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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Joplin Was NOT Hit By a Tornado This Evening
Thanks to my friend Jesse Ferrell of AccuWeather, I wanted to dispel the false reports on the internet that Joplin was again hit by a tornado this evening (8th anniversary of the 2011 storm). Joplin is highlighted by a rectangle at the bottom. The large, violent tornado - illustrated by the red-light blue line - passed to the north hitting the south part of Carl Junction and passed over or very near Oronogo.
Addition: Jesse just sent this wider view from Baxter Springs to Golden City.
We just received a report of three people killed with the tornado north of Joplin. I don't have any more details.