Damaging Tornado captured on camera in Mound City, Missouri

We have a love for a pure white condensation funnel! A damaging Tornado has been captured on camera in Mound City, Missouri – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Jordan Stoner on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 15th June.

However, KQ2’s weekend meteorologist, Colton Cichoracki posted the video on his official Facebook account. A photo of the Tornado can be found below.

Photo credit: David Schaeffer

As the title suggests, this was a damaging Tornado. Photos of the damage caused by this Tornado can be found below.

Find more of our articles that have struck the state of Missouri here.

Monster Tornado captured on camera near Kearney, Missouri

Three words needed… FINGER OF GOD!

A monster Tornado has been captured on camera near the city of Kearney, Missouri – watch in the videos.

The videos above were captured by William Lee Spicer on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 28th May. Spicer posted the videos on his Facebook account.

Find more videos and photos of the Tornado below.

Photo credit: Tina Wright
Photo credit: Patty Kitchen

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Missouri here.

Spectacular photos of the Golden City, Missouri Tornado have emerged

Adam Lucio, you are the man! Spectacular photos of Wednesday night’s Golden City, Missouri Tornado have emerged online – see in the photos below.

Photo credit: Adam Lucio
Photo credit: Adam Lucio

As you may have guessed! The photos were indeed captured by Adam Lucio on the day of the Tornado – 22nd May.

Our thoughts, prayers and love continue to be with the people of Golden City. Suffice to say the Tornado devastated the city.   

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Preliminary survey report: EF-3 Tornado struck Jefferson City, Missouri

The National Weather Service (NWS) says a preliminary survey results indicate that an EF-3 Tornado struck Jefferson City, Missouri (MO) last night.

According to the survey team, the Tornado caused a significant amount of damage in a section of Four Seasons Drive and Flora Drive in the city.

The NWS office (branch) in St. Louis, MO tweeted the following :

However, an updated preliminary damage survey was then published via the St. Louis NWS office’s official Twitter account :

As surveys are ongoing, we will continue to monitor the progress of said damage surveys. We will publish the full survey report once completed.

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Killer Tornadoes tear through Missouri, killing three people

The above photo is of the Tornado that struck the city of Jefferson – outside city limits.

Three people have been killed in a Tornado near Joplin and the National Weather Service (NWS) have confirmed a “violent Tornado” in Jefferson City late last night.

At approxmintanly 8:00pm, the NWS stated “a very large and destructive Tornado” had been spotted on the ground in Golden City, which is around forty miles north of Joplin.

RELATED: Large night-time Tornado captured on camera in Golden City, Missouri

Several hours later, the Missouri Department of Public Safety revealed the sad news that three people were killed in the Tornado

However, the storm system continued to move across the state. This is where it gets nightmarish, at 11:47pm, the NWS said a “violent Tornado” was confirmed in Jefferson City.

RELATED: Violent night-time Tornado captured on camera in Jefferson City, Missouri

Reports coming out of the city have suggested catastrophic damage has been caused by the Tornado. First responders have been inundated with calls from residents needing help.

2:00am local time, Lieutenant David Williams of the Jefferson City Police Department (JCPD) said there were no confirmed deaths, however several people were injured.

Williams also stated they had received multiple calls of people trapped. Williams called the scene a “chaotic situation”.

Local hospitals did not seen an influx of patients however set up command centers just in case the need arises.

The Missouri Department of Public Safety tweeted that there was a possibility of more Tornadoes and flash flooding.

The NWS said it had received twenty two sightings of Tornadoes by late Wednesday evening, however some of those could be duplicates – same Tornado essentially.

The JCPD saoid there are emergency shelters at the Thomas Jefferson Middle School, YMCA on Stadium and YMCA on Ellis Boulevard for people in need of help.

Governor has told all non-essential government employees to stay away from the city of Jefferson.

RELATED: Significant Tornado captured on camera in Carl Junction, Missouri

Day break is starting to break, so we’ll start to see more of the damage caused by the Tornado. This will be updating article – posting of videos/photos of damage.

