... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Columbia ASOS...
a record rainfall of 4.5 inch(es) was set at Columbia ASOS
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 4.15 set in 1931.
... NWS damage survey for 09/01/2014 tornado event...
... EF-1 tornado confirmed at House Springs Missouri...
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length /statute/: 6.4 miles
path width /maximum/: 60 yards
Start date: sep_01_2014
start time: 1043 PM CDT
start location: 5 miles west of House Springs, MO
start lat/lon: 38.4299_/_-90.6635
End date: sep_01_2014
end time: 1055 PM CDT
end location: 1 mile east of House Springs, MO
Survey_summary: the maximum damage occurred at hood's discount
store located at the intersection of State Highway 30 and County
Highway W... where a quarter of the roof was torn off... the deck
was uplifted... and air conditioning units were moved. Elsewhere
along the damage path... trees were snapped and were classified as
a mix of EF-0 and EF-1 damage.
Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.
EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.