Storm Damage Survey - 1 May 2003

- Tecumseh -

David Sills, MSC-King Radar

Quick Facts

Severe Weather Type 

Confirmed Microburst and Probable Tornado

Location (Region)

Tecumseh (Windsor-Essex-Kent)


Between 0515 and 0540 EDT (1015-1040 UTC)


F1 for both tornado and microburst

Path Length

3 km (combined)

Direction of Motion

Approx. 310 (combined)

Lat, Lon

42.26707 N, 82.91259 W

Path Width

Max. 400 m (combined)

Significant Damage

Minor to moderate damage to several buildings, numerous trees uprooted including large trees, HVAC unit thrown from roof, heavy objects thrown 100+ m

Damage Estimate (Source) 

$ 100 000


Site survey, photographs of damage, witness descriptions