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Severe Weather and Excessive Rain in the Ohio and Tennessee Valley; Dangerous Heat in the South

Widespread strong to severe thunderstorms may produce large hail, damaging wind gusts, a few tornadoes, and flash flooding across parts of the lower Missouri Valley into the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Dangerous and potentially record-breaking heat continues across parts of Texas, the western Gulf Coast, southern Florida, and Puerto Rico. Read More >

Overview
Severe thunderstorms brought tornadoes to McCurtain County in Southeast Oklahoma on May 1st, 2003. One tornado, rated F0, affected areas near Battiest. Another tornado, rated F2, impacted Broken Bow. Below is a summary of the tornadoes that were confirmed by National Weather Service officials.

TOTAL TORNADO COUNT = 2

F0 = 1
F2 = 1
 
TOR. # START POINT RATING FATALITIES/
INJURIES
REMARKS
 #1 Battiest, McCurtain County, OK F0 None A barn roof was partially torn off, and some sheet metal was tossed around. A few trees were also uprooted.
#2 Broken Bow, McCurtain County, OK F2 None Two new frame homes under construction had roofs torn off. A total of 30 to 40 wood frame homes sustained roof and frame damage, and had windows broken. One home was destroyed. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped. Several power poles were blown down.
Tornado tracks in McCurtain County, OK, on May 1st, 2003
Tornado tracks in McCurtain County, OK, on May 1st, 2003.

 

 
 
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