EF1 Tornado in Cheatham County on March 2

 

Counties Cheatham Classification Tornado
EF Rating EF1 Max Wind Speed 90 mph
Path Length 1 mile Path Width 100 yards

EF-1 TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS AROUND 90 MPH TOUCHED DOWN ALONG MT PLEASANT ROAD JUST SOUTH OF KINGSTON SPRINGS. THE NEARLY 1 MILE DAMAGE PATH OF THE TORNADO CONTAINED DOZENS OF SNAPPED OR UPROOTED TREES...A DESTROYED BARN...AND SEVERAL HOMES WITH MINOR ROOF DAMAGE. THE MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH WAS NEARLY 100 YARDS.

OTHER AREAS SURVEYED TODAY INCLUDED AROUND PEGRAM IN CHEATHAM COUNTY...DICKSON AND TENNESSEE CITY IN DICKSON COUNTY...AND SOUTH OF MCEWEN IN HUMPHREYS COUNTY. MANY TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN OR SNAPPED...AND THERE WERE INSTANCES OF MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES AND A HOTEL. ALL OF THIS DAMAGE WAS DUE TO STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

SEVERAL INSTANCES OF EXTREME HAIL DAMAGE WERE NOTED DURING THE SURVEY AROUND PEGRAM AND KINGSTON SPRINGS. SEVERAL BUILDING SUFFERED CONSIDERABLE ROOF...WINDOW AND SIDING DAMAGE FROM THE GOLF BALL AND LARGER SIZED HAIL.

TORNADO SUMMARY
DATE...3/2/2012
RADAR ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME...3:48 PM
RADAR ESTIMATED END TIME...3:49 PM
MAXIMUM EF- SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE
INJURIES...0
FATALITIES...0

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

Below is a chart that explains what type of damage is associated with each ranking on the EF scale, including example photographs.
EFScale



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