Nine Confirmed Tornadoes Touch Down Near St. Louis New Year's Eve


The National Weather Service has confirmed that nine twisters struck ground in and around St. Louis around mid-day December 31.

The tornadoes destroyed several homes in Robertsville and Sunset Hills. In St. Louis an EF-1 twister with winds between 80 and 100 m.p.h. carved a path (right) through north St. Louis that tore apart roofs and damaged trees.

In total, the storms New Year's Eve killed 4 people in Missouri.

See more local damage from the storms at the National Weather Service St. Louis.

P.S. St. Louis County will do its monthly test of  its tornado sirens today. St. Louis County police remind the public that it is only a test.