EF-1 Tornado Confirmed SE Davidson and NW Rutherford

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
321 PM CDT TUE APR 5 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN EXTREME SOUTHERN DAVIDSON COUNTY AND
NORTHWEST RUTHERFORD COUNTY TENNESSEE...

LOCATION...SOUTH OF CANE RIDGE PARK IN DAVIDSON COUNTY TO NEAR
SMYRNA IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY
DATE...APRIL 4, 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...2:20 - 2:24 PM CDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...104 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...4.19 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...35.98 N / 86.65 W
ENDING LAT/LON...35.98 N / 86.57 W
FATALITIES...0
INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE TN HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO
IN EXTREME SOUTHERN DAVIDSON COUNTY AND NORTHWEST RUTHERFORD
COUNTY IN TENNESSEE ON APRIL 4, 2011.

THE EF1 TORNADO BEGAN ALONG THE DAVIDSON AND WILLIAMSON COUNTY
LINE...ALONG KIDD ROAD. THE DAMAGE PATH EXTENDED EAST ACROSS
BATTLE ROAD...WALDRON ROAD...ALONG BLAIR ROAD...AND ENDING NEAR
INTERSTATE 24 AND SAM RIDLEY PARKWAY. THE DAMAGE PATH RANGED FROM
50 TO 100 YARDS WIDE. DAMAGE WAS VERY CONSISTENT ALONG THE
PATH...WHICH WAS JUST OVER 4 MILES LONG.

THE DEBRIS PATTERN SHOWED CLEAR CONVERGENT PATTERNS...AND
EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS SUPPORT THE DETERMINATION THAT A TORNADO
CAUSED THE DAMAGE. NUMEROUS POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED. HUNDREDS OF
TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. SOME HAD LARGE ROOT SYSTEMS. SOME
SMALL STORAGE BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED. NUMEROUS HOMES HAD ROOF
AND SIDING DAMAGE. SEVERAL FENCES WERE BLOWN DOWN. DEBRIS WAS
SCATTERED HUNDREDS OF YARDS. A TRACTOR TRAILER WAS BLOWN OVER ON
INTERSTATE 24. SEVERAL CARGO TRAILERS WERE OVERTURNED BY I 24.

THANKS TO DAVIDSON COUNTY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT FOR VERY HELPFUL ASSISTANCE WITH THIS SURVEY.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/OHX.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

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HERRON / BOUCHER


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