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#1

Spotter report for possible tornado at Memphis International.

2336
3 ENE WHITEHAVEN
SHELBY TN
3503 8998 ROOF BLOWN OFF OF PINNACLE AIRLINE HANGER AT MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. PLANES WERE MOVED. AIRSTAIRS MOVED 100 YARDS. MOVED A 737 AIRPLANE A FOOT. (MEG)

Source: SPC logs


#2

Just a measily foot??? Geez, whatta wimpy tornado :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Allen


#3

I challenge you aviation experts to get the weight of this 737 and calculate an estimated wind velocity that moved it. :laughing:


#4

0540 PM TORNADO 3 ENE SOUTHAVEN 34.99N 89.95W
02/05/2008 DESOTO MS TRAINED SPOTTER

        ROOF DAMAGE AT FEDEX FIRE STATION AT MEMPHIS
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. 73 KT GUST REPORTED BY WIND
        SENSOR.

My guess on the old scale… strong F3 or weak F4 depending on the location of the windsensor indicated above and location of the firestation in relationship to the 737.

spc.noaa.gov/efscale/

I personally hate the new enhanced scale, as the older scale used the size of “airborne missles” along with what structures the tornado ate in order to determine F scale.

spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/f-scale.html is the old scale.

Allen


#5

A foot??..

There’s a Video on You Tube, I believe…of a pair of RJ’s parkd at a gate being Spun completely around…and there was NO funnel cloud spotted in that video…Can’t remember where it was…I’ll have to look for it…


#6

let us know if you find it


#7

I’ve had it in my favorites for a while…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDLyssxqabc)
Pretty amazing footage, the first one looks like it gets some airtime during it’s pirouette.


#8

Thats it!!..

thanks James…

I love all the …FAKE…Comments…