Friday, September 17, 2010

Confirmed Tornado in Nixa, MO 9/15/2010

A confirmed EF-0 tornado touched down in Nixa, Mo on September 15, between 10:50 and 10:55pm. The damage path was 100 yards wide and 1/2 mile long. Numerous trees were damaged, including limbs of up to 12 inches. Wind estimates are 80-85MPH.

Interestingly enough, had this tornado stayed on the ground, it would have taken an almost identical path as the EF-0 April 9th, 2009 and the F4 on November 29, 1991. Also the the same path as the funnel cloud in the pictures from the end of the OzarkStorms May 4, 2003 event blog posting. I guess Nixa has it's own little Tornado Alley!

There are pictures from the NWS review of this tornado that show damage other than the tree damage listed, so I do not know what was destroyed. If you visit the picture link, there are different headers at the top of the page that detail this event, such as Summary, Synopsis, Survey, etc. There is quite a bit of interesting reading there.

Be safe!

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