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2003 Storm Chasing Events

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SEASON SUMMARY: The 2003 Great Plains spring season was historic in terms of the number of tornadoes that occurred just in the month of May, but also produced some banner chase events such as the June 24 South Dakota outbreak. Hurricane Isabel’s landfall attracted a large number of chasers to the Atlantic coast.

  • April 18, 2003: Cozad, Nebraska tornado (cold core)**
  • April 19, 2003: Wann, Oklahoma tornado**
  • May 3, 2003: Haskell, Texas tornadoes**
  • May 4, 2003: Kansas/Missouri tornado outbreak (Kansas City, Girard, Pierce City)**
  • May 8, 2003: Kansas/Oklahoma tornado outbreak (Moore, Yates Center)**
  • May 9, 2003: Oklahoma City area supercell and tornadoes
  • May 10, 2003: Missouri/Illinois tornado outbreak: Hannibal, Lima**
  • May 15, 2003: Stratford, Texas tornadoes**
  • June 9, 2003: Stuart/ONeill, Nebraska tornadoes**
  • June 24, 2003: South Dakota tornado outbreak (Manchester, Woonsocket)**
  • July 14, 2003: Searls/New Ulm/Crystal Lake, Minnesota tornadoes**
  • September 18, 2003: Hurricane Isabel

**These events are in need of an author! If you would like to contribute a summary and images for one or more of these events, please contact a WxLibrary editor.

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