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Deadliest tornado since 1953 strikes Joplin, Missouri

Monday, May 23rd, 2011 1:30pm MST

Following on last month’s devastating bout of severe weather the month of May had started out much quieter.  That silence from Mother Nature however was shattered yesterday as a massive tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri killing at least 89 people. Late afternoon brought storm clouds to southwestern Missouri and a tornado warning soon sounded.  Residents […]

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Good Friday tornado strikes St. Louis airport; Twister rated EF4

Sunday, April 24th, 2011 5:15am MST

Severe weather struck the St. Louis area Friday evening bringing large hail, damaging winds and powerful tornadoes.  One twister tore a lengthy pass through the city hitting the airport and causing extensive damage to the facility and nearby homes. The most significant component of the storm system was a powerful EF4 tornado packing winds of […]

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U.S. Army digs out from New Year’s Eve tornado

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 11:35am MST

An unusual New Year’s Eve tornado outbreak brought on twisters across Arkansas and Missouri causing widespread destruction.  Seven lives have been reported lost and one tornado struck Fort Leonard Wood, a U.S. Army base in northwestern Missouri. Strong thunderstorms spawned the tornado outbreak that included 44 tornado reports although the actual number of twisters is likely […]

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85 years ago today – The nation’s deadliest tornado

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 11:23am MST

News reports portray a dreary start to March 18, 1925 with heavy rain in the morning but nothing that would foretell the disaster that was to come. Before the day was over, parts of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana would be torn asunder and nearly 700 people would be dead. Today marks the 85th anniversary of […]

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