Start Time: 1:42 am CST End Time:
Start Time: 1:42 am CST
End Time: 1:55 am CST
Estimated Peak Winds: 125 mph
Path length: 9.7 miles
Width: 300 yards
County: Cape Girardeau
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.