South Davidson County Tornado Of
January 22nd 1957
Rain fell throughout the day in Nashville back on January 22nd 1957 with nearly two and a half inches. Then around 4:30 P. M. C.S.T. an F2 tornado touched down in southwest Davidson county in the Belle Meade area damaging five homes and uprooting several large oak trees. The twister then moved in a discontinuous path through Green Hills, Hillsboro, Woodbine and Donelson. The tornado was described by one witness as a "mass of blackness". The total path length was 15 miles with 4 injuries and no fatalities. Estimated damage from the tornado was just under $2 million (1957) dollars. This was only one of four tornadoes to strike Middle Tennessee on January 22nd 1957. An F2 tornado struck north of Lebanon in Wilson county around 5:00 P.M. C.S.T. An F1 tornado struck in Coffee and Warren counties around 8:30 P.M. C.S.T. The tornado moved from New Union to Summitville to Fredonia to Vervilla.
Surface Weather Map for January 22nd 1957 1:30 A.M. E.S.T.
500 Millibar Chart for January 22nd 1957
National Weather Service