The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least three tornadoes touched down in east-central Missouri, Sunday.
The strongest of the three was rated an EF-2 and touched down northwest of St. Peters about 8:04. Its winds are estimated to have reached up to 122 miles per hour. Over about five minutes it took part of the roof off of one home and damaged others, destroyed some outbuildings and snapped trees and power poles in a damage path up to 400 yards wide and about 2.26 miles long.
Tornadoes west and northwest of Eolia snapped tree limbs and other minor damage, and were rated EF-1 and EF-0, with winds estimated up to 100 and 80 miles per hour, respectively. Those touched down at about 6:23 and 6:34 Sunday night.
There were numerous reports of funnels in central Missouri near the Callaway Nuclear Reactor and New Bloomfield. At least one is reported to have touched down and blown a vehicle around on a highway. The Weather Service is asking anyone who knows of damage to contact it.