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Thunderstorms tracked through the Missouri Ozarks on May 27, 2021. Widespread rainfall amounts of over 1 inch occurred across much of southern Missouri. Rainfall amounts of over five inches occurred in the Joplin and Monett areas leading to widespread flooding across southern Missouri. Straight line winds also occurred with these storms and produced significant tree damage. Two brief tornadoes occurred within the larger area of straight line wind damage.
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