SOUTHWEST MISSOURI – April 30, 2019, was a busy day.
It was the biggest outbreak of tornadoes since January 7 and 8, 2008.
29 tornadoes touch down that afternoon and evening across southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas. 28 were in Missouri and one in Arkansas.
A batch of morning storms pushed an outflow boundary into southwest Missouri which acted as the focus for tornadic thunderstorms.
We started our coverage around 3 p.m. and went past 10 p.m. that night.
The strongest was an EF-2 that hit Ozark before slipping northeast past Highland Springs.
Here is a summary of the day’s event from the Springfield National Weather Service Office.