South Davidson County Tornado Of January 22nd 1957


     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.


South Davidson County Tornado Of  January 22nd 1957

Surface Weather Map for January 22nd 1957 1:30 A.M. E.S.T.



South Davidson County Tornado Of  January 22nd 1957

500 Millibar  Chart for January 22nd 1957


Bobby Boyd


National Weather Service

Nashville. TN





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