplanes at the Buffalo Airport. Maximum wind speeds were estimated at 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Eleven tornadoes and significant flash flooding occurred in response to several clusters of thunderstorms impacting the Missouri Ozarks. The ground was saturated from record rainfall in both the months of February and March. Record flooding occurred along Lake Taneycomo as high releases from Table Rock Lake Dam flooded all lowlands along Taneycomo, including numerous frame and mobile homes.
17.82003-05-04237°48'N / 93°12'W37°48'N / 93°12'W1.00 Mile500 Yards000K0KHickory
 Brief Description: This is a continuation of the Polk County tornado that entered the extreme southeastern corner of Hickory County prior to moving into Dallas County. A few trees were downed, however, no damage to any structures were observed.
19.51971-12-14237°15'N / 93°23'W37°25'N / 93°16'W13.10 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Greene
21.11961-04-25237°24'N / 93°42'W1.00 Mile250 Yards0025K0Dade
21.21973-04-20337°34'N / 93°48'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Cedar
21.92003-05-04337°47'N / 93°12'W37°48'N / 92°59'W14.00 Miles880 Yards2103.8M0KDallas
 Brief Description: This is a continuation of the Polk County tornado that entered the northwestern portion of Dallas County near the Polk-Hickory-Dallas County lines. The tornado then tracked through rural areas and small communities of northern Dallas County where it destroyed approximately 48 homes and outbuildings and claimed the lives of two local residents. Bob and Robin Moroni ages 49 and 47, were sleeping in their modular home when the tornado struck. They were both deceased from being thrown several yards from their location. M49PH, F47PH
21.92009-05-08237°31'N / 93°03'W37°34'N / 93°00'W4.00 Miles400 Yards022.0M0KDallas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado touched down two miles west of Charity and tracked northeast over an intermittent path. The tornado destroyed three frame homes and numerous outbuildings. One indirect fatality and another injury resulted from this tornado. A man and his wife were both injured when their house was destroyed. He later died from a heart attack while being transported to the hospital. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense squall line impacted extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks with mainly damaging winds. However, 19 tornadoes along with large hail was also observed. Due to the straight line nature of the winds, damage was widespread and intense.
22.32006-03-12337°51'N / 93°26'W37°59'N / 93°10'W17.00 Miles200 Yards0191.0M0Hickory
 Brief Description: A large tornado touched down over rural southwest Hickory County and tracked near the Pomme De Terre lake damn. The tornado eventually tore through an intersection known as Carsons Corner causing signficant structural damage along with 19 injuries.
23.11989-05-22237°18'N / 93°15'W1.00 Mile30 Yards00250K0Greene
24.72003-05-04337°37'N / 94°05'W37°45'N / 93°38'W25.00 Miles880 Yards33740.0M3.0MCedar
 Brief Description: A large tornado laid out a path of destruction across the entire county. During this time, it took a path through the center of Stockton, which is the most populated community in the county. 350 homes, businesses, and outbuildings were destroyed while 650 received major damage. 37 local residents sustained injuries as three individuals lost their lives. The tornado continued on the ground into northern Polk County. Rob Hewitt age 40, was taking cover in his frame home while the tornado completely destroyed the structure. He was deceased from flying debris. Mark Wilcox age 34, was leaving his home to help a neighbor when the tornado approached. He was caught outdoors and deceased from flying debris. John Cassell age 86, was handicapped and refused to take cover in his basement prior to the tornado occurrence. He was then deceased upon the passage of the tornado. His wife who took cover in the basement survived the event. M40PH, M34OU, M86PH
25.41958-11-17237°27'N / 93°03'W37°35'N / 92°53'W12.80 Miles127 Yards0025K0Webster
26.11973-04-20337°27'N / 93°51'W37°27'N / 93°51'W002.5M0Dade
26.41983-04-29337°12'N / 93°27'W37°15'N / 93°22'W5.50 Miles100 Yards11925.0M0Greene