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Photo credit: Damon Powers

Violent night-time Tornado captured on camera in Jefferson City, Missouri

UPDATED ARTICLE: Killer Tornadoes tear through Missouri, killing three people

When and should video of this Tornado emerge, we will post it. Extensive damage and injuries are being reported at this time, a further article will be produced on this event.

A violent night-time Tornado has been captured on camera in Jefferson City, Missouri – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Jason Drake

The photo was captured by Jason Drake on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, late night, 22nd May.

However, Missouri Storm Chasers posted the photo on their official Facebook account. Find more photos of the Tornado, damage caused by the Tornado below.

Photo credit: TBC, shared via Kansas City Storm Chasers

Video: Sights and sounds of the Tornado moments before it hit the city – shared via WeatherNation.

Photos of damage caused by this Tornado can be found below.

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Large night-time Tornado captured on camera in Golden City, Missouri

Once video emerges, we will post it. With regret, we can confirm three people have been killed by this Tornado and significant damage has been caused.

A Large night-time Tornado has been captured in Golden City, Missouri – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Nathanial Dagley

The photo was captured by Nathanial Dagley on the day the Tornado struck – last night, 22nd May.

However, Emergency Management Associates posted the photo on their official Facebook account. Find more photos of this Tornado below.  

Photo credit: Ethan Strite
Photo credit: Mark Williams
Photo credit: Andrew Pritchard
Photo credit: Chandler Bos

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Significant Tornado captured on camera in Carl Junction, Missouri

Wow, the sheer power of nature! A significant Tornado has been captured on camera in Carl Junction, Missouri – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Ryan Stewart on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 22nd May. However, James Spann posted the video on his official Facebook account.

Find more videos of the above mentioned Tornado below.

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Video of yesterday’s Tornado near Augusta, Missouri has emerged online

The video was captured near the Augusta River Bottoms, according to video title.

If you look closely, you can see multiple vortices. In the footage below, watch the Tornado near Augusta, Missouri start to touch down. 

The video was captured by Ben Boyher on the day the Tornado struck yesterday – yesterday, 21st May. Boyher posted the video on his YouTube account.

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Large Tornado captured on camera near Augusta, Missouri

Once video of this monster emerges, we will post it. It has been reported that it became rain-wrapped.

Now, this is a wedge of nightmares! A large Tornado has been captured on camera near Augusta, Missouri – see in the photos below.

Courtesy of Chad Scott
Courtesy of Chad Scott

The photos were sent to Chad Scott by a friend on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 21st May.

Scott posted the photos on his official Facebook account. Find photos of Tree damage caused by the Tornado below.

An outbreak of strong Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are expected today

UPDATE: NEW CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK ISSUED

An outbreak of Tornadoes, some potentially long-track and violent, is expected today into this evening over portions of northwest Texas into western and central Oklahoma.

More-isolated but still potentially dangerous severe weather, including Tornadoes and destructive winds and hail is possible in surrounding parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas.

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Original post

Today has the potential to be a historic day. We will be covering this high risk event all day/night – here in the UK. To our readers in the affected areas, BE WEATHER READY!

An outbreak of strong Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms is expected today across parts of the southern and central Plains.

Furthermore, many of the storms will have very large hail and wind damage. The severe threat will be concentrated from west Texas and the Texas Panhandle eastward across Oklahoma, Kansas into western Missouri and western Arkansas.

In addition, severe storms with wind damage and hail will be possible this afternoon from southeast New York into southern and central New England.

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RELATED: May 20, 2019 0600 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

A few Tornadoes (couple of which could be strong) are expected today

Now is the time to be weather ready people! 

Severe storms with very large hail, damaging winds and a few Tornadoes (a couple of which could be strong) are expected mainly from the central High Plains northeastward of the mid Missouri Valley. 

