EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Waverly

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
545 PM CDT TUE APR 5 2011

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WAVERLY TENNESSEE / HUMPHREYS COUNTY...

DATE...APRIL 4, 2011
ESTIMATED TIME (RADAR)...1319 - 1322 CDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2.9 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...36.0841 N / 87.8069 W
ENDING LAT/LON...36.0850 N / 87.7550 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...
A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAM HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR WAVERLY TENNESSEE IN HUMPHREYS COUNTY ON
APRIL 4, 2011.

INITIAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED JUST WEST OF WAVERLY NEAR THE INTERSECTION
OF BOWEN HILLS DRIVE AND HWY 70. THE DAMAGE CONTINUED DIRECTLY
THROUGH DOWNTOWN WAVERLY FOR APPROXIMATELY 2.9 MILES. THE LAST
EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE WAS NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF FAIRFIELD DRIVE AND
HWY 70. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS VERY NARROW...WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF
ONLY 75 YARDS.

IN ADDITION TO DOZENS OF SNAPPED AND UPROOTED TREES...SEVERAL
BUSINESSES IN WAVERLY SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE. SIGNS AND
OVERHANGS WERE ALSO TORN OFF BY THE WINDS...AND THERE WERE SEVERAL
HOMES AND VEHICLES CRUSHED BY FALLING TREES.

AN ADDITIONAL SURVEY NEAR MCEWEN IN EASTERN HUMPHREYS COUNTY
REVEALED STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE. A CARPORT WAS
DESTROYED...SEVERAL HOMES SUFFERED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE...AND DOZENS OF
TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS WERE ESTIMATED
TO BE 80 TO 90 MPH.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE HUMPHREYS
COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE
SURVEYS.

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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