January 30 2013 Tornado Outbreak

Humphreys County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
1 EF1 100 MPH 0211-0213 35.9676/-87.8028 35.9764/-87.7627 2.4 mi 150 yds 0 0

An EF1 tornado began around 1.4 miles west-southwest of Hurricane Mills and moved eastward before lifting 1 mile east-northeast of town.  Approximately 500 trees were snapped or uprooted along the 2.4 mile path of the tornado through Hurricane Mills . A barn was destroyed and several homes and building suffered significant roof damage, including the Loretta Lynn Ranch and Campground area. 

Hurricane Mills EF1 Tornado  


Hickman County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
2 EF2 130 MPH 0226-0228 35.7771/-87.6505 35.7778/-87.5973 3 mi 300 yds 0 0

Initial damage consisting of snapped trees was evident on Wolf Creek Road approximately 1 mile west of the Coble community in northwest Hickman County.  Damage became much more significant in the Coble community beginning at the intersection of Briar Pond Road and Highway 438.  Several brick homes suffered considerable damage in Coble including one with almost total roof loss and the collapse of a wall.  A mobile home was completely destroyed with debris scattered and the metal frame wrapped partially around a tree.  A cinder block garage and at least 3 barns were demolished and an RV was flipped on its side.  The tornado was quite wide near Coble at around 300 yds, and hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted.  There were no injuries.

Hickman County EF2 Tornado


Wayne/Lewis County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
3 EF1 90 MPH 0232-0245 35.4324/-87.7834 35.5128/-87.5318 15.2 mi 100 yds 0 0

An EF1 tornado began near Green River Road just southeast of Highway 13 and moved eastward across a farm at the end of Harris Road.  Hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted, 2 barns were heavily damaged, and another barn was completely destroyed along the tornado track.  The damage continued northeast into Lewis Co. where 5 power poles were snapped on Sieber Ridge Rd., nine mobile homes were heavily damaged, and hundreds of trees were snapped.  The last evidence of tornadic damage was near the intersection of Colonial and Swiss Colony Roads.

EF1 Hohenwald Tornado


Dickson/Cheatham County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
4 EF0 80 MPH 0247-0252 36.0804/-87.2217 36.0111/-87.1036 6 mi 100 yds 0 0

An EF0 tornado began along white bluff road in southeast Dickson County before lifting near Pinnacle Hill Road just northeast of Kingston Springs.  Hundreds of trees were uprooted and snapped and several homes suffered minor roof damage along the intermittent 6 mile path.

Dickson/Cheatham County EF1 Tornado


Cheatham County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
5 EF0 80 MPH 0252-0253 36.2761/-87.0583 36.2785/-87.0553 0.25 mi 50 yds 0 1

An EF0 tornado briefly touched down in Ashland City along Gloria Circle and Stratton Blvd.  Some minor roof damage occurred and several trees were uprooted and snapped along the one quarter mile track before it lifted.  One girl was injured when a window of her house blew in on her.

Cheatham County EF1 Tornado


Robertson County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
6 EF2 120 MPH 0259-0305  36.4391/-86.9095  36.4684/--86.8272 5.0 mi 200 yds 0 0

An EF2 tornado touched down south of Mount Zion Road east of Coopertown and moved northeastward before lifting about 4.3 miles southeast of Springfield. A few homes had minor roof damage south of Mount Zion Road and several trees were blown down. A gas station roof was partially blown off and gas pump awning damaged on Mount Zion Road at Tom Austin Highway. On the east side of the highway, an outbuilding was destroyed with debris blown 100 yards to the north into a water tower. One home and a business received roof damage on Old Highway 431, and an adjacent warehouse had an exterior door blown in and half of the roof blown off. Sheet metal from the warehouse was scattered up to 200 yards across adjacent fields. Further to the east, several trees were snapped or uprooted on New Cut Road. Major damage occurred on Stacy Springs road where a TVA high transmission tower was toppled, several homes and outbuildings suffered moderate roof damage, and dozens of trees were snapped and uprooted. Several businesses and barns also had roof damage on Highway 11. More barns and homes were damaged and numerous trees blown down on Old Greenbrier Pike and Worsham Springs Road. Winds were estimated around 120 mph.

Joelton Tornado Path Douglas BP Station Douglas BP Station Stacy Springs Road Stacy Springs Road Stacy Springs Road


Davidson County Tornado - Joelton
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
7 EF0 75 MPH 0300-0306 36.3273/-86.9150 36.3432/-86.8172 5.6 mi 50 yds 0 0

The path began along Harper Road between I-24 and Highway 41 where 3 large oak trees were uprooted and fell in a convergent pattern.  The damage path continued east northeast with mostly tree damage.  Along Bidwell Road, damage to a roof and barn was observed along with 10 to 15 downed trees.  The path of damage crossed Wilkinson Road, Ridgewood Road, and Ivy Point Road where numerous trees were snapped and uprooted before the tornado lifted.

Joelton Tornado Path


West Williamson County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
8 EF0 75 MPH 0301-0302 35.8841/-87.1233 35.8866/-87.1071 1 mi 75 yds 0 0

Initial damage was noted near the intersection of Pinewood Road and Walker Hill Road in southwestern Williamson County where approximately 30 trees were snapped or uprooted and one outbuilding lost part of its roof.  The path continued across Highway 840 into an inaccessible portion of Williamson County north of Highway 46.

Pinewood Road EF0 Tornado


Robertson County Tornado - Gum Station Road area
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
9 EF1 105 MPH 0305-0311  36.4801/-86.8109  36.4950/-86.7093 5.8 mi 150 yds 0 0

An NWS Storm Survey determined a very complex area of wind damage consisting of two EF1 tornadoes and a large intense macroburst struck eastern Robertson County. The first of these EF1 tornadoes touched down 4.6 miles southeast of Springfield west of Pinson School Road and traveled northeast across Possum Trot Road uprooting and snapping several trees. More significant damage to homes and businesses occurred at the intersection of Highway 76 and Gum Station Road and along Lorilei Lane, where a few homes had moderate roof damage and many more homes and barns had minor roof damage. More homes and barns received minor damage south of Gum Station Road, with one home at 6537 Gum Station Road having moderate roof damage to its southern side and a tree falling on the western side. Another home at the southwest corner of the Bethlehem Road and Gum Station Road intersection was severely damaged, with others on the north side of the intersection suffering minor damage. More homes had minor roof damage further to the east along Bethlehem Road and at the Cross Plains Road and Boyles Road intersection before the tornado lifted. Hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted all along the path. Winds were estimated up to 105 mph.

Gum Station Road EF1 Tornado 

Davidson/Sumner County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
10 EF0 85 MPH 0310-0323 36.3558/-86.7675 36.4139/-86.5711 11.7 mi 75 yds 0 0

An EF0 tornado touched down west of Freeman Hollow Road at Freeman Hollow Court where numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Additional trees were blown down with a few homes receiving minor roof damage to the east along Baker Road, Old Springfield Pike, and Highway 11. Moving through Millersville, numerous homes suffered minor roof and exterior damage along a narrow path across Williamson Road, Jesse Brown Drive, Cimmaron Drive, and other adjacent streets. Crossing I-65, a few more homes received minor roof damage on Lewis Drive. The tornado continued eastward with additional minor damage to homes along Patton Branch Road and Hogans Branch Road. Near the intersection of Tyree Springs Road and Sandy Valley Road, the tornado destroyed two garage buildings.  Some more homes had minor roof damage along the path until the tornado lifted along Upper Station Camp Road.

Millersville EF0 Tornado


Robertson/Sumner County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
11 EF1 95 MPH 0312-0316  36.5130/-86.7175  36.5364/-86.6158 4.9 mi 100 yds 0 0

A second EF1 tornado touched down about 2.8 miles south-southwest of Cross Plains and moved northeast across eastern Robertson County and crossed Interstate 65 into western Sumner County. The tornado snapped or uprooted dozens of trees along Cross Plains Road north of Owens Chapel Road. A barn and mobile home were damaged along Jernigan Road, and several more trees were blown down on Calista Road. A home on Village Green Drive at Highway 25 was heavily damaged and a few others in the area suffered minor roof damage. More trees were snapped and uprooted as the tornado crossed Interstate 65 at mile marker 113 and Highway 31 one-half mile north of Highway 25 before the tornado moved into Sumner County. Winds were estimated around 95 mph.

Cross Plains EF1 Tornado Path Cross Plains EF1 Tornado Path Cross Plains EF1 Tornado Path Cross Plains EF1 Tornado Path


Davidson County Tornado - East Nashville
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
12 EF0 80 MPH 0312-0315 36.2115/-86.7689 36.2150/-86.7117 3.2 mi 75 yds 0 1

An EF0 tornado touched down just northeast of the I-65 and Trinity Lane interchange and moved eastward along a narrow intermittent path through East Nashville before ending around McGavock Pike in Inglewood just to the west of the Cumberland River.  Several mobile homes were heavily damaged by fallen trees along Dickerson Pike with one minor injury in the Ranchwood Mobile Home Park.  Numerous homes received minor roof and exterior damage along Donald Street, Gordon Terrace, Woodyhill Drive, and Jones Avenue and several large trees were blown down.  Some roof damage was noted to health department buildings on RS Gass drive south of Hart Lane.  Dozens of homes suffered minor roof and exterior damage from the Gillock Street and Gallatin Pike area eastward to near McGavock Pike with numerous trees and fences blown down.

Millersville EF0 Tornado


Williamson County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
13 EF0 75 MPH 0318-0319 35.926/-86.863 35.932/-86.828 2.1 mi 75 yds 0 0

An EF0 tornado touched down west of Fort Granger Drive just to the east of downtown Franklin.  Two businesses on Fort Granger drive and two others on Eddy Lane received roof and siding damage with sheet metal blown into adjacent forests and fields.  A pavilion was damaged by a falling tree at Liberty Elementary School.  Several homes and a church had minor roof damage along Liberty Pike, Cadet Lane, and Flintlock Drive.  Additional homes received minor roof and siding damage in the Liberty Hills Drive area including on Sedgewick Place before the tornado lifted.  

A large area of wind damage was noted to the west and south of where the tornado touched down, from around one mile west of downtown Franklin into and south of the downtown area.  Scattered trees and power lines along with a few light poles were blown down in this area.  Winds were estimated around 70 mph.   An additional large area of wind damage was noted from south of where the tornado lifted near Mallory Lane eastward to Wilson Pike.  Two schools and several homes received minor roof damage and scattered trees were blown down in this area.  Winds were estimated around 70 mph.

Franklin EF0 Tornado


Sumner County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
14 EF0 85 MPH 0323-0335 36.3336/-86.5463 36.3776/-86.3636 10.3 mi 125 yds 0 0

An EF0 tornado touched down near the intersection of Highway 31 and Shute Lane.  Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped with some trees falling on homes.  Several homes had minor roof damage.  The most significant damage occurred in the Fairview Plantation and Baypoint subdivisions.  Damage also occurred to the Gallatin Marina and surrounding docks. The tornado traveled 10.3 miles and continued to uproot and snap trees and cause minor roof damage along the path until it lifted near Bledsoe Creek State Park.

EF0 Gallatin Tornado


Wilson County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
15 EF2 115 MPH 0325-0330 36.2208/-86.5461 36.2480/-86.4722 4.6 mi 150 yds 0 0

National Weather Service Nashville personnel and Wilson County Emergency Management surveyed damage in Mount Juliet the morning of January 30, 2013 and confirmed an EF2 tornado touched down.  The tornado began on Glenwood Drive then moved east-northeast through the city before lifting near Cooks Church Road.  The heaviest damage occurred in a commercial district around Lebanon Road and Mount Juliet Road where one warehouse and an automotive business were heavily damaged, and the roof and several walls of a three-story building were blown off.  Several other businesses in the area received minor to moderate structural damage.  Significant damage to outbuildings, fences, and power poles occurred at the Mount Juilet Ballpark . Dozens of trees and power lines were blown down and many other homes received minor damage along the path.

Mount Juliet EF2 Tornado Mount Juliet Tornado 1 Mount Juliet Tornado 2 Mount Juliet Tornado 3
Mount Juliet Tornado 4 Mount Juliet Tornado 5 Mount Juliet Tornado 6 Mount Juliet Tornado 7


Sumner County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
16 EF0 85 MPH 0334-0337 36.3974/-86.3425 36.4144/-86.2808 3.8 mi 100 yds 0 0

An EF0 tornado touched down near the intersection of Highway 25 and Harsh Lane directly impacting the apple market with minor roof damage.  Several trees were snapped and uprooted with several homes having minor roof damage along the path until the tornado lifted 1/2 miles north of the intersection of Governor Hall Road and Homer Scott Road.

Castalian Springs EF0 Tornado


Sumner/Trousdale County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
17 EF0 85 MPH 0337-0343 36.4594/-86.3364 36.4666/-86.2316 5.9 mi 50 yds 0 0

An NWS Storm Survey confirmed an EF0 tornado touched down southwest of Bethpage along Alexander Lane then moved easterly before lifting in extreme northwest Trousdale County.  Several homes and outbuildings received minor roof damage and the tornado snapped or uprooted numerous trees in all directions along the path.  A small shed was destroyed on Wolf Hill Road before the tornado lifted east of Gravel Hill Road.

Bethpage EF0 Tornado


Wilson/Trousdale County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
18 EF1 100 MPH 0340-0350 36.282/-86.330 36.3371/-86.1665 10.2 mi 150 yds 0 0

Initial damage was noted along Mann Road in northern Wilson County where numerous trees were snapped and minor roof damage was noted.  Intermittent damage consisting of hundreds of snapped and uprooted trees and some property damage continued northeast for over 10 miles.  The last evidence of damage was along Highway 141/Hartsville Pike just north of Riadon Road.   The most significant damage, including significant roof damage along with destroyed outbuildings, was along Beasley`s Branch and Canoe Branch Roads in Wilson county, and along Highway 231 in far southern Trousdale County.  Additional damage surveying was done along Horn Springs and Berea Church Road in Wilson County.  Damage consisiting of downed trees and damaged outbuildings was caused by straight line winds. 

In Trousdale County along Highway 25, there was considerable damage to sheds and outbuildings, dozens of trees were snapped, and a home had porch columns blown out.  This damage was from a microburst with maximum winds of around 80 mph.

Old Hickory Lake EF1 Tornado


Rutherford County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
19 EF1 90 MPH 0341-0346 35.739/-86.703 35.759/-86.625 4.6 mi 150 yds 0 0

An EF1 tornado touched down west of Horton Highway around 3 miles west of Eagleville.  Two farm buildings were heavily damaged on Horton Highway and a couple of homes had minor roof damage on Allisona road.  The most significant damage occurred less than one mile north of Eagleville along North Main Street, Elm Street, and Oak Street where several homes received roof and siding damage.  At least four barns were damaged between Oak Street and Swamp Road before the tornado lifted east of swamp road.  Dozens of trees were snapped or uprooted along the path with some falling on homes.

Eagleville EF1 Tornado


Southwest Macon County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
20 EF0 75 MPH 0347-0348 36.4876/-86.1527 36.4978/-86.1406 1 mi 50 yds 0 0

A tornado began west of Clampit Hollow Road and moved northeast before lifting east of Marshall Lane.  Dozens of trees were snapped, a couple older barns were destroyed, and an outbuilding was damaged along an approximate 1 mile path over far southwestern Macon County.

EF0 Southwest Macon County Tornado


East Macon County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
21 EF0 85 MPH 0401-0403 36.5488/-85.9216 36.5557/-85.8954 1.52 mi 75 yds 0 0

An EF0 tornado touched down in northeast Macon County about 7 miles northeast of Lafayette.  The tornado touched down along Owens Road just north of Holland Road and continued northeast for 1.5 miles to just east of Jimtown Road and south of Heady Ridge Road.  An older home received significant damage and a barn suffered considerable roof loss.  A few hundred trees were snapped and uprooted along the path.

EF0 Red Boiling Springs Tornado


Cannon County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
22 EF0 80 MPH 0429-0438 35.8431/-86.0758 35.8667/-85.9607 7 mi 200 yds 0 0

An EF0 tornado touched down about 1 mile north of Woodbury along Doolittle Road and traveled eastward before ending east of Gunter Hollow Road on Short Mountain.  Damage included about a hundred snapped or uprooted trees and minor roof and structural damage along the path.  The most significant damage occurred at the summit of Short Mountain.

Short Mountain EF0 Tornado


Coffee County Tornado
# Rating Max Winds Time Start End Length Width Fatalities Injuries
23 EF0 80 MPH 0526-0530 35.4868/-86.0789 35.5036/-86.0003 4.6 mi 75 yds 0 0

Based on a survey completed by Coffee County Emergency Management, a tornado has been confirmed in and near Manchester from the early morning storms of January 30th. Initial damage consisting of snapped trees and a destroyed scoreboard was noted at the Coffee County Middle School.  Intermittent damage consisting of dozens of snapped trees and damaged roofs continued for approximately 5 miles to the northeast.  The last evidence of damage was on shining Star Lane just off Ragsdale Road.

EF0 Manchester Tornado



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