Tornado Touchdown Confirmed!

By: weather Email
By: weather Email

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
948 PM CDT FRI MAY 2 2008

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...DAMAGE SURVEYS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED BY THE NWS TOPEKA STORM SURVEY
TEAM FOR THE SEVERE WEATHER DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF MAY 2
2008...

DOUGLAS COUNTY...STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE BROUGHT DOWN A LARGE
CEDAR TREE NEAR A CHURCH AT THE INTERSECTION OF E 900 RD AND N 400
RD.

A DAMAGE SWATH IN NORTHWESTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN
CAUSED BY A TORNADO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 104
AM ON FRIDAY MAY 2 2008, 5 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF CLINTON. THE
TORNADO REMOVED A GARAGE AND APPROXIMATELY TWO THIRDS OF A HOUSE
FROM ITS FOUNDATION UPON TOUCHDOWN. THE TORNADO CARRIED DEBRIS FROM
THIS HOUSE A FEW HUNDRED YARDS AWAY. THE TORNADO DAMAGE AT THIS
LOCATION HAS BEEN ASSIGNED A PRELIMINARY RATING OF EF-2. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST FOR TWO MINUTES AND THEN CAUSED A METAL
OUTBUILDING TO COLLAPSE BEFORE LIFTING AT APPROXIMATELY 106 AM ON
FRIDAY MAY 2 2008, 4 MILES NORTHWEST OF CLINTON LAKE. THE TORNADO
DAMAGE AT THIS LOCATION HAS BEEN ASSIGNED A PRELIMINARY RATING OF
EF-0. IN SUMMARY...THE TORNADO IN NORTHWEST DOUGLAS COUNTY HAS BEEN
ASSIGNED A PRELIMINARY RATING OF EF-2 DUE TO DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED
WHEN IT TOUCHED DOWN. THE TORNADO LASTED 2 MINUTES...TRAVELED
ALONG A 2 MILE PATH AND WAS...AT ITS LARGEST...UP TO 100 YARDS
WIDE. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 104 AM...AND LIFTED
AT APPROXIMATELY 106 AM.

OSAGE COUNTY...DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED IN AND JUST EAST OF LYNDON WAS
FOUND TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS. STRAIGHT LINE
WINDS CAUSED SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE IN THIS GENERAL AREA. OF
PARTICULAR NOTE...THERE WAS A ROOF TORN OFF OF A METAL OUTBUILDING
AND DAMAGE TO THE SIDING OF A MOBILE HOME. DEBRIS WERE CARRIED A
SHORT DISTANCE.

A DAMAGE SWATH BEGINNING APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES NORTHEAST OF LYNDON
WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY A TORNADO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED
DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 1243 AM FRIDAY MAY 2 2008, 2 MILES NORTHEAST
OF LYNDON. THE ROOF OF A RESIDENCE WAS LIFTED AND THEN DROPPED BACK
ONTO THE FRAME OF THE HOUSE. A LARGE ANTENNA THAT WAS CEMENTED INTO
THE GROUND WAS BLOWN OVER. THE TORNADO CARRIED DEBRIS A SHORT
DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE RESIDENCE. THE TORNADO DAMAGE AT THIS
LOCATION HAS BEEN ASSIGNED A PRELIMINARY RATING OF EF-0. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST FOR 2 MINUTES AND THEN DESTROYED THE
NORTH SIDE OF A LARGE THREE CAR GARAGE BEFORE LIFTING AT
APPROXIMATELY 1245 AM FRIDAY MAY 2 2008, 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF POMONA
LAKE. THE TORNADO DAMAGE AT THIS LOCATION HAS BEEN ASSIGNED A
PRELIMINARY RATING OF EF-0. IN SUMMARY...THE TORNADO IN EAST
CENTRAL OSAGE COUNTY HAS BEEN ASSIGNED A PRELIMINARY RATING OF EF-0
FOR DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED WHEN IT TOUCHED DOWN...AND THEN AGAIN JUST
BEFORE IT LIFTED. THE TORNADO LASTED 2 MINUTES...TRAVELED ALONG A
1.5 MILE LONG PATH AND WAS...AT ITS LARGEST...UP TO 30 YARDS WIDE.
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 1243 AM...AND LIFTED AT
APPROXIMATELY 1245 AM.

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CAVANAUGH


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