27.72008-01-07337°16'N / 93°09'W37°18'N / 93°05'W5.00 Miles300 Yards101.0M0KGreene
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-3 tornado tracked across rural east central Greene County causing extensive damage to homes and outbuildings north of Strafford. An 84 year old female was killed when her wood constructed home was destroyed by the tornado. The tornado continued into Webster County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
28.51975-09-10237°12'N / 93°20'W0.30 Mile50 Yards052.5M0Greene
29.21958-11-17237°35'N / 92°53'W37°35'N / 92°53'W0025K0Webster
29.41982-12-24237°08'N / 93°40'W37°15'N / 92°56'W8.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Webster
29.91971-12-14237°06'N / 93°31'W37°15'N / 93°23'W12.60 Miles200 Yards1222.5M0Greene
30.01973-04-20337°23'N / 93°58'W37°27'N / 93°51'W7.80 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Dade
30.12008-01-07237°13'N / 93°10'W37°16'N / 93°04'W7.00 Miles300 Yards001.0M0KGreene
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado tracked across rural areas of east central Greene County south of Strafford. Several homes and outbuildings sustained damage prior to the tornado tracking into Webster County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
31.12008-01-07237°16'N / 93°04'W37°20'N / 92°56'W9.00 Miles200 Yards001.0M0KWebster
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is an extension of the Greene County tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado tracked across rural west central Webster County and along the Interstate 44 corridor. The tornado lifted just prior to moving into Marshfield near York Road. Damage occurred to several homes and outbuildings. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
31.22008-01-07337°18'N / 93°04'W37°29'N / 92°46'W21.00 Miles300 Yards2610.0M0KWebster
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado is an extension of the Greene County tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-3 tornado tracked across northern Webster County and into southern Laclede County. Numerous homes and outbuildings were destroyed. Six injuries and two fatalities occurred in rural areas north of Marshfield. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
31.61991-11-29437°08'N / 93°18'W37°12'N / 93°13'W8.00 Miles400 Yards26425.0M0Greene
32.41982-03-15337°54'N / 93°52'W38°03'N / 93°42'W15.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0St. Clair
33.01983-04-29237°08'N / 93°30'W1.00 Mile100 Yards032.5M0Greene
33.12006-03-12237°45'N / 94°06'W37°52'N / 93°50'W16.00 Miles300 Yards15800K0Cedar
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Vernon County tornado. The tornado increased in intensity as it tracked across Cedar County. 47 structures were damaged and 26 were destroyed including homes and businesses. Five injuries and one fatality resulted. A 77 year old man died six days later in the hospital from blunt trauma injuries he sustained from flying debris. He apparently was attempting to move into his basement as the tornado struck his frame home near Virgil City. The tornado exited Cedar County east of Cedar Springs and continued into St. Clair County. M77PH
33.41958-09-16237°48'N / 93°59'W37°50'N / 93°57'W2.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Cedar
33.42008-01-07237°06'N / 93°31'W37°09'N / 93°25'W6.00 Miles200 Yards002.0M0KGreene
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado impacted northern sections of Republic. Numerous buildings and houses sustained damage. Nearly 15 houses were severly damaged or destroyed. The E3 elementary school in Republic experienced a direct hit causing major damage to the roof, which led to water damage on the west wing of the school. The contracter responsible for rebuilding the roof stated that in order for this type of damage to occur, wind speeds were in excess of 100 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
33.42004-05-26237°58'N / 93°57'W37°58'N / 93°42'W12.00 Miles200 Yards01500K0St. Clair
 Brief Description: An F-2 tornado touched down seven miles west of Roscoe...eventually tracking through the middle of this small community. Numerous homes and building were heavily damaged or destroyed. Minutes later the tornado dissipated south of Osceola. One injury occurred from flying debris.
