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Thunderstorm clusters moved east/southeastward across southeast Missouri during the afternoon hours on May 4th, entering Carter and Ripley Counties around 3 PM and exiting into northwest Tennessee by 6 PM. Several areas received extensive wind damage from these storms, including Carter, Ripley, Butler, and New Madrid Counties. Damage surveys confirmed an EF-0 tornado occurred south of Grandin, MO in Carter County. Two macrobursts also occurred with this event, one south of the Grandin, MO tornado in portions of Carter and Ripley Counties and the other in the Gideon, MO area of New Madrid County. The highest winds were associated with the Gideon, MO macroburst with peak winds estimated at 110 mph. Flash flooding also occurred due to repeated thunderstorm activity over Carter and Ripley Counties.


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