Path length: 50.39 miles
Width: 300 yards
County: Greene, Webster, Laclede
Thirty-three tornadoes across five states were confirmed on January 7, 2008. Most occurred in the state of Missouri. This included a strong, long-track twister we are highlighting in this summary.
This EF-3 tornado began across rural east central Greene County near Strafford at 6:29pm CT. It ended over an hour later in Laclede County, east of Abo. Along this 50+ mile track, over 50 homes were damaged/destroyed. Numerous mobile homes, barns and outbuildings had extensive damage. The Storm Data Narrative did not have an exact count. There was a total of 18 injuries and three fatalities.
The third fatality occurred almost a month after the tornado hit. David Rogers died of injuries sustained when his trailer was hit in the Marshfield area. He died on his 100th birthday.