Pawnee Damage Survey

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
152 PM CDT SAT MAY 3 2008

…ASSESSMENT OF MAY 1 PAWNEE COUNTY TORNADO…

NWS SURVEY TEAMS CONTINUED THEIR ASSESSMENT OF THE TORNADOES THAT
MOVED ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA THURSDAY EVENING. BASED ON TODAYS
SURVEY…HERE ARE FINDINGS:

A TORNADO BRIEFLY OCCURRED IN PAWNEE COUNTY 1 MILE NORTHEAST OF
PAWNEE. THIS TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR LESS THAN ONE MINUTE AND
PRODUCED NO DAMAGE. THE TORNADO WAS DOCUMENTED WITH BOTH CHASER AND
MEDIA VIDEO. IT WAS RATED AN EF0.

THE SECOND TORNADO FORMED 5.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF PAWNEE AND DISSIPATED
4.5 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF RALSTON…FOR A TOTAL PATH LENGTH OF
3 MILES. ITS WIDTH WAS 300 YARDS. IT WAS RATED AN EF1 TORNADO
BASED ON THE FINDINGS OF STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO ONE HOME…AND TREES
AND POWER POLES SNAPPED.

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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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