National Weather Service Confirms Tornado Touchdowns In Southwest Missouri Wednesday

Apr 30, 2021

Track map of a tornado that touched down near Chadwick April 28
Credit National Weather Service

The National Weather Service confirmed that four EF-0 tornadoes touched down during severe weather in southern Missouri on Wednesday.

A tornado with winds up to 76 mph briefly touched down just before 10 a.m. a half mile southwest of Chadwick in Christian County.

A tornado with winds up to 85 mph was on the ground for nearly two miles at 11:13 a.m. near Gentryville in Douglas County.

A tornado with winds around 70 mph touched down at 9:29 a.m. west of Walnut Shade in Taney County.

A tornado with winds up to 76 mph was on the ground for about a half mile at 9:36 a.m. north of Walnut Shade.

The storms caused minor damage to homes, uprooted trees and destroyed outbuildings, including a three-car garage, according to the weather service.

The storms also dumped several inches of rain in parts of the Ozarks, which led to flash flooding.