May 6, 2003 Tornado Outbreak
Storm Assessment

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THE FOLLOWING ARE FINDINGS FROM DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS CONDUCTED BY THE 
NWS ON THURSDAY MAY 8 FOR 3 AREAS OF DAMAGE IN CENTRAL MARSHALL 
COUNTY.  


* EVENT DATE: TUESDAY MAY 6, 2003

* ESTIMATED TIMES: 11:38 PM CDT (DAMAGE AREA #1)
                   11:50 PM CDT (DAMAGE AREA #2)
                   11:55 PM CDT (DAMAGE AREA #3) 

* EVENT TYPE: F1 TORNADO  (DAMAGE AREA #1) 
              F0 TORNADO  (DAMAGE AREA #2)
              F1 TORNADO  (DAMAGE AREA #3)
 
* ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WINDS:  85 MPH  (DAMAGE AREA #1) 
                            70 MPH  (DAMAGE AREA #2)
                            85 MPH  (DAMAGE AREA #3) 
                  
* EVENT LOCATION #1: ALONG HIGHWAY 348 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF BENTON
  EVENT LOCATION #2: 2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BRIENSBURG ALONG HWY 68    
  EVENT LOCATION #3: 4.5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BRIENSBURG ALONG HWY 58   


* DAMAGE AREA DIMENSIONS:  100 YARDS WIDE /  2 MILES LONG
                            80 YARDS WIDE /  1/2 MILE LONG 
                            80 YARDS WIDE /  1/2 MILE LONG 

* INJURIES: NONE  
     
* FATALITIES: NONE 
                                        
* DAMAGE: NUMEROUS TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED.  SEVERAL BARNS OR 
  SHEDS DAMAGED. 
  

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SHANKLIN





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