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Record tornado outbreaks of May 4-10, 2003
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    "During the period May 4-10, 2003, an unprecedented number of tornadoes affected the central and southern United States. During this period, 393 tornadoes occurred across the central and southern U.S. resulting in 39 deaths across 4 states. Six of these tornadoes were classified as violent (F4) on the Fujita Tornado Intensity Scale. Due to the magnitude of this event, a service assessment team was formed to examine the warning and forecast services provided to emergency managers (EMs), government agencies and the public. Service assessments are used to improve techniques of National Weather Service products and services to the American public through the recommendations in the report"--Preface

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