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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.

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