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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
1155 PM CDT THU APR 17 2013

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS OVER MONROE AND NORTHERN RALLS COUNTIES...

THE STORMS THAT MOVED OVER PARTS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL 
MONROE COUNTY MISSOURI SPAWNED A SERIES OF BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWNS 
FROM 11 MILES SOUTHWEST TO 2 MILES SOUTH OF PARIS MISSOURI. A WIDE 
SWATH OF DOWNBURST WINDS CAUSED DAMAGE FROM 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF  
MONROE CITY TO 4 MILES EAST OF MONROE CITY...IN FAR NORTHWEST RALLS 
COUNTY.

THE FIRST STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED AT A FARMSTEAD SOUTHWEST OF THE 
CORNER OF HIGHWAYS M AND C. A FEW LARGE PANELS FROM A MACHINE SHED 
WAS TOSSED TO THE EAST NORTHEAST. A FEW LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED 
NEAR THE BASE ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF HIGHWAYS M AND C. THIS 
DAMAGE WAS CAUSED BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.  

THE FIRST TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHDOWN IN SOUTHWEST MONROE COUNTY A 
MILE NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAYS M AND C ON HIGHWAY C. SIX 
POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED AT THE BASE OF THE POLE. WIDTH OF THE 
DAMAGE IN THIS LOCATION WAS 100 YARDS AND DAMAGE WAS RATED EF1.

FURTHER NORTHEAST...THE TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN ON COUNTY ROAD 
840 JUST EAST OF INTERSECTION WITH COUNTY ROAD 819. A BARN WAS 
SEVERELY DAMAGED. DEBRIS FROM THE BARN WAS TOSSED TO THE EAST ABOUT 
100 YARDS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO TRAVEL TO THE NORTHEAST...WHERE 
IT BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN...JUST SOUTH OF MISSOURI HIGHWAY 
AA...JUST WEST OF INTERSECTION WITH COUNTY ROAD 835. TWO MACHINE 
SHEDS IN THIS LOCATION SUSTAINED MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE. ALSO...A 
LARGE BARN SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WHERE THE SOUTH PART OF THE 
BARN WAS REMOVED. DAMAGE WIDTH IN THIS AREA WAS 70 YARDS WIDE. 
DAMAGE WAS RATED LOW END EF1. FURTHER TO THE EAST...ON MISSOURI 
HIGHWAY AA...JUST WEST OF INTERSECTION WITH COUNTY ROAD 
857...NUMEROUS LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED AT THE BASE AND SHOWED A 
CONVERGENT DAMAGE PATTERN. WIDTH OF DAMAGE IN THIS AREA WAS OVER 60 
YARDS WIDE AND THE DAMAGE WAS ONLY ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MISSOURI 
HIGHWAY AA. DAMAGE IN THIS LOCATION WAS RATED LOW END EF1.

THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO TRAVEL TO THE NORTHEAST AND BRIEFLY TOUCHED 
DOWN ONE LAST TIME JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 15...TWO MILES SOUTH OF 
PARIS MISSOURI. THREE MACHINE SHEDS SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE 
WITH DEBRIS BEING THROWN 300 TO 400 YARDS TO THE NORTH NORTHWEST.  
DAMAGE WAS RATED EF1 IN THIS LOCATION.  OVERALL THE PATH LENGTH WAS 
7 MILES...WITH A MAX DAMAGE WIDTH OF 70 YARDS. THE TORNADO WAS RATED 
EF1.

A SECOND TORNADO...ABOUT HALF A MILE SOUTH OF THE FIRST TORNADO 
BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN ON COUNTY ROAD 835...HALF A MILE NORTH OF THE 
INTERSECTION WITH COUNTY ROAD 840. A BARN SUSTAINED MINOR TO 
MODERATE DAMAGE...WHERE 2X4 MISSILES WERE DRIVEN INTO THE ROOF OF 
THE BARN. WIDTH OF DAMAGE WAS 30 TO 40 YARDS WIDE WITH A PATH LENGTH 
OF LESS THAN A TENTH OF A MILE. THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF0.

TORNADO #1...

* FATALITIES: NONE

* INJURIES: NONE

* BEGIN TIME/LOCATION: 4/17/13...0531 PM
                       9.5 MILES SW OF PARIS...MISSOURI  

* END TIME/LOCATION: 4/10/13...0541 PM
                     2 MILES S OF PARIS...MISSOURI

* MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 90 MPH

* PATH LENGTH: 7 MILES


TORNADO #2...

* FATALITIES: NONE

* INJURIES: NONE

* BEGIN TIME/LOCATION: 4/17/13...0535 PM
                       6.5 MILES SSW OF PARIS...MISSOURI  

* END TIME/LOCATION: 4/10/13...0536 PM
                     6.5 MILES SSW OF PARIS...MISSOURI

* MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 75 MPH

* PATH LENGTH: LESS THAN A TENTH OF A MILE


DOWNBURST WIND DAMAGE THAT BEGIN 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MONROE CITY IN 
MONROE COUNTY...MAINLY CONSISTED OF PINE TREES AND ONE BARN. THE BARN
LOST SEVERAL SECTIONS OF ITS ROOF. FURTHER NORTHEAST ALONG U.S. 
HIGHWAY 24...TREE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED. CEDAR AND OAK TREES WERE 
DAMAGED.

ON THE FAR SOUTHWEST PORTIONS OF MONROE CITY...NINE HOMES SUSTAINED 
ROOF DAMAGE WHERE SHINGLES WERE REMOVED.  ALSO...SEVERAL LARGE TREE 
LIMBS...BETWEEN THREE AND NINE INCHES IN DIAMETER WHERE BLOWN DOWN.  
IN TOWN...THE ROOF OF A RETAIL STORE WAS REMOVED AND DISPLACED 
APPROXIMATELY 80 YARDS TO THE NORTHEAST.  ADDITIONAL TREE DAMAGE WAS 
OBSERVED ON THE EAST SIDE OF MONROE CITY IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA. TWO 
GRAIN BINS...LOCATED ON COUNTY ROAD J...IN FAR NORTHWESTERN RALLS 
COUNTY...SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE. THE GRAIN ELEVATOR SUSTAINED MINOR 
DAMAGE AS WELL. THERE WAS MINOR TREE LIMB DAMAGE THAT EXTENDED FOR 
ABOUT A MILE SOUTH OF THE GRAIN BINS. THIS DAMAGE WAS PART OF THE 
LARGER AREA OF WIND DAMAGE THAT EXTENDED FROM NORTHEAST MONROE 
COUNTY INTO NORTHWESTERN RALLS COUNTY. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED BETWEEN 
70 AND 80 MPH OVER THIS AREA.

THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION WAS DETERMINED BY A NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE SURVEY TEAM AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW
OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM
DATA.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/LSX.  MORE INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT
A LATER DATE WHEN SURVEYS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

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