Sunday, October 14, 2012

Confirmed Willard Tornado - 10/13/12

At brief EF-0 tornado with winds estimated up to 80 MPH touched down in a rural neighborhood on the SW side of Willard at 8:53 PM on Saturday 10/13/12.  There were no injuries and no serious damage.  Several trees and large limbs were blown down in all directions.  Several homes had minor damage to siding and roofs.  A wooden deck was lifted off the ground and moved from it's original position.  The path was 100 yards wide and about 1/2 mile long.

We were positioned a few miles to the SE at MM and I-44 and had my eyes on this storm, but with the lack of lightning, it was impossible to identify any storm structure.  We did head into Willard after the storm but failed to find any damage, although other spotters did find some confirmed damage in that area.  I will post more information as it becomes available.

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