Yesterday’s line of storms brought severe weather through all of mid-Missouri. Reports confirm wind speeds up to 90 mph that damaged numerous trees and power lines in the southern half of the state. There were six confirmed tornadoes to touch down in Missouri, two of them in Morgan county. The four others were confirmed in Laclede County.
The Springfield Office of the National Weather Service reported the two tornadoes touched down within a mile of each other at the Lake of the Ozarks. They were reported on the ground on May 27 at 2:38 p.m. Both were EF-1 tornadoes. An EF-1 tornado means winds ranged from an estimated 86-110 mph causing moderate damage.
One of the confirmed tornadoes touched down approximately one mile north of sunrise beach. The tornado was briefly on the ground with a 50 yard path. Winds were estimated to be up to 90 mph hour with numerous trees uprooted.
The second tornado touched down approximately two miles to the north-northeast of sunrise beach. This tornado had a larger path of 300 yards. Winds were up to 90 mph causing numerous trees to be uprooted, along with roof damage.
Nearly 1,000 people were without power in Morgan County.