The National Weather Service in Springfield has confirmed that a tornado hit Camden County Sunday night.
The weather service says that an EF-1 tornado hit around 7 p.m. in the Richland area.
Winds were estimated to be around 90 miles per hour and the twister stayed on the ground for approximately 4 minutes and two miles. Numerous trees, a barn and the roof of a home suffered damage. There was no report of injuries.
Meanwhile, funnels were spotted near eastern Missouri’s Farmington, Fredericktown, and St. Mary as well as in northwest Missouri’s Caldwell County. The National Weather Service has upgraded a tornado in Fredericktown to be an EF-3. Gibb Collins, a trained weather spotter, reported that:
Getting phone service in these areas may also be a challenge.
Jarod Maples is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in St. Louis.
He says the storms on Sunday were very rare for this time of year.
Maples says they’ll now have teams that will travel to southeast Missouri to determine just how severe these storms were on the area.
Because the damage is so widespread, Maples says it may be a day or two before final determinations are made.