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.