Weather Alert

Tornado Hits St. Francois County

Three tornadoes on the ground at the same time near Dodge City, Kansas, May 24, 2016.

(St. Francois County) The National Weather Service in St. Louis has confirmed that a tornado did indeed touch down over the weekend in St. Francois County. Melissa Mainhart is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in St. Louis.

We asked Mainhart how they determined that this was a tornado and not just high winds.

Mainhart tells us that an EF 1 tornado contains wind of 86-110 miles per hour. Hear more with Mainhart below.

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