Microburst in Williamson County, May 1

Old Natchez Microburst
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Time: Approximately 710 AM CDT
Event Type: Microburst
Location: Old Natchez Trace, just south of Sneed Rd. W
Peak Wind: 70-80 mph
Width: 300 yards
Length: 0.3 miles
Injuries: none
Fatalities: none
Damage: Numerous large trees were broken and uprooted. Trees fell and brought down power lines and poles along Old Natchez Trace. Only minor property damage was noted, including damage to fences. Damage at the intersection of Sneed and Old Natchez Trace was due to flooding of the Harpeth River.  Some areas were inaccessible for close survey due to flooded conditions, but it appeared most of the damage was focused along Old Natchez Trace. Sporadic tree damage was also observed on Sawyer Bend Rd. and Vaughn Rd.
Sam Herron and Ralph Troutman
National Weather Service
Nashville, TN

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