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National Weather Service Says Three Tornadoes Touched Down In NWMO Sunday


The National Weather Service says a total of three tornadoes touched down in our area during an outbreak of severe weather Sunday afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service’s preliminary damage survey the biggest tornado was an EF-2 that hit in the Purdin, Missouri area. They say that tornado had estimated maximum winds of 120miles-per-hour and lasted from 4:31 P.M. until 5:18 P.M.

A second twister hit in Livingston County, about six miles northwest of Chillicothe near the intersection of highway 190 and County Road 525. The National Weather Service rated that tornado an EF-0 and said it appears to have been very brief with maximum winds of 80 miles-per-hour.

The survey team also found evidence of another very brief EF-0 tornado southwest of Pattonsburg near intersection of Haven Road and 115th Street in northwestern Daviess County.

With two other EF-0 tornadoes that touched down in the Sedalia area, the Kansas City forecast area saw a total of five twisters Sunday. The last time there were October tornadoes in the Kansas City forecast area was October 8th and 9th, 2018 when tornadoes hit in Nodaway, Sullivan, Ray, Caldwell and Grundy Counties.

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