March 11, 2006

Tornados touched down in Taney, Douglas, Phelps, Reynolds, Iron, Madison, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Jefferson, Monroe, and Perry Counties in Missouri. This was the beginning of a four-day “Tornado outbreak sequence” which saw 105 tornados spawned (one of them an F4), thirteen deaths, and a great deal of damage in places like Kansas City. The outbreak covered most of the central United States.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.