NWS confirms tornadoes in SE. Missouri, S. Illinois

Posted on: 10:47 am, November 2, 2013, by , updated on: 10:44am, November 2, 2013

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(KTVI)- Surveys crews from the National Weather Services office in Paducah, KY have confirmed three small tornado touchdowns Halloween night in southeast Missouri and one in southern Illinois.

Storms surveys confirmed that an EF-1 tornado hit near Leopold, MO in Bollinger County just before 7:00pm. Cape Girardeau County was hit by an EF-1 tornado, about 150 yards wide with winds of up to 105 mph.  It was on the ground for just over four miles, striking the southern part of the county near Dutchtown just after 7:00pm. A separate microburst with winds up to 95mph also damaged trees and buildings in the county.

Website: NWS Damage survey for Oct. 31 event

A weak EF-0 tornado with peak winds up to 80 mph also hit East Cape Girardeau, IL, at about 7:20 p.m.

The strongest tornado, an EF-2 with winds up to 115 mph, hit near Baker, MO in Stoddard County at about 7:24pm.

Weather service survey teams also discovered evidence of several small tornado touchdowns in western Kentucky.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported.