PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1204 PM CDT FRI MAY 2 2008

…PRELIMINARY TORNADO SURVEY INFORMATION FOR FRIDAY MAY 2…

BASED ON EARLY REPORTS RECEIVED FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
SURVEY TEAMS…THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MORNINGS
SEVERE WEATHER HAS BEEN COMPILED.

A TORNADO OCCURRED OVER PORTIONS OF FAR EASTERN ROGERS AND
PORTIONS OF WESTERN MAYES COUNTIES. THE TORNADO FORMED 1/4 MILE
WEST OF THE COUNTY LINE AND 1/2 MILE NORTH OF STATE HIGHWAY 20.
BASED ON THE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT…THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN
EF1…WITH WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED AT 85 TO 95 MILES AN HOUR. THE
TORNADO LIFTED 5 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF PRYOR…FOR A TOTAL PATH
LENGTH OF 9 MILES. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 500 YARDS WIDE.

NWS SURVEY TEAMS ARE CONTINUING TO SURVEY OTHER AREAS OF NORTHEAST
OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. INFORMATION ABOUT ADDITIONAL
TORNADO PATHS AND DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER THIS AFTERNOON.

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Putnam has been storm chasing since 1990 and is a co-founder of Hook-Echo.com. For his day job, Putnam works in emergency management for information technology.
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