Tornado near downtown Springfield causes minor damage

Monday, July 22, 2013 | 7:57 a.m. CDT; updated 9:48 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 22, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.  — The National Weather Service says a small, weak tornado that touched down briefly east of downtown Springfield did only minor damage.

The EF-O tornado was reported Sunday evening. The weather service says it was on the ground for only about a minute and for less than a mile.

The tornado had winds of 65 mph, the lowest speed necessary to be classified as a tornado.

The weather service says the twister damaged several trees and did minor damage to roofs in the area.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.