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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F1
-- Length 1.2 Miles
-- Width 175 Yards
State MISSOURI
County/Area STODDARD
WFO PAH
Report Source NWS STORM SURVEY
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2006-03-09 17:44:00.0 CST
Begin Location 1WNW DEXTER
Begin Lat/Lon 36.78/-89.97
End Date 2006-03-09 17:47:00.0 CST
End Location 1NW DEXTER
End Lat/Lon 36.82/-89.97
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 900K
Crop Damage
Event Narrative The tornado nearly paralleled U.S. Route 60 in a commercial district just north of downtown Dexter. At the beginning of the damage path, a Wal-Mart store and a car dealership were struck. The Wal-Mart sustained significant damage to its roof and auto shop bay doors. Between the Wal-Mart and the car dealership, light standards anchored by concrete three feet into the ground were pulled out. At the car dealership, about 50 cars were damaged by wind-blown debris and hail, with windows broken. At a mobile home dealership, an unsecured mobile home trailer was turned on its side and pushed next to another trailer. A church lost its steeple and 4 to 6 feet of its roof, and brick fascia was damaged. A second church near Highway 60 sustained damage to the upper portions of the front wall. A restaurant next to the church sustained structural damage when the upper portion of a wall was blown in. Two residences received moderate damage, and a heavy equipment shed was blown down. A motel reported that eight units lost parts of their roofs. Several billboards on Highway 60 were heavily damaged. A utility pole was snapped off. Peak winds were estimated near 80 MPH. Much of the damage occurred underneath the location of a funnel cloud that was photographed by a citizen. The condensation portion (or visible portion) of the funnel cloud was not touching ground in the photo. A second weaker and shorter-lived vortex touched down within a mile to the north-northwest, causing relatively slight damage to a few structures.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 900.00K 0.00K
DEXTER STODDARD CO. MO 03/09/2006 17:44 CST Tornado F1 0 0 900.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 900.00K 0.00K