Joplin Tornado Relative to St. Louis (Map)

Struggling to get a sense of the size of the Joplin tornado? Look no further. Below is a map showing the twister's path relative to St. Louis.

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As you can see, the path begins at Lindbergh Boulevard and travels east though Ladue, Clayton, Forest Park and the Central West End before ending at the river downtown. (The Joplin tornado measured 13 miles long and 3/4 miles wide, according to the National Weather Service.)

The image comes courtesy of Joplin architect Dwight Brennfoerder who has created maps of the storm's path in other cities, including New York and Kansas City. Check 'em all out at the Facebook page, Joplin Expats.

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5 comments
guest
guest

If this map is accurate, the tornado was much wider than 3/4 of a mile

Mike N.
Mike N.

They keep saying the Joplin tornado was 6 miles -- where does this 13 mile figure come from?  (BTW, being a native of western Mass., I'm freaked out by the tornado that hit Springfield!)

Dwight
Dwight

Map is accurate, damage is over a mile wide for a considerable length.

Joel
Joel

13.8 Miles is what it took out. According to the NWS. It destroyed 6 miles in joplin and kept moving.

Chad Garrison
Chad Garrison

National Weather Service. I've since included a link. 

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