NWS Team Check Storm Damage in Lakes Region

by: Scott McCaulley (From Story by Brian Hauswirth, Missouri Net)

The National Weather Service (NWS) says storm damage done Saturday evening in southern Taney and Ozark Counties near the Missouri-Arkansas border was done by straight-line winds.

NWS Springfield meteorologist Mark Burchfield tells Missourinet that NWS survey teams were in the region Monday to determine the cause of the storm damage.

“There was also some uprooted trees and a little bit of other damage there, it looked like to maybe a parked tractor trailer unit that was parked that got moved a little bit,” says Burchfield.

NWS Storm reports indicate winds in excess of 80 MPH caused the damage in the Protem, Rueter, and Theodosia areas near the Mark Twain National Forest.

Meanwhile, NWS Survey teams do confirm an EF-0 Tornado hit in the area around Fair Play in Polk County north of Springfield.



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