Synopsis can be read here

Several severe storms, capable of producing very large hail, damaging winds and a couple of Tornadoes, will also be possible across portions of the western half of Texas. Finally, scattered afternoon storms will be possible from Ohio through the Middle Atlantic region.

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This will be an updating article – so if you’re in the affected areas. KEEP AN EYE OUT.

RELATED: May 17, 2019 1300 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook – Storm Prediction Center

Tornadic Waterspout captured on camera in Pemiscot County, Missouri

It would seem we had some more Tornadic activity last night.

We’re just glad everyone is safe! A Tornadic Waterspout has been captured on camera in Pemiscot County, Missouri – south of Caruthersville to be precise – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by David Wright on the day Tornadic Waterspout struck – yesterday, 2nd May.

TBC: It can be assumed that Wright captured the video whilst at the Lady Luck Casino, which sits on the Mississippi River.

Find another video, different angle of the Tornadic Waterspout as a Tornado below. Weathernation posted the footage.

Find more of our Missouri-related Tornado articles here.

UPDATE: Find two photos of the above-mentioned Tornadic Waterspout as a Tornado below.

Photo credit: Dennis McCollum

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Yesterday’s Wheaton, Missouri Tornado captured on camera

MOST CAPTIVATING NADER TO WATCH EVER! Yesterday’s Wheaton, Missouri Tornado captured on camera – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Brandon Van Dalsem on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 30th April. Find more videos of the Tornado below.

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Tornado touches down in Rogersville, Missouri: Damage reported

This is a developing story. Details to come as we get them.

Yesterday can be called a significant Tornadic event. A strong, possibly deadly night-time Tornado has touched down in Rogersville, Missouri…

…Late yesterday night/early this morning (TBC).

Reports suggest numerous houses have been destroyed. According to meteorologist Howard Altschule’s post on Facebook…

…” Caller from a vehicle stated that a house just landed on their car and 6 people in the car are now trapped underneath.”

Howard Altschule, meteorologist

Unconfirmed reports suggest this Tornado has took the lives of some Rogersville residents. However, we’re trying to confirm that.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE!

UPDATE: Photos/video of Tornado damage in Ozark, Missouri has emerged online – find below.

Photo credit: Robyn Christine
Photo credit: Robyn Christine
Photo credit: Robyn Christine
Photo credit: Robyn Christine
Photo credit: Robyn Christine

It’s suffice to suggest the Rogersville Tornado and this one are connected.

UPDATE #2: Video/photo of damage in Rogersville.

The Great Plains Tornado Outbreak of 1991 – relive the outbreak in video

This happened twenty eight years ago today! A handful of iconic and reconisgeable Tornadoes struck on the 26th April 1991.

The 26th April started ominously as storms formed across central and western Oklahoma in the early morning hours which then moved northeast. A Tornado struck Tonkawa, northern Oklahoma around half an hour after sunrise. These storms moved northeast into Kansas…

…However these storms weakened in the late morning hours, but a dry line remained across central Kansas into central Oklahoma.

Storms then redeveloped in the afternoon along the dry line and outbreak of Tornadoes across much of central and southern Plains happened. Before the outbreak ended, over fifty Tornadoes had touched down in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska…

…Five violent Tornadoes touched down in southern Kansas and Oklahoma.

The most significant/deadliest Tornado touched down in Wichita, Kansas when an F5 Tornado swept through the southern and eastern portions of the Wichita metropolitan area – including the McConnell Air Force Base and the town of Andover.

Four other Tornadoes received the F4 rating in this outbreak, three of these violent Tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma. One Tornado overturned several cars on the Cimarron Turnpike before striking Wesport and Skiatook.

A second F4 Tornado struck Oologah, Oklahoma, northeast of Tulsa. The other violent Tornado was the only one to strike within the National Weather Service Norman (branch) area of responsibility – initially touching down east of Enid, around two point five miles from Garber…

…This Tornado ultimately became known as the ‘Red Rock’ Tornado. It touched down at around 6:30pm, moved northeast around sixty six miles over an hour and a half – making it one of the longest Tornado paths document in Oklahoma.

