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Tropical Depression Bertha Lifting North; Isolated Severe Across Southern U.S.; Heat Continues In West

Tropical Depression Bertha continues to weaken and lift north toward the central Appalachians and eastern Ohio Valley. Heavy rain, gusty winds and flooding are likely. Meanwhile, isolated severe thunderstorms are possible on Thursday from the Southeast to south-central High Plains. Finally, the ongoing heat wave continues in the West and will expand into the Rockies by the weekend. Read More >

May 17, 2003
Counties:  Perry
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  3:47am
Notes:  Storm Data places this tornado about five and a half miles southwest of Rome in Hoosier National Forest.

May 17, 2003
Counties:  Harrison IN
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  5:30am
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from 1.2 miles south of New Amsterdam into New Amsterdam.