Tornado confirmed in Shell Knob
At 3:33 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 22), the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Shell Knob on Monday, May 20 at 7:50 p.m.
The tornado was initially rated an EF-0 tornado when it touched down 2.3 miles northeast of Shell Knob. It quickly became an EF-1 tornado with wind speeds as high as 110 miles per hour.
The tornado stayed on the ground for 1.4 miles, traveling northeast. It was 200 yards wide and was on the ground for approximately two minutes.
No one was injured by the tornado, but trees were uprooted and damaged along the tornado's path.
According to the enhanced Fujita scale that the NWS uses to classify tornado, an EF-0 tornado has wind speeds of 65 to 85 miles per hour, and an EF-1 tornado has wind speeds of 86 to 110 miles per hour.