NWS: Weak Tornado Likely In Storm South of Odin and Salem Wednesday AfternoonThe National Weather Service believes a weak tornado most likely was part of a severe thunderstorm that moved from south of Odin to four miles south of Salem Wednesday afternoon.
The opinion follows several ground reports of small funnel clouds and a review of several photos of the storm sent in by WJBD listeners that were reviewed by the meterologists at the weather service office in St. Louis. Meterologist Ben Miller says it appears the weak tornado did not have a visible funnel that stays in constant contact with the ground. There were no reports of any damage.
Miller says the severe thunderstorm warning in effect at the time was not elevated to a tornado warning because the rotation shown on radar was weak and the storm had already lost intensity by the time the tornado reports were received.
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