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May 2nd & 3rd Severe Weather

A large and powerful storm system brought several rounds of severe weather to a large section of the Central United States. The Central Plains were hit hard on Thursday, May 1st while the Mid-South and Lower Mississippi River Valley was impacted on Friday, May 2nd into the early morning hours of May 3rd. This severe weather episode included a couple dozen tornadoes, several of which were strong, large hail and damaging winds.

Below are images of regional storm reports.


Damage Reports