Jefferson City tornado rated EF-3 by National Weather Service

The NWS says the twister hit Missouri's capital around 11:40 p.m. with peak winds of 160 miles per hour.

Posted: May 23, 2019 12:36 PM
Updated: May 23, 2019 12:36 PM

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) The National Weather Service has rated a tornado that hit Jefferson City overnight destroying homes and buildings.

A damage survey team gave the tornado a preliminary EF-3 rating.

The NWS says the twister hit Missouri's capital around 11:40 p.m. with peak winds of 160 miles per hour.

Severe weather across the state overnight left three people dead and dozens injured.

Saint Joseph
Broken Clouds
93° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 103°
Maryville
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 102°
Savannah
Broken Clouds
93° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 103°
Cameron
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 99°
Fairfax
Clear
92° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 98°
A very weak cold front has moved through Thursday night and gave us some early showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures over the weekend will remain in the low 90s through Sunday.
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