National Weather Service confirms EF-1 tornado in Randolph County

1 year 11 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, December 05 2017 Dec 5, 2017 Tuesday, December 05, 2017 2:22:54 PM CST December 05, 2017 in Top Stories
By: Jamie Grey, KOMU 8 Managing Editor

RANDOLPH COUNTY - The National Weather Service confirmed parts of Randolph County were indeed hit by an EF-1 tornado on Monday evening. This classification means the NWS found evidence of winds between 86 to 110 mph.

According to a report released Tuesday afternoon, the tornado had 100 mph winds. Its path was 11.2 miles long and had a maximum width of 30 yards.

It hit Higbee at 4:54 p.m. and Renick at 5:09 p.m. There was one confirmed injury.

Officials were unable to confirm the tornado Monday night because they had to wait until investigators could look at evidence during daylight hours.

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