This summary looks back at an estimated F3 tornado from February 20, 1937.  It moved through parts of Christian, Greene and Webster Counties in Missouri.  Information for this event came from the following resources:

  • Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes
  • Newspaper articles via newspapers.com

Here are the stats on this event from Thomas Grazulis:

Hit at 1600 local time.  There were 11 injuries and 0 fatalities.  The path length was 32 miles and the width 300 yards.  Rating given:  F3.  

Details from Grazulis:

  • Moved NE from 2 miles NW of Ozark, passing 4 miles SE of Marshfield.
  • A dozen homes and two brick schools destroyed.
  • Two injuries were NW of Ozark.
  • 9 injuries were in Webster County from north of Rogersville to 7 miles ENE of Marshfield.
  • 20 other homes were damaged.

Tornado Path

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Since we don’t have official coordinates, I used the information from Thomas Grazulis to map the tornado track.  He stated the tornado moved to the northeast from 2 miles NW of Ozarks and passed 4 miles SE of Marshfield.  Counties included:  Christian, Greene, Webster.  

Note:  Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.

Newspaper Clippings

Sources:

newspapers.com

Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films. Page 870.

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