Updated 05/06/10: Tornadoes Confirmed from Sunday May 2 2010

May 2, 2010 Tornadoes

Updated May 6, 2010 735PM


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 Storm Survey Results:

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NOUS44 KOHX 070022 CCA
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
720 PM CDT THU MAY 11 2010

...NWS CONFIRMS EF-1 TORNADO IN PERRY COUNTY AND TWO EF-2 TORNADOES
IN HICKMAN COUNTY FROM SUNDAY MORNING...

THE PERRY COUNTY TORNADO AND THE FIRST HICKMAN COUNTY TORNADOES
BEGIN AND END POINTS ARE ESTIMATES BASED ON RADAR. DUE TO
WIDESPREAD FLOOD DAMAGE AND LACK OF ROADWAYS MUCH OF THE PATH WAS
UNREACHABLE. THESE TWO TORNADOES MAY IN FACT BE ONE UPON FURTHER
REVIEW OF THIS EVENT. THE TWO HICKMAN COUNTY TORNADOES WERE TWO
DISTINCT TOUCHDOWNS FROM THE SAME SUPERCELL.

A MORE THOROUGH SURVEY REPORT WILL BE AVAILABLE EARLY FRIDAY
MORNING.

$$

SUMMARY...

PERRY COUNTY TORNADO
WIND SPEED ESTIMATE...90 MPH
EF SCALE...EF-1
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH...5.37 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH...250 YARDS
START POINT...35.6989 -87.8503
END POINT...35.71895 -87.75776

HICKMAN COUNTY TORNADO NUMBER 1
WIND SPEED ESTIMATE...125 MPH
EF SCALE...EF-2
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH...5.4 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH...600 YARDS
START POINT...35.79111 -87.68768
END POINT...35.82674 -87.61202

HICKMAN COUNTY TORNADO NUMBER 2
WIND SPEED ESTIMATE...110 MPH
EF SCALE...EF-2
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH...3.8 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH...300 YARDS
START POINT...35.8859 -87.51143
END POINT...35.90892 -87.45049


THOMAS JOHNSTONE
MICHAEL E. DAVIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE
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NOUS44 KOHX 052257 CCA
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
555 PM CDT WED MAY 10 2010

...NWS CONFIRMS HIGH END EF-1 TORNADOES IN DAVIDSON AND SUMNER
COUNTIES FROM SUNDAY...

THE INITIAL TOUCHDOWN WAS NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF SOUTH DICKERSON
PIKE AND OLD DICKERSON PIKE IN NORTHEAST DAVIDSON COUNTY. TREES
WERE SNAPPED...TRAILERS SUFFERED ROOF AND UNDERPINNING DAMAGE...AND
AN OLD BUILDING HAD IT`S ROOF REMOVED.

DAMAGE CONSISTING OF MINOR ROOF UPLIFTING AND HUNDREDS OF SNAPPED
TREES CONTINUED TO THE NORTHEAST FOR OVER 3.5 MILES. THE TORNADO
CROSSED RIVERGATE PARKWAY AT THE RIVERGATE MALL BLOWING OVER POWER
POLES AND BUSINESS SIGNS. SEVERAL LARGE PROJECTILES IMPACTED THE
MALLS FACADE LEAVING CRATERS AS HIGH AS 30 FEET OFF THE GROUND. THE
LAST EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE WAS TO BUSINESS SIGNS JUST EAST OF RIVERGATE
MALL ON GALLATIN PIKE.

THE TORNADO LIFTED FOR SEVERAL MILES INTO SUMNER COUNTY THEN TOUCHED
DOWN AGAIN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF FOREST RETREAT ROAD AND HUNTS
LANE JUST NORTH OF HIGHWAY 386. DAMAGE CONSISTING OF HUNDREDS OF
SNAPPED HARDWOOD TREES AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE WAS THEN CONTINUOUS TO
THE NORTHEAST FOR 5 MILES.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE...HIGH END EF1...OCCURRED ON KIMBER LANE
JUST OFF HIGHWAY 258. AN OLDER HOME WAS PICKED UP PARTIALLY OFF ITS
FOUNDATION AND SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE. THE LAST EVIDENCE
OF DAMAGE WAS NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF LATIMER CIRCLE AND LONG
HOLLOW PIKE.

$$

SUMMARY...TIMES BASED ON RADAR

DAVIDSON COUNTY TORNADO
WIND SPEED ESTIMATE...105 MPH
EF SCALE...EF-1
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH...3.64 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH...300 YARDS
START POINT...36.2867 -86.7464
END POINT...36.3068 -86.686
TOUCHDOWN TIME...607 AM 5/2/2010
END TIME...613 AM 5/2/2010

SUMNER COUNTY TORNADO
WIND SPEED ESTIMATE...105 MPH
EF SCALE...EF-1
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH...5.05 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH...400 YARDS
START POINT...36.33079 -86.6444
END POINT...36.38578 -86.58463
TOUCHDOWN TIME...617 AM 5/2/2010
END TIME...627 AM 5/2/2010


THOMAS JOHNSTONE
MICHAEL E. DAVIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE


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