February 24, 2011 Tornadoes
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EF2 Parsons Tornado
Counties: Carroll/Decatur/Perry
Time: 8:43 PM CST
EF Scale: EF-2 / EF-2 / EF-1
Wind Speed Estimate: 105 MPH
Damage Path Length: 16.8 Miles
Damage Path Width: 400 Yards
Start Point: 35.664287 -88.237006
End Point: 35.743031 -87.955254
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0

NWS Memphis found an EF-2 tornado touched down in Carroll County about 2 miles northwest of Parsons Tennessee and scattered damage was found through forest and pasture land with large trees uprooted and snapped. The tornado then continued northeast into Decatur County. Major damage was sustained to a mobile home in the Five Forks area. A large grain bin was tossed 50 yards and destroyed and there was minor damage to homes and trees in the Bible Hill area. Several tombstones were also overturned and damaged in Bible Hill. The most significant damage occurred on Blue Bird Circle at the Lick Creek Inlet. Eight homes sustained enough damage to render them uninhabitable along with damage to private boat docks and pontoon boats. A roof to a floating boat dock was lifted off of its foundation and tossed approximately one half mile across the inlet and destroyed. Damage to homes and businesses in Carroll and Decatur counties was estimated at 1.285 million dollars. The tornado then crossed the Tennessee River into Perry County and produced EF-1 damage. NWS Nashville personnel found hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted. Several mobile homes and one old home had roofs blown off.


EF2 Antioch Tornado
Counties: Davidson/Wilson
Time: 10:02 PM CST
EF Scale: EF-2
Wind Speed Estimate: 120 MPH
Damage Path Length: 7.5 Miles
Damage Path Width: 100 Yards
Start Point: 36.087089 -86.6163
End Point: 36.120583 -86.48837
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
345 PM CST FRI FEB 25 2011

...TWO EF2 TORNADOES CONFIRMED FROM 02/24/2011...

...FIRST TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR ANTIOCH IN DAVIDSON COUNTY TENNESSEE...

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
AN ASSESSMENT TEAM CONSISTING OF NWS AND METRO NASHVILLE OFFICE OF
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL TOURED DAMAGE IN THE SMITH SPRINGS
AREA OF SOUTHEAST DAVIDSON COUNTY. DAMAGE BEGAN NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF BUTLER AND SMITH SPRINGS ROAD WHERE 2 CHURCHES
SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE.

DAMAGE CONTINUED TO THE NORTHEAST ACROSS THE PRIEST LAKE FOREST
COMMUNITY WHERE APPROXIMATELY 10 HOMES SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT ROOF
DAMAGE. A COUPLE HOMES HAD COMPLETE ROOF LOSS INCLUDING A 2 STORY
HOME WHICH LOST MOST OF ITS SECOND FLOOR. DAMAGE WAS RATED EF2 IN
THIS AREA WITH WINDS AROUND 120 MPH.

DAMAGE CONTINUED NORTHEAST ACROSS PERCY PRIEST LAKE AND EVENTUALLY
INTO WILSON COUNTY. THE LAST EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE WAS NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF GLADIEVILLE CIRCLE AND STEWARTS FERRY PIKE.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/NASHVILLE.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

$$
TOM JOHNSTONE/MICHAEL DAVIS
NWS NASHVILLE

Antioch - Davidson County Tornado


EF2 Lebanon Tornado
Counties: Wilson
Time: 10:14 PM CST
EF Scale: EF-2
Wind Speed Estimate: 120 MPH
Damage Path Length: 8 Miles
Damage Path Width: 150 Yards
Start Point: 36.118821 -