Possible tornado sighting in Stoddard County

Thursday, May 3, 2007

NEAR ESSEX, Mo. -- The National Weather Service office in Paducah, Ky., has received reports of a possible tornado touchdown in Stoddard County near Essex.

A weather service meteorologist said the office received reports of a possible touchdown near the small community around 4:30 p.m., but has not verified weather the severe thunderstorm that passed through that area did indeed produce a tornado. The storm moved through the county and on to southern Scott, New Madrid and Mississippi counties.

The Stoddard County Sheriff's Office has received no confirmation that a tornado touched down, but did receive reports of the sighting.

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