EF-0 tornado confirmed in Lake Lotawana by National Weather Service

June 26, 2018 - 5:50 pm

Lake Lotowana, MO - The National Weather Service confirms an EF-0 touched down in this small community east of Kansas City in Jackson County.

Our survey crew has returned and created a map of today's EF-0 tornado path through Lake Lotawana. Max wind speed is estimated at 80 mph, path length was 3.4 miles and maximum width was 100 yards #mowx pic.twitter.com/UoapF8TFKu

— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) June 26, 2018


A boat dock cover was destroyed and a few trees were knocked down by the high winds. 

Power was knocked out as heavy branches snarled electric wires and brought down power poles.

NewsChopper 9 gives us a bird's-eye view of damage at Lake Lotawana. Lee’s Summit FD reported "significant roof damage" to homes and docks. This area was under a tornado warning earlier. https://t.co/Q22MAaLsLm @NickBenderKMBC @NevilleKMBC @BryanBusbyKMBC @KatieHornerKMBC pic.twitter.com/KT2PcDnp6r

— KMBC (@kmbc) June 26, 2018

No one was hurt during the bout of strong weather, but KMBZ's Bill Grady reported several teenagers had a close call as they were on the lake and made it to shore just minutes before the storm rolled through.



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