34.11982-03-15337°47'N / 94°03'W37°54'N / 93°53'W14.00 Miles500 Yards1025.0M0Cedar
34.41991-11-29437°06'N / 93°18'W37°08'N / 93°18'W2.00 Miles400 Yards0025.0M0Christian
34.42003-05-04337°05'N / 93°25'W37°08'N / 93°22'W4.00 Miles500 Yards11214.7M0.0MGreene
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Christian County tornado that entered southwestern Greene County and laid down a path of destruction into the city of Battlefield. 100 homes and outbuildings were destroyed while another 150 were damaged causing estimated monetary losses of 14.7 million dollars. The tornado also claimed the life of one local resident and injured 12. Stephanie Allton age 40, was outdoors caring for her pets before taking shelter while the tornado approached. She was then deceased from being struck by a falling oak tree. F40OU
34.81973-04-20237°58'N / 93°51'W38°02'N / 93°47'W5.70 Miles17 Yards0025K0St. Clair
36.32006-03-12237°05'N / 93°21'W37°05'N / 93°21'W15.00 Miles75 Yards04650K0Greene
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Christian and Lawrence County tornado. The tornado tracked across extreme southern Springfield causing damage to approximately 27 homes. None of the homes or structures were completely destroyed. The tornado quickly became weaker and only produced intermittent tree damage from Highway 65 over to the Webster County line.
36.41957-12-19237°22'N / 94°04'W37°27'N / 94°00'W6.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Dade
36.52008-01-07237°34'N / 92°48'W37°36'N / 92°42'W5.00 Miles300 Yards00100K0KLaclede
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado tracked across rural southwest Laclede County. The tornado was tracking directly toward Lebanon, but lifted approximately two miles out of town. One home and numerous outbuildings were destroyed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
37.02006-03-12237°12'N / 93°00'W37°16'N / 92°52'W7.00 Miles150 Yards013700K0Webster
 Brief Description: This tornado was spawned from the same cyclic supercell that produced a tornado across Lawrence, Christian, and Greene counties. A large tornado touched down northwest of Fordland and lifted approximately 7 miles north of Diggins in rural central Webster County. While this initial tornado was dissipating, a second tornado was in the process of forming, eventually touching down six miles north of Diggins, and tracking into Wright County. The two tornadoes were responsible for 13 injuries while damaging 48 structures and destroying 17.
37.01990-05-20237°07'N / 93°12'W37°07'N / 93°05'W5.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Greene
37.91971-12-14237°02'N / 93°34'W37°06'N / 93°31'W5.20 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Christian
37.92006-03-12337°02'N / 93°38'W37°05'N / 93°17'W17.00 Miles250 Yards0350.0M0Christian
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Lawrence County tornado. Significant structural damage occurred across the Christian County panhandle in a rural area between Billings and Clever. This area was also heavily impacted by the 4 May 2003 tornado. A subdivision with solid well built homes northwest of Nixa was directly impacted by the tornadoes destruction. 138 structures were damaged while 127 structures were destroyed. The tornado weakened as it tracked into southern Greene County, impacting southern sections of the city of Springfield.
38.51982-12-24237°06'N / 93°06'W37°08'N / 93°04'W3.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Greene
38.82002-12-17237°05'N / 93°47'W37°08'N / 93°42'W4.00 Miles100 Yards217500K0KLawrence
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down two miles southwest of the Lucky Lady Trailer Park. The tornado then followed a trajectory through the trailer park and points north and east. 34 homes were either damaged or destroyed. Shortly after the initial touch down, a modular home was directly hit and destroyed. One fatality was observed at this location as a woman seeking shelter with her husband in the bedroom, was thrown approximately one quarter of a mile from the house location. As the tornado traversed through the Lucky Lady Trailer Park, many residents evacuated their mobile homes and took shelter in ditches and an open field. However, one fatality occurred at the trailer park when a woman was in the process of leaving her home to seek shelter in a field, was struck by a downed tree. F47PH, F64UT
38.81982-03-15338°05'N / 93°35'W38°15'N / 93°22'W14.00 Miles700 Yards012.5M0Benton
38.82003-05-04337°01'N / 93°38'W37°05'N / 93°24'W13.00 Miles880 Yards135.1M0.0MChristian
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Lawrence County tornado that laid a half mile wide path of destruction across the Christian County panhandle. Populated areas between the communities of Billings and Clever were affected that resulted in one fatality and three injuries. 27 structures were destroyed while 150 were damaged that added up to around 5.1 million dollars of monetary losses. The tornado continued on the ground into southwestern Greene County. Ruth Little age 63, was taking cover in her frame home with her husband and daughter. As the tornado struck, she was thrown about 50 yards from her location and was deceased from injury. Her husband and daughter survived the event. F63PH
39.11999-05-04337°59'N / 93°56'W38°01'N / 93°56'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0150K0St. Clair
 Brief Description: A tornado downed trees just north of Highway 82 near the intersection of OO Highway. The tornado skipped across an open field and increased in intensity just before striking and completely destroying a modular home, spreading debris nearly a mile away. One person in the home was injured.
