NWS: Two Tornados Hit Wright County In Friday Night's Storms

The National Weather Service has confirmed from damage reports that four tornados touched down in in the Ozarks during Friday night's severe weather.

Meteorologists say two were in Wright County. The first was an EF1 tornado that struck an area west of Dawson, between Mountain Grove and Manes.

It hit around 7:35 Friday night and had winds up to 100 miles-per-hour.

It stretched 75 yards wide, damaging trees and outbuildings near Dove Creek Road to Baty Road.

The second twister was an EF2 tornado which hit an area of southern Wright County.

In Texas County an  two EF1 twisters touched down, one was near Success and the other was near Licking.

The Ozarks had several severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings firing up Friday evening.

Meteorologist Jason Schaumann with NWS in Springfield says they are surveying damage in Taney, Wright, and Texas counties.

There were reports of golf ball size hail in Taney County, as well as flash flooding near Ava.

Forecasters say now we can expect the backside of the storms leaving behind cold temperatures for today going into Sunday.


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