Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F2
-- Length 12 Miles
-- Width 250 Yards
County/Area RIPLEY
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2005-11-27 22:30:00.0 CST
Begin Location 3S GATEWOOD
Begin Lat/Lon 36.53333/-91.1
End Date 2005-11-27 22:42:00.0 CST
End Location 3S GATEWOOD
End Lat/Lon 36.68333/-91
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 250K
Crop Damage
Event Narrative The tornado destroyed a permanent home and a mobile home. Major damage occurred to two other permanent homes. The sole fatality occurred about midway between Gatewood and Briar, where a two-story house was destroyed. The victim was sleeping on the second floor at the time. His body was found in a field about 75 yards from the residence. Two people on the first floor of the house escaped from under the debris without injury. Two mobile homes were unroofed. Many trees were snapped or uprooted. Several trees blocked U.S. Route 160 where the tornado crossed it. Much of the tornado's path was in the Mark Twain National Forest. The average path width was 200 yards. Peak wind speeds were estimated near 140 MPH. The strongest winds and widest path extended from near Tucker to the destroyed house (midway between Briar and Gatewood).

Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 62 Male Permanent Home


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 250.00K 0.00K
GATEWOOD RIPLEY CO. MO 11/27/2005 22:30 CST Tornado F2 1 0 250.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 250.00K 0.00K