National Weather Service confirms tornadoes in St. Louis area during Friday storm - KMOV.com

National Weather Service confirms tornadoes in St. Louis area during Friday storm

 

WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) -- The National Weather Service in suburban St. Louis has confirmed that three tornadoes touched down during storms Friday in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.

There were no reports of serious injuries, but trees were uprooted and buildings were damaged.

The Weather Service says a small tornado struck southwest Crawford County at 6:50 p.m. Friday. Later that night, a tornado one-third of a mile wide with winds of 100 mph struck Jefferson County, near St. Louis.

The storm crossed into Illinois and a tornado touched down in Monroe County, also near St. Louis. That tornado had winds of up to 110 mph.

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