ONE YEAR AGO: biggest outbreak since 2008

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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.

Wheaton, MO Tornado

A batch of morning storms pushed an outflow boundary into southwest Missouri which acted as the focus for tornadic thunderstorms.

Bergman, AR Tornado

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.

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Clear

Springfield Mo

27°F Clear Feels like 27°
Wind
2 mph SE
Humidity
79%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear. Low 33F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
33°F Clear. Low 33F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph S
Precip
6%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Clear

Branson

27°F Clear Feels like 27°
Wind
0 mph N
Humidity
100%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A clear sky. Low 37F. Winds light and variable.
37°F A clear sky. Low 37F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
4 mph SW
Precip
5%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Clear

Harrison

29°F Clear Feels like 29°
Wind
0 mph NW
Humidity
76%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low 36F. Winds light and variable.
36°F Clear skies. Low 36F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
6 mph SW
Precip
4%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Clear

Rolla

28°F Clear Feels like 24°
Wind
3 mph SE
Humidity
77%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low near 35F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
35°F Clear skies. Low near 35F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph SSW
Precip
4%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Clear

West Plains

25°F Clear Feels like 25°
Wind
1 mph SSW
Humidity
93%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low 32F. Winds light and variable.
32°F Clear skies. Low 32F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
5 mph SW
Precip
7%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
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