39.81960-11-15237°33'N / 92°43'W37°35'N / 92°40'W3.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Laclede
39.91990-05-20237°07'N / 93°05'W37°08'N / 92°57'W7.00 Miles100 Yards090K0Webster
40.21976-03-26337°05'N / 94°03'W37°14'N / 93°43'W21.00 Miles40 Yards02250K0Lawrence
40.21995-11-10237°41'N / 92°46'W37°37'N / 92°36'W10.00 Miles200 Yards003.0M0Laclede
 Brief Description: A tornado skipped across the Lebanon area, destroying several buildings including the Tracker Marine plant, and heavily damaging another 30 homes.
40.51982-07-09238°00'N / 92°52'W0.50 Mile40 Yards0025K0Camden
40.61982-12-24237°02'N / 93°09'W37°06'N / 93°06'W5.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Christian
41.52006-03-12337°15'N / 92°52'W37°17'N / 92°43'W9.00 Miles200 Yards0000Webster
 Brief Description: This tornado was spawned from the same cyclic supercell that produced a tornado across Lawrence, Christian, and Greene counties. A large tornado touched down northwest of Fordland and lifted approximately 7 miles north of Diggins in rural central Webster County. While this initial tornado was dissipating, a second tornado was in the process of forming, eventually touching down six miles north of Diggins, and tracking into Wright County. The two tornadoes were responsible for 13 injuries while damaging 48 structures and destroying 17.
42.32008-03-31237°42'N / 92°40'W37°41'N / 92°38'W2.00 Miles75 Yards00500K0KLaclede
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado caused damage to several homes and businesses on the north side of Lebanon. A bus was also overturned at Esther Elemetary School. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Eleven tornadoes and significant flash flooding occurred in response to several clusters of thunderstorms impacting the Missouri Ozarks. The ground was saturated from record rainfall in both the months of February and March. Record flooding occurred along Lake Taneycomo as high releases from Table Rock Lake Dam flooded all lowlands along Taneycomo, including numerous frame and mobile homes.
43.81982-03-15337°38'N / 94°22'W37°47'N / 94°03'W17.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0Vernon
44.21979-10-30236°55'N / 93°38'W37°04'N / 93°39'W10.40 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Lawrence
44.62006-03-12336°59'N / 93°48'W37°02'N / 93°39'W10.00 Miles200 Yards115.0M0Lawrence
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm that produced a tornado in Newton County, spawned a large tornado in Lawrence County approximately one mile north of Verona. The tornado damaged 46 structures and destroyed 21. One fatality occurred from flying debris striking an elderly man in his frame home north of Marionville. This tornado basically followed a similar path that another F-3 tornado tracked along during the 4 May 2003 tornado outbreak. M66PH
45.42003-05-04337°54'N / 92°50'W37°59'N / 92°34'W14.00 Miles400 Yards4275.0M1.0MCamden
 Brief Description: A long lived cyclic supercell that had a history of producing large and destructive tornadoes spawned another large tornado in rural south central Camden County. This tornado then tracked northeast into more populated areas south of Camdenton, where it claimed the lives of four local residents. Approximately 50 homes and outbuildings were destroyed along with significant agricultural loss. Roy Wright age 53, was deceased from being tossed from his mobile home as the tornado struck. George and Betty Jones ages 75 and 76, were taking cover in there bath tub while the tornado directly struck their frame home. They were deceased from being tossed into a field about three feet from each other. Grace Racy was taking shelter in her frame home while the tornado approached. She suffered a broken back along with other critical injuries from being tossed and hit by flying debris. She deceased about a month and a half after the event of complications from the injuries. F83PH, M53MH, M75PH, F76PH
45.51967-04-23237°10'N / 92°54'W37°10'N / 92°42'W11.10 Miles50 Yards0125K0Webster
45.62008-01-07337°29'N / 92°46'W37°41'N / 92°24'W25.00 Miles300 Yards0128.0M0KLaclede
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is an extension of the Webster County tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-3 tornado tracked across Laclede County. Numerous homes and outbuildings south of Lebanon were destroyed while 12 were injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
