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The National Weather Service confirms that 2 tornadoes struck Howell County Sunday night. Mike Smith has the story:
The National Weather Service confirms that 2 tornadoes struck Howell County Sunday night. The first one to hit the county came in from Arkansas where at least 8 tornadoes touched down. At least 2 of Arkansas's tornadoes wrer rated F-3 in strength.
National weather Service Meteorologist Doug Kramer says the first F-1 tornado to hit south central Missouri Sunday night crossed into extreme south eastern Ozark County, then tracked 4 miles before coming into Howell County.
Meanwhile, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Megan Terry, a tornado touched down in Howell County and tracked near Pottersville where 2 people were injured from the storm.
Doug Kramer says Sunday's weather event began with an upper level storm system that originated in the Rocky Mountains, and as it approached Missouri, drew up a lot of moisture and warm air, creating instability. Kramer says the storm also affected Jasper, Newton, and McDonald Counties where trees and power lines were downed by winds up to 70 MPH.
For KSMU News, I'm Mike Smith.