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2 Tornadoes Confirmed in SW Missouri

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CEDAR SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — The National Weather Service confirms that two small tornadoes touched down in southwest Missouri as a powerful storm system swept across the state.

No injuries were reported from either twister, which occurred about 20 minutes apart shortly before noon Tuesday.

Survey teams on Wednesday reported evidence of an F1 tornado, with estimated winds of 90 mph, near the Cedar County town of Cedar Springs. The path was about two miles long and 200 yards. Trees and outbuildings were damaged, and a house lost its roof.

An F1 tornado was also confirmed in nearby St. Clair County, just outside Gerster. Two barns and an outbuilding were destroyed there.

The tornadoes were spawned by a storm system that moved across Missouri with high winds and heavy rain Tuesday and light snowfall into Wednesday.

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