46.31959-09-26437°21'N / 92°40'W37°26'N / 92°34'W7.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Wright
46.71966-10-14237°54'N / 92°48'W38°02'N / 92°35'W14.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Camden
47.01954-05-28238°15'N / 93°08'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Benton
47.11966-05-11237°28'N / 94°17'W37°28'N / 94°14'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Barton
47.42009-05-08237°37'N / 92°33'W37°39'N / 92°33'W2.00 Miles440 Yards00500K0KLaclede
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado touched down near the small community of Oakland. This tornado damaged numerous outbuildings and destroyed a mobile home. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense squall line impacted extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks with mainly damaging winds. However, 19 tornadoes along with large hail was also observed. Due to the straight line nature of the winds, damage was widespread and intense.
48.31960-11-15237°35'N / 92°40'W37°38'N / 92°24'W14.90 Miles200 Yards0325K0Laclede
48.61970-05-09238°01'N / 92°45'W38°04'N / 92°41'W4.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Camden
48.82003-05-04337°34'N / 94°31'W37°38'N / 94°06'W23.00 Miles880 Yards005.0M1.0MBarton
 Brief Description: An F-4 tornado tracked over the Kansas-Missouri state line and into west central Barton County. The tornado destroyed several farm houses and outbuildings prior to dissipating one mile north of Liberal. Ten injuries and one fatality can be accounted for from this large tornado. Rex Smith age 88, was in his frame house two miles west of Liberal when the tornado approached. He was deceased from flying debris. While this tornado was dissipating, a second tornado had formed one mile east of Liberal. This feature then tracked 23 miles through mainly rural farm land of central and northeast Barton County, and eventually through Cedar, Polk, Hickory, and Dallas counties. Altogether there were approximately 50 homes and outbuildings that were destroyed from the twisters.
49.62006-03-12237°19'N / 92°42'W37°29'N / 92°24'W20.00 Miles100 Yards00450K0Wright
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the second Webster County tornado that crossed into Wright County approximately one mile north of Duncan. The tornado continued to produce significant structural damage across rural northwest Wright County. The tornado eventually crossed into Laclede County near the community of Competition. 23 structures were damaged while six structures were completely destroyed.
49.72003-05-04336°56'N / 94°04'W37°01'N / 93°38'W25.00 Miles880 Yards53327.5M0KLawrence
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Newton County tornado. A large tornado laid out a half mile wide path of destruction across southwest, central, and east central Lawrence County. Several communities was affected, however, the community of Pierce City was hardest hit as the historic downtown of 100 plus year old buildings were completely destroyed. Around 229 homes, buisnesses, and outbuildings were destroyed while 320 were damaged. The tornado also claimed the lives of five local residents and injured 33. The tornado continued on the ground into the Christian County panhandle. Dale Taunton age 52, was taking cover inside a National Guard armory tornado shelter, but was not in the basement. He was deceased from being struck by debris and bricks. Wanda Sue Handly age 46, was in her mobile home north of Monett while the tornado approached. She was deceased from being tossed from trailer and hit by flying debris. Jacob Aldaba Rueda age 20 weeks, was blown from his mother's arms when the tornado struck their mobile home. He was deceased from being thrown one quarter of a mile from his location. Janet Eskridge age 52, was in her modular home when the tornado struck. She was deceased from being tossed several yards from her home. Vicki Lynn Lawrence age 39, was deceased from being hit by flying debris while her mobile home was being destroyed from the tornado. F46MH, M52OT, M1MH, F52PH, F39MH


* 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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