Small Tornado Touches Down in Bootheel

JUNE 7, 2005 - Posted at 3:55 p.m. CDT

CARDWELL, MO - A small tornado briefly touched down this afternoon in a field in Dunklin County.  According to K8 Chief Meteorologist Chad Watson, the twister occured just southwest of Cardwell.  "It was very small, what we sometimes call a 'gustnado,' which is a weak tornado that's usually spawned from a thunderstorm cell system," said Watson.

No damage or injuries were reported as a result of the tornado.