Storm Reports from May 8, 2008
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1039 PM CDT THU MAY 08 2008

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0801 AM TORNADO 4 W TUPELO 34.26N 88.79W
05/08/2008 F3 LEE MS NWS STORM SURVEY

EF3 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 4 MILES WEST OF TUPELO AND
TRAVELED NORTHEAST ACROSS NORTHERN PORTIONS OF TUPELO.
TOTAL PATH LENGTH WAS 9 MILES BEFORE LIFTING ROUGHLY 3
MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF SALTILLO. THE MAXIMUM WIDTH WAS
200 YARDS. THE MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WINDS WERE AROUND 140
MPH.

0804 AM TORNADO 4 W TUPELO 34.26N 88.80W
05/08/2008 LEE MS TRAINED SPOTTER

ROOFS DAMAGED, SHEDS DESTROYED, TREES DOWN

0815 AM TORNADO 4 NNW TUPELO 34.32N 88.76W
05/08/2008 LEE MS OTHER FEDERAL

DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION BUILDING DAMAGE AT MALL AT BARNS
CROSSING

0842 AM TORNADO 4 SSW MARIETTA 34.45N 88.50W
05/08/2008 F2 ITAWAMBA MS NWS STORM SURVEY

EF2 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 4 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
MARIETTA IN THE PALESTINE COMMUNITY. THE TORNADO TRAVELED
TWO MILES TO THE NORTHEAST WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 100
YARDS. THE MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WINDS WERE AROUND 120 MPH.

0850 AM TSTM WND DMG CHARLESTON 34.01N 90.06W
05/08/2008 TALLAHATCHIE MS LAW ENFORCEMENT

A TREE FELL ON A HOUSE...POWER LINES DOWN...AND A FEW
TREES WERE UPROOTED IN CHARLESTON.

0900 AM FLASH FLOOD SALTILLO 34.38N 88.69W
05/08/2008 LEE MS PUBLIC

WATER STREET AND WILLOW BEND CIRCLE FLOODED. 3 INCHES OF
RAINFALL OBSERVED IN ONE HOUR.

0900 AM FLASH FLOOD 1 S SALTILLO 34.37N 88.69W
05/08/2008 LEE MS PUBLIC

OLD SALTILLO ROAD FLOODED.

0915 AM TORNADO ABBEVILLE 34.50N 89.50W
05/08/2008 F0 LAFAYETTE MS NWS STORM SURVEY

EF0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN ABBEVILLE JUST EAST OF
MISSISSIPPI STATE HIGHWAY 7 AND COUNTY ROAD 215. THE
TORNADO WAS 2.25 MILES LONG AND 50 YARDS WIDE. MINOR
DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES ALONG WITH NUMEROUS SNAPPED TREE
BRANCHES WERE OBSERVED. THE MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WINDS WERE
75 MPH.

0921 AM HAIL 3 NNW BELMONT 34.55N 88.23W
05/08/2008 M0.75 INCH TISHOMINGO MS PUBLIC

PENNY SIZE HAIL REPORTED IN DENNIS.

1114 AM TSTM WND DMG TISHOMINGO 34.64N 88.23W
05/08/2008 TISHOMINGO MS PUBLIC

A TRAILER WAS DAMAGED AND A VEHICLE HAD ITS WINDOWS
BUSTED OUT IN TISHOMINGO. TREES WERE DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY
25 JUST NORTH OF TISHOMINGO.

1210 PM TSTM WND GST PRAIRIE 33.80N 88.67W
05/08/2008 E70.00 MPH MONROE MS LAW ENFORCEMENT

ESTIMATED 70 MPH WIND GUST WITH THUNDERSTORM THAT MOVED
THROUGH TOWN OF PRAIRIE.


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