Bollinger County, MO - The National Weather Service in Paducah, KY announced today that an EF-1 Tornado did touch down on Wednesday, April 28th in Bollinger County, MO about 4.6 miles south of Patton. Winds peaked at 105 miles per hour. Property was damaged, but thankfully no one was injured.
Here are the details:
Estimated Peak Wind: 105 mph
Path Length /statute/: 3.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/: 225 yards
Start Date: April 28, 2021
Start Time: 2:50 PM CDT
Start Location: 4.6 miles S Patton
Start Lat/Lon: 37.4361/ -90/0159
End Date: April 28, 2021
End Time: 2:58 PM CDT
End Location: 3.8 miles SE Patton
End Lat/Lon: 37.4644/ -89.9658
Damage was mainly to trees, with thousands of large trees snapped or uprooted. Near the beginning of the path, along Hwy M, south of Patton, a tractor trailer was overturned along with a smaller trailer and several farm items were blown around such as a fuel tank and planks. Extensive tree damage began by the time the tornado reached CR 346 with thousands of trees downed between CR 346 and MO- JJ Hwy. A small shed was blown away just south of MO-JJ where the tornado reached its maximum intensity and width. A mobile home lost some of its shingles and most of its underpinning as the tornado moved along and just north of MO-JJ. The tornado ended just northeast of the intersection of MO-JJ and CR 366 where it downed several mainly small trees and removed some shingles from a garage.
Photo not of the actual tornado.