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Three possible tornadoes stacked up in SW Mo. According to the model data they should be moving into less favorable severe conditions as they continue to move East. But a lot of the storms are not following the predicted forecast dynamics this afternoon.
That area in SE OK outlined by SPC as being the potential area for a round two late in the evening (the area that never really truly got going outside of a few mixed mode clusters and a couple of after dark supercells) DID produce a very significant tornado a couple of hours ago... reports of homes destroyed near Bokchito/Blue, and I have heard heretofore yet to be officially confirmed reports of a fatality and serious injury from one of these destroyed homes. Nighttime tornadoes are the worst.
Today definitely over-performed a significant bit. I think the brief MDT upgrade was justified. Have had at least a couple of sigtors for sure.
There are a remarkable number of close range chaser videos with this event... including one from WITHIN the debris field of one of the tornadoes where the chaser vehicle is just a few yards away from being speared by a board from a destroyed structure. I'm afraid we aren't done with chaser fatalities with some of these extremely close calls.