EF2 Tornado in Jackson/Putnam/Overton Counties on March 2

 

Counties Jackson/Putnam/Overton Classification Tornado
EF Rating EF2 Max Wind Speed 125 mph
Path Length 11.3 miles Path Width 1/2 mile


...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON...NORTHERN
PUTNAM...AND SOUTHWESTERN OVERTON COUNTY TENNESSEE...

LOCATION...DOBSON BRANCH COMMUNITY IN SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTY
INTO NORTHERN PUTNAM COUNTY AND ENDING IN RURAL SOUTHWESTERN
OVERTON COUNTY TENNESSEE
DATE...MARCH 2 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...5:26 PM CST TO 5:35 PM CST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF2
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...125 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...0.5 MILES
PATH LENGTH...11.3 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...36.27N / 85.54W
ENDING LAT/LON...36.33N / 85.35W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...3

* 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 AN EF2 TORNADO
BEGINNING IN THE DOBSON BRANCH COMMUNITY IN SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON
COUNTY SPANNING ACROSS NORTHERN PUTNAM COUNTY AND ENDING ABOUT 4
MILES NORTH OF THE CITY OF RICKMAN AT HIGHWAY 111 IN SOUTHWESTERN
OVERTON COUNTY TENNESSEE ON MARCH 2 2012.

IN THE DOBSON COMMUNITY IN JACKSON COUNTY...A COUPLE DOZEN HOMES WERE
HEAVILY DAMAGED. 17 ADDITIONAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED IN
RURAL OVERTON COUNTY. HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED
ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO. THE SURVEY TEAM CONCLUDED THAT THE
TORNADO LIFTED ABOUT 4 MILES NORTH OF THE CITY OF RICKMAN AT
HIGHWAY 111 MAKING THE PATH LENGTH 11.3 MILES. MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH
OF 0.5 MILES. THERE WERE 3 INJURIES REPORTED IN THE DOBSON BRANCH
COMMUNITY. NO FATALITIES.

Jackson Co TN  EF2 Tornado  Jackson Co TN - EF2 Tornado
 ABOVE: Jackson County, TN - EF2 Tornado
  ABOVE: Jackson County, TN - EF2 Tornado
 Putnam County TN - EF1 Damage  Putnam County, TN  EF1 Damage
  ABOVE: Putnam County, TN - EF1 Damage   ABOVE: Putnam County, TN - EF1 Damage
 Overton County, TN - EF2 Damage  Overton County, TN - EF2 Damage
  ABOVE: Overton County, TN - EF2 Tornado   ABOVE: Overton County, TN - EF2 Tornado


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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