EF-1 tornado confirmed in St. Joseph, Missouri

A survey team with the National Weather Service said the tornado in eastern St Joseph had winds up to 90 mph and a path length of 0.3 miles

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – An tornado briefly touched down Tuesday evening in northwest Missouri.

A survey team with the National Weather Service said they found intermittent damage with a small area of EF-1 damage to a home in eastern St Joseph. 

Wind speeds of the tornado topped 90 mph and had a damage path length of 0.3 miles, the NWS said.

A Tornado Warning was issued about 8:30 p.m. in the area as severe storms pushed east through Buchanan County.

Heavy rainfall also impacted the north and west parts of the Kansas City metro area with minor flooding and ponding on roads.

The severe weather threat for eastern Kansas and the western half of Missouri ended just before 2 a.m. Wednesday. Showers and some rumbles of thunder will continue the rest of the night through Wednesday afternoon, the NWS said.

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