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Tornado Assessment

Tornado Assessment
By: John Dissauer

The National Weather Service has been busy conducting surveys of storm damage from Sunday night's and Tuesday evening's storms.  The NWS sends crews out to look at the damage to help determine whether or not the storms were straight line winds or tornadoes.

If it is determined that a tornado moved through, they can look at the damage and determine the wind speeds associated with the tornado.  From the wind speeds, they can classify the tornado by the Fujita Scale.  Below are the storm surverys completed by the NWS.

A total of 12 tornadoes touched down in Heartland counties Tuesday night.

 

 

Date

Time

Location

Max. Wind Speeds

F-Scale

Width of Damage

Length of Damage

May-6

8:05pm

Bollinger County

100 mph

F1

100 yards

3/4 mile

 

Date

Time

Location

Max. Wind Speeds

F-Scale

Width of Damage

Length of Damage

May-6

8:45pm

Cape Girardeau County (Jackson)

180 mph

F3

40-50 yards

2 miles

 

Date

Time

Location

Max. Wind Speeds

F-Scale

Width of Damage

Length of Damage

May-6

11:20pm

McCracken County

70 mph

F0

75 yards

2 miles

 

Date

Time

Location

Max. Wind Speeds

F-Scale

Width of Damage

Length of Damage

May-6

11:25 - 11:35pm

Graves County

100 mph

F1

100-125 yards

1.5 miles

 

Date

Time

Location

Max. Wind Speeds

F-Scale

Width of Damage

Length of Damage

May-6

11:15pm

Ballard County

100 mph

F1

175 yards

3 miles

 

Date

Time

Location

Max. Wind Speeds

F-Scale

Width of Damage

Length of Damage

May-6

11:30 - midnight

Hickman/Graves County

95 mph

F1

40-50 yards

22 miles

 

Date

Time

Location

Max. Wind Speeds

F-Scale

Width of Damage

Length of Damage

May-6

9:32 - 10:42pm

Pulaski/Massac/Pope

210 mph

F4

2/3 mile

33 miles

 

Date

Time

Location

Max. Wind Speeds

F-Scale

Width of Damage

Length of Damage

May-6

9:11pm

Cape Girardeau County

80 mph

F4

50 yards

3 miles

 

Date

Time

Location

Max. Wind Speeds

F-Scale

Width of Damage

Length of Damage

May-6

11:38
11:50
11:55-p.m.

Marshall County

85 mph
70 mph
85 mph

F1
F0
F1

100 yards
80 yards
80 yards

2 miles
1/2 mile
1/2 mile

 

Date

Time

Location

Max. Wind Speeds

F-Scale

Width of Damage

Length of Damage

May-6

10:22 p.m.

Scott County

90 mph

F1

200 yards

5 miles

 

Date

Time

Location

Max. Wind Speeds

F-Scale

Width of Damage

Length of Damage

May-6

11:17 p.m.

McCracken County

80 mph

F1

80 yards

3 1/2 miles

 

Date

Time

Location

Max. Wind Speeds

F-Scale

Width of Damage

Length of Damage

May-6

 

Randolph County (Southeast of Red Bud)

 

F1

50 yards

1/2 miles

 

updated  5/18/03

 

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