Weak tornadoes across southeast Tennessee
October 9, 2009


On October 9, 2009, a line of severe thunderstorms moved across southeast Tennessee and produced some brief, weak tornadoes. A storm survey determined that four EF0 tornadoes touched down in Marion, McMinn, and Monroe counties of southeast Tennessee.
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
827 PM EDT SAT OCT 10 2009

...RESULTS FROM STORM SURVEYS...

...EFO TORNADO DAMAGE CONFIRMED IN MARION...MCMINN AND MONROE
COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST AND EAST TENNESSEE...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN HAS COMPLETED AN ASSESSMENT
OF THE STORM DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED IN MARION...MCMINN AND MONROE
COUNTIES.

IN MARION COUNTY TENNESSEE...AN EF0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR JASPER
TENNESSEE AND HAD A CONTINUOUS TWO MILE PATH BEFORE DISSIPATING. THE 
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED OF THE TORNADO WAS AT 80 MPH...WITH A 30 YARD 
PATH WIDTH. A SECOND EF0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR HALETOWN 
TENNESSEE...WITH A TENTH OF A MILE PATH LENGTH AND 20 YARD WIDTH. 

IN MCMINN COUNTY TENNESSEE...AN EF0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT TWO 
MILES EAST OF ENGLEWOOD TENNESSEE. THE MAXIMUM WIND SPEED OF THIS 
TORNADO WAS 80 MPH. PATH LENGTH OF THE TORNADO WAS TWO TENTHS OF A 
MILE...AND PATH WIDTH WAS AT 30 YARDS. 

IN MONROE COUNTY TENNESSEE...AN EFO TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN 
ALONG INTERSTATE 75...ABOUT SEVEN MILES NORTH OF NIOTA TENNESSEE. 
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED WITH THIS TORNADO WAS AT 70 MPH...WITH A PATH 
LENGTH OF A HALF OF A MILE AND PATH WIDTH OF 20 YARDS.

STORM SURVEY COMPLETED BY: TIM TROUTMAN...WARNING COORDINATION 
METEOROLOGIST

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