National Weather Service Issued 9 Tornado Warnings on Saturday Evening; Significant Damage in Osage Beach

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Springfield says it appears that straight line winds caused the significant damage Saturday evening at a popular Osage Beach shopping center. NWS Springfield meteorologist Justin Titus tells Missourinet that they’ve checked drone footage and have spoken to Osage Beach’s emergency management director:

The NWS’ Springfield office issued NINE tornado warnings and 21 severe thunderstorm warnings on Saturday. The thunderstorm warnings were across their entire forecast area. Storm damage is also reported in the small southern Missouri.


The National Weather Service (NWS) in Springfield says Saturday night’s storms caused significant damage to a popular shopping center in Osage Beach. Reporter J.T. Gerlt at our Versailles affiliate KTKS has the story:
in town of Dixon, which is about one hundred miles northeast of Springfield.