Jesse Ferrell

Share |

Joplin, Missouri Devastated by Tornado

May 23, 2011; 11:24 AM ET

Nearly 100 people have been reported killed by a presumably large and very damaging tornado that hit around 6 PM last night in Joplin, Missouri (timeline | real-time updates). If the death toll reaches 114, it will be in the Top 10 Deadliest Tornadoes according to the SPC.

ADDITIONAL UPDATES WILL BE PROVIDED ON ACCUWEATHER.COM, AND ON MY TWITTER & FACEBOOK FEEDS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

A destroyed helicopter lies on its side in the parking lot of the Joplin Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. A large tornado moved through much of the city, damaging the hospital and hundreds of homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Early this morning, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning went into effect for the city, winds were estimated at 60-70 mph by AccuWeather & NWS staff, and 1-inch diameter hail was reported by a spotter just east of the Joplin airport.

The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

Comments

Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More The WeatherMatrix Blog

  • After the drought, Pennsylvania storm season is here

    August 17, 2016; 1:35 PM ET

    Here in Pennsylvania, after experiencing months with almost no rainfall and a complete lack of typical thunderstorm activity, the last 10 days have brought daily rainfall and storms.

  • The 360fly 4K 360 camera has arrived!

    August 9, 2016; 2:22 PM ET

    I'm pleased to announce that the 4K version of the 360fly camera has arrived! Unboxing, in-car review, and time-lapse sample videos in this blog.

About This Blog

Jesse Ferrell
Jesse Ferrell's WeatherMatrix blog covers extreme weather worldwide with a concentration on weather photos and Social Media.