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11janAll DayJackson (Cape Girardeau County, MO)

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Start Time:  1:42 am CST

End Time:  1:55 am CST

Rating:  EF2

Estimated Peak Winds: 125 mph

Path length: 9.7 miles

Width:  300 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County:  Cape Girardeau

State:  Missouri

Start Lat/Lon: 37.36245 / -89.62293

End Lat/Lon: 37.42355 / -89.465

Note:  The coordinates were not provided by the NWS.  We estimated the lat/lon based on the start and end locations given in the Public Information Statement.


Tornado touched down just south of Highway 61 where trees and small outbuildings were damaged. The tornado crossed Highway 61 and produced damage to several businesses. Windows were broken out and damage to roofs. One business was destroyed. The Crider Tire store was heavily damaged as the tornado was at its peak intensity. The back was wall was blown out and much of the roof destroyed and thrown several hundred yards. Light concrete and styrofoam blew onto Interstate 55 and it was closed for a brief time until cleanup was complete. East of Interstate 55 several barns and outbuildings were damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped along the way. The path may have extended farther, but flooding prevented surveying.


Sources:

Public Information Statement

NWS Paducah Summary


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