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NWS: Weak tornado touched down in Springfield

NWS: Weak tornado touched down in Springfield

July 22nd, 2013 in News

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a small, weak tornado that touched down briefly east of downtown Springfield did only minor damage.

The EF-O tornado was reported Sunday evening. The weather service says it was on the ground for only about a minute and for less than a mile.

The tornado had winds of 65 mph, the lowest speed necessary to be classified as a tornado.

The weather service says the twister damaged several trees and did minor damage to roofs in the area.