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Tornado confirmed Monday near Knob Noster, Mo.

Updated: 2013-05-22T04:47:08Z

A tornado did form over west central Missouri on Monday evening, affirming the belief of many who experienced strong winds and downed trees.

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill said Tuesday a damage survey in Johnson and Pettis counties indicated a tornado developed approximately two miles east of Knob Noster and then dissipated approximately two miles north of Hughesville, a path of 14.5 miles.

The EF1 twister had an estimated maximum wind speed of 95 mph and a maximum path width of 200 yards.

| Matt Campbell, mcampbell@kcstar.com

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