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On the afternoon of December 4, 2017, a line of thunderstorms formed in western Missouri and through the rest of the afternoon moved eastward into central Missouri. Several low-topped supercells formed along this line of storms, one of which produced a tornado that did damage to residences between Higbee and Renick, Missouri. The worst of the damage occurred just east of Higbee, where a couple residences were completely destroyed, one of which was a mobile home. One person was critically injured, and another person suffered minor injuries. The tornado lasted about 15 minutes, and eventually dissipated just east of Renick, near the Randolph/Monroe County line. 

Radar loop of the storms that went through Randolph County, producing the Higbee to Renick EF-1 tornado on Monday December 4.
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