Storm Survey Results for Tornado in Franklin, TN

 

Counties Williamson Classification Tornado
EF Rating 0 Max Wind Speed 85 mph
Path Length 3.77 miles Path Width 100 yards
Fatalities 0 Injuries 6

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
242 PM CDT FRI APR 27 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR FRANKLIN IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY TENNESSEE...

LOCATION...FRANKLIN IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY TENNESSEE
DATE...APRIL 26 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...BEGIN 7 PM END 708 PM CDT
MAXIMUM EF SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85
MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...3.77 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...35.93 / 86.90W
ENDING LAT/LON...35.88 / 86.86W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...6 MINOR

* 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
NEAR FRANKLIN IN TENNESSEE ON APRIL 26 2012.

DAMAGE BEGAN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 96 AND FOUNDERS POINT
BLVD WHERE SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED AND MINOR DAMAGE OCCURRED.
CONTINUOUS DAMAGE WAS NOTED HEADING TO THE SOUTH SOUTHEAST THROUGH
JIM WARREN PARK AND INTO A MOBILE HOME PARK ALONG HWY 246.
NUMEROUS HOMES EXHIBITED SHINGLE...SIDING AND GUTTER DAMAGE AND
DOZENS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. IN JIM WARREN PARK
SEVERAL VEHICLES WERE FLIPPED BY THE TORNADO CAUSING MINOR INJURIES.

THE DAMAGE PATH THEN TURNED MORE TO THE SOUTHEAST...CROSSING A
QUARRY AND EVENTUALLY HIGHWAY 31 NEAR ITS INTERSECTION WITH HWY
431. DAMAGE IN THIS PART OF THE PATH WAS CONFINED TO SNAPPED TREES
AND TREE LIMBS ALONG WITH SOME MINOR ROOF DAMAGE.

THE LAST EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE WAS BETWEEN BLUEBELL WAY AND WYNBROOK
CT WHERE SEVERAL SOFTWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED...A FENCE WAS BLOWN
DOWN AND A PATIO COVERING WAS FLIPPED.

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY EMA AND OUR SOCIAL
MEDIA SKYWARN COORDINATOR DAVID DROBNY FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH
THIS SURVEY.

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

 

EF0 Tornado Path through western and southern Franklin


 

Dual-Pol radar data at 704 PM CDT showing a TDS (tornado debris signature)

 

EF scale chart explaining the type of damage associated with each ranking, including example photos.EFScale



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