In closing of this outbreak overview, another six Tornadoes touched down in north central and north eastern Oklahoma during the late afternoon and evening of the 26th April 1991.

We didn’t particularly want to make this a wordy article, however we wanted to give this significant outbreak a well-balanced and detailed introduction.

Now you’ve read about it, now relive the 26th April 1991 outbreak thru the lens of a camera in the videos below.

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Captured on surveillance camera! Tornado sweeps house away

This Tornado was one of many that struck during the outbreak of the 17th November 2013. Find out more about the outbreak at the bottom of the article.

In the surveillance camera video below, watch the November 2013 Diamond, Illinois Tornado sweep a display house away.

The surveillance camera footage was captured by the surveillance cameras at TD Pete’s Diamond Shell on the day the Tornado struck.

With that being said, listed below are a few facts regarding the outbreak:

  • This outbreak had just over seventy Tornadoes across seven states including Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
  • Illinois and Indiana had fifty five of these Tornadoes.
  • There were twenty five Tornadoes in Illinois identified.
    • Fourteen being significant (EF-2 or stronger)
    • Three being EF-3 Tornadoes
    • Two being EF-4 Tornadoes
  • One supercell in Illinois dropped five Tornadoes, which were the ones to impact Perkin, Washington, Dana, Coal City, Manhattan and Frankfort – not forgetting Diamond.
  • The EF-4 Tornado which struck Washington, Illinois, had winds of one hundred and ninety miles per hour.
  • There were thirty Tornadoes in Indiana identified.
  • One hundred and one Tornado warnings were issued for Illinois on the day of the outbreak.

We will be producing an relive in video article for this particular outbreak in the near future.

The dramatic surveillance camera footage of the 2011 Joplin EF-5 Tornado

Just to make our readers aware, we will be covering this devastating Tornado in depth in the near future article.

In the videos below, relive the deadly May 2011 Joplin, Missouri EF-5 Tornado through the lens of a surveillance camera.

This Tornado – which is ranked seventh among the deadliest Tornadoes in U.S. history – killed one hundred and fifty eight people + injured over a thousand people.

Tri-State Tornado of 1925

This record breaking Tornadic event happened ninety four years ago today.

The Tri-State Tornado is at the moment in time the U.S. record holder for several elements – listed below.

  • Longest Tornado track – two hundred and nineteen miles (219)*
  • Most deaths in a single Tornado – six hundred and ninety five (695)
  • Most injuries in a single Tornado – two thousand and twenty seven (2027)

*The track was originally two hundred and eighteen miles – study by Johns et al. showed seventeen more miles – according to Gabe Garfield.

The below quote from the NWS explains the Tri-State Tornado brilliantly.

“On March 18, 1925, the Great Tri-State Tornado tore across Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois, and Southwest Indiana. With its rapid movement, monstrous size, and long track, the tornado took hundreds of lives and injured thousands. By all means, the Tri-State Tornado was a rare event—an event that few people will ever experience in their lifetime.”

National Weather Service – Paducah, KY

Whilst this Tornadic event happened before modern time, this particular Tornado is considered to be a F5/EF-5 – on the Fujita/Enhanced Fujita Scale rating.

This deadly Tornado swept through three states – reason why it’s called Tri-State – tearing through thirteen counties. These counties include: Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

The Tri-State Tornado tore through nine towns and numerous smaller villages – significant damage was caused of course.

It’s safe to suggest that track of this Tornado has been lost – due to growth of landscape and human development.

The map (pictured to the left) was produced by Wilson and Changnon in 1971. The illustration to the left seems to provide the most accurate track of this Tornado.

Photo credit: Wilson and Changnon

Find a re-created (digitised) copy of above map below – this visualisation was produced by U.S Tornadoes’ James Hyde.

Photo credit: James Hyde

We’re going to leave it there! However, we’re going to point you in the direction of some incredible material on the Tri-State Tornado – links can be found below.

More links coming soon!