Robertson County Tornado Sunday, January 24, 2010

Robertson County Tornado:

Location / Time of event: Robertson County, 01/24/10 3:40PM - 3:55PM
Beginning Point: Just North of Springfield-Robertson County Airport - Hwy 76
Ending Point: 1 Mile WNW of the intersection of Hwy 431 and Hwy 25.
Rating: EF0 - Maximum estimated wind speed around 85 MPH
Path Length: 3.6 Miles
Maximum Width: 50 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0
KML Data File: Robertson Co - Springfield Tornado 01/24/10

 


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
1000 AM CST MON JAN 25 2010

...NWS CONFIRMS EF-0 TORNADO DAMAGE IN ROBERTSON COUNTY FROM SUNDAY...

A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN SUNDAY JANUARY 24 ON THE SOUTH CENTRAL
GROWERS GREENHOUSE NEAR THE SPRINGFIELD-ROBERTSON COUNTY AIRPORT AND
HIGHWAY 41 IN ROBERTSON COUNTY. THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED ON A 3.6
MILE PATH NORTHEAST. THE LAST EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE WAS AT A RESIDENCE
ALONG BARREN PLAINS ROAD...HIGHWAY 25.

A GREENHOUSE ROOF WAS DAMAGED NEAR THE BEGINNING OF THE DAMAGE PATH.
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS NEAR HIGHWAY 25 WHERE THE ROOF OF A
BARN WAS RIPPED OFF AND A SMALL SHED WAS DESTROYED. A FEW TREES WERE
SNAPPED AT THE RESIDENCE. VERY LITTLE DAMAGE WAS NOTED WITH THE
MOBILE HOME.

THIS WAS THE FIRST RECORDED JANUARY TORNADO IN ROBERTSON COUNTY IN
MORE THAN TEN YEARS.

$$

SUMMARY...

STRENGTH...EF-0
WIND SPEED ESTIMATE...85 MPH
PATH LENGTH...3.6 MILES
TOUCHDOWN LAT/LON...36.5492 -86.9137
WIDTH...50 YARDS
TOUCHDOWN TIME...340 PM CST (BASED ON RADAR)
TOUCHDOWN END TIME...355 PM CST (BASED ON RADAR)


MICHAEL E. DAVIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE
 

Radar from event - Unzoomed and Zoomed In:
OHX Radar Unzoomed

 

Mini Supercell
The tornado that occurred Sunday afternoon in Robertson county was a member of the supercell spectrum of severe thunderstorms but of a smaller variety termed Mini Supercell.  This particular Mini Supercell as can be seen in the image above and to the right  is both smaller in horizontal and vertical extent than the typical supercells that we experience in the spring. Due to their small size both horizontal and vertical, detection of the  Mini Supercell  can be more difficult than the larger and more classic supercells.
 
Bobby Boyd
Meteorologist
National Weather Service
Nashville, TN
 


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