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National Weather Service confirms two St. Louis-area tornadoes

by Steve Templeton

KMOV.com

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 26 at 10:17 PM

(KMOV) -- The National Weather Service has completed several preliminary damage reports from the storms that the St. Louis area Friday and Saturday. 

Two weak tornadoes have been confirmed in preliminary reports in the metro from Saturday.  The first hit Des Peres and was rated an EF0 on the enhanced Fujita scale (EF5= the strongest).  That tornado lifted just as it was about to hit the West County Mall.  Most damage was to trees, roofs and power lines and there were no injuries reported.  Here's a link for more information. http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=lsx&storyid=51411&source=0

A second tornado hit University City to Overland to St. Ann and was also rated EF0 on the enhanced Fujita scale.  The damage path was intermittent which suggests the tornado might have skipped along the ground, touching down, retreating up and then touching down again.  Overall this path was 4.4 miles and estimated wind speeds ranged from 65 to 85 mph. No injuries reported, though there were many reports of tree damage and a large tree fell on a house.  Click here for more information, http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lsx/?n=04_24_2010

On Friday the tornadic storms hit Northwest of St. Louis.  This tornado also had several touch downs and damage paths as it skipped across Warren and Lincoln Counties in Missouri and produced EF0 damage on the enhanced Fujita scale. Here's a link for more information http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lsx/?n=04_23_2010

 

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