Tornadoes of March 18, 2013...updated

 

 

TORNADO OVER NORTHEASTERN HUMPHREYS
COUNTY...
EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN HOUSTON
COUNTY...AND WESTERN DICKSON COUNTY
(SEE MAP AT THE END FOR A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION
OF TORNADO TRACK)

 

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 3/18/13 EF1 VANLEER TORNADO - UPDATE #4...

UPDATED START AND END POINTS...PATH LENGTH...AND DAMAGE INFORMATION
FOR THE EF1 TORNADO THAT AFFECTED HUMPHREYS...HOUSTON...AND DICKSON
COUNTIES IN THE MORNING HOURS OF MARCH 18 2013.

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  13.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             3/18/2013
START TIME:             737 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         APPROX 5 MILES NNW OF MCEWEN
START LAT/LON:          36.1744/-87.6746

END DATE:               3/18/2013
END TIME:               751 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           VANLEER
END_LAT/LON:            36.2351/-87.4439

A HIGH-END EF1 TORNADO WITH MAX WINDS AROUND 105 MPH TOUCHED DOWN
IN NORTHEASTERN HUMPHREYS COUNTY AND CROSSED FAR SOUTHEASTERN
HOUSTON COUNTY BEFORE ENDING IN THE TOWN OF VANLEER IN WESTERN
DICKSON COUNTY. A FARM SUSTAINED DAMAGE WITH A GREENHOUSE
DESTROYED ON DEER CREEK ROAD AND SEVERAL BARNS WERE DAMAGED ALONG
HIGHWAY 231. ROOF DAMAGE TO OUTBUILDINGS OCCURRED ON WHITE OAK
ROAD WITH SHEET METAL WRAPPED AROUND TREES. ONE BARN WAS
DESTROYED AND SEVERAL OTHERS SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE ON HIGHWAY 46
NORTH OF CEDAR CREEK ROAD. FURTHER TO THE EAST...ONE HOME
COMPLETELY LOST ITS ROOF ON HILL ROAD CAUSING THE COLLAPSE OF THE
NORTH EXTERIOR WALL. HOWEVER...THE ROOF APPEARED TO BE POORLY
ATTACHED TO THE HOME. DEBRIS FROM THE HOME WAS BLOWN OVER 100
YARDS TO THE NORTHEAST. A POORLY CONSTRUCTED SINGLE WIDE MOBILE
HOME ON HALIBURTON ROAD WAS BLOWN 50 YARDS TO THE NORTH INTO
TREES AND COMPLETELY DESTROYED. ONE BARN WAS ALSO DESTROYED AND
OTHERS DAMAGED FURTHER EAST ON HALIBURTON ROAD. A FEW TREES WERE
BLOWN DOWN IN VANLEER AS THE TORNADO LIFTED. HUNDREDS OF OTHER
TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED IN ALL DIRECTIONS THROUGHOUT THE
TRACK. TOTAL PATH LENGTH 13.6 MILES AND PATH WIDTH OF 150 YARDS.

SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO THE DICKSON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
AGENCY WHO ASSISTED WITH THIS STORM SURVEY.



DESTROYED MOBILE HOME ON HALLIBURTON ROAD, DICKSON COUNTY.
[PHOTO CREDIT: SHAMBURGER, NWS]



ROOF LIFTED FROM HOUSE ON HILL ROAD, DICKSON COUNTY.
[PHOTO CREDIT: SHAMBURGER, NWS]


 
TRACK OF EF-1 TORNADO IN HUMPHREYS, HOUSTON AND DICKSON COUNTIES.
03/18/2013





TORNADO NEAR CHRISTIANA...IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY
(SEE MAP AT THE END FOR A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF 
TORNADO TRACK
)



NOUS44 KOHX 190254
PNSOHX
TNZ005>011-022>034-056>066-075-077>080-093>095-191500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
954 PM CDT MON MAR 18 2013

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 3/18/13 EF0 CHRISTIANA TORNADO IN
RUTHERFORD COUNTY - UPDATE #2...

UPDATED INFORMATION ON START AND END TIMES...LAT LONS...PATH
LENGTH...AND DAMAGE.

RATING:
EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/ : 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 03/18/2013
START TIME: 1211 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 2.7 MILES EAST OF CHRISTIANA
START LAT/LON: 35.7059/-86.3512

END DATE: 03/18/2013
END TIME: 1218 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 6.3 MILES ENE OF CHRISTIANA
END LAT/LON: 35.7264/-86.2891

A BRIEF WEAK EF0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN
RUTHERFORD COUNTY EAST OF CHRISTIANA SHORTLY AFTER NOON ON MONDAY
MARCH 18 2013. THE TORNADO BEGAN ON SLEDGE ROAD WEST OF PLAINVIEW
ROAD...CROSSED INTERSTATE 24 SOUTH OF EXIT 89 AT EPPS MILL ROAD...AND
ENDED ALONG JACOBS ROAD EAST OF EXIT 89. MINOR DAMAGE OCCURRED TO
SHEDS AND OUTBUILDINGS AND ABOUT 100 TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN.

SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO THE RUTHERFORD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
AGENCY WHO ASSISTED WITH THIS STORM SURVEY.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.
EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.


TRACK OF EF-0 TORNADO IN SOUTHEASTERN RUTHERFORD COUNTY.
03/18/2013




Below is a photo of a shelf cloud, taken as strong-to-severe thunderstorms moved across the
Nashville area on the morning of March 18, 2013. The photo was taken along the Shelby Street
pedestrian bridge, looking northwest:


A shelf cloud overhangs LP Field in Nashville. 845 am CDT, 03/18/2013.
[PHOTO CREDIT: Chayot Thongklin, Chief Meteorologist for Rural TV]

Shelf clouds form as warm, moist air rises along the front edge of a
gust front and are associated with strong to severe thunderstorms.


 




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