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10janAll DayStrafford (Greene County, Missouri)

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Start Time:  5:42 pm CST

End Time:  5:53 pm CST

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 98 mph

Path length: 7 miles

Width:  75 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

County:  Greene

State:  Missouri

Start Lat/Lon: 37.2091 / -93.2012

End Lat/Lon: 37.2829 / -93.1150


The Strafford tornado touched down just east of Springfield, and east of Highway 65 on East Mill Street. The tornado then tracked to the northeast crossing East Division Street. As the tornado approached Interstate 44, damage was sustained to an automobile service building. The service building lost a couple of overhead doors and two box trucks were overturned. Damage to the roof was also sustained. As it crossed Interstate 44 into Strafford, there was damage to several homes. The damage included a significant loss of roof covering material, damage to gutters, and collapse of garage doors inward. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted along the path. The tornado lifted just before Highway 125 near East Farm Road 84. The tornado produced EF1 damage with maximum winds up to 98 mph and a max width of 75 yards. The tornado was on the ground for 11 minutes along a 7 mile path.

Radar reflectivity at 5:51pm CT and damage to power pole via NWS Springfield


Sources:

Public Information Statement

NWS Springfield Summary


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