NWS Survey Team Confirms EF0 tornado in Bedford County

NWS Survey Team Confirms an EF 0 Tornado Touched Down in Bedford County Monday


Counties Bedford Classification Tornado
EF Rating 0 Max Wind Speed 80 mph
Path Length 1 mile Path Width 100 yds

EF-0 WITH MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS AROUND 80 MPH CONFIRMED BETWEEN SHELBYVILLE AND NORMANDY IN BEDFORD COUNTY.

 

RATING: EF-0

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH

PATH LENGTH: APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE

PATH WIDTH: MAXIMUM 100 YARDS

FATALITIES: 0

INJURIES: 0

 

START DATE: SEPTEMBER 17TH 2012

START TIME: 402 PM CDT

START LOCATION: 5 MILES EAST OF SHELBYVILLE

START LAT/LON: 35.4472 -86.3374

 

END DATE: SEPTEMBER 17TH 2012

END TIME: 403 PM CDT

END LOCATION: 6 MILES EAST OF SHELBYVILLE

END LAT/LON:  35.4539 -86.3294

 

AN EF0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT A RESIDENCE ALONG HWY 41A

APPROXIMATELY 1/2 MILE EAST OF THE HWY 41A - NORMANDY ROAD

INTERSECTION. DOZENS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED AT THIS

LOCATION AND A RESIDENCE SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE WITH MANY SHINGLES

BLOWN OFF. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED HWY 41A AND SHOFNER RD BEFORE

LIFTING.

 

ADDITIONAL AREAS SURVEYED IN COFFEE AND WARREN COUNTIES CONTAINED

ONLY ISOLATED TREES AND LIMBS BLOWN DOWN WITH NO CLEAR EVIDENCE OF

ANY ADDITIONAL TORNADO TOUCHDOWNS.

 

|NOTE: THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND

SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION

IN NWS STORM DATA.

 

 

 

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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