March 18, 2013 Tornadoes & Severe Weather


A shelf cloud overhangs LP Field in Nashville as strong-to-severe thunderstorms moved across the area on the morning of March 18, 2013. Shelf clouds form as warm, moist air rises along the front edge of a gust front and are associated with strong to severe thunderstorms. This photo was taken along the Shelby Street pedestrian bridge, looking northwest at 845 am CDT on March 18, 2013. [PHOTO CREDIT: Chayot Thongklin, Chief Meteorologist for Rural TV]


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Tornado Statistics
# Counties Rating Time (CDT)
Length (miles) Width (yards) Fatalities Injuries
1 Humphreys/Houston/Dickson EF1 0737 13.6 150 0 0
2 Maury EF0 1122 3.7 50 0 0
3 Bedford EF0 1147 3.9 50 0 0
4 Rutherford EF0 1211 3.8 100 0 0

Reports & Outlooks
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Public Information Statements

EF1 Vanleer Tornado
Counties: Humphreys/Houston/Dickson
Time: 7:37 AM CDT
EF Scale: EF1
Wind Speed Estimate: 105 MPH
Damage Path Length: 13.6 Miles
Damage Path Width: 150 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0
Damage:

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.

Special thanks goes to the Dickson County Emergency Management Agency who assisted with this storm survey.
Photos:

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EF0 Culleoka Tornado
Counties: Maury
Time: 11:22 AM CDT
EF Scale: EF0
Wind Speed Estimate: 75 MPH
Damage Path Length: 3.9 Miles
Damage Path Width: 50 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0
Damage:

An EF0 tornado touched down in eastern Maury County on McKnight Road east of Culleoka where several trees were blown down and one mobile home had minor siding damage. A few more trees were blown down on Old Brush Creek Road. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted in all directions along side roads north of Old Brush Creek Road. A few more trees were blown down on Joe Reeves Road and an old barn lost part of its roof.

EF0 Unionville Tornado
Counties: Bedford
Time: 11:47 AM CDT
EF Scale: EF0
Wind Speed Estimate: 75 MPH
Damage Path Length: 3.9 Miles
Damage Path Width: 50 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0
Damage:

An EF0 tornado touched down in northwestern Bedford County about 4.6 miles southwest of Unionville where a few trees were blown down and a barn damaged on Moon Bend Road. More trees were blown down and an outbuilding blown over on Highway 270. A barn lost its Roof and several more trees were snapped and uprooted in all directions on Clem Creek Road and Old Pencil Mill Road.

EF0 Christiana Tornado
Counties: Rutherford
Time: 12:11 PM CDT
EF Scale: EF0
Wind Speed Estimate: 85 MPH
Damage Path Length: 3.8 Miles
Damage Path Width: 100 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0
Damage:

A brief weak EF0 tornado touched down in extreme southeastern Rutherford County east of Christiana. The tornado began on Sledge Road west of Plainview Road, crossed Interstate 24 south of Exit 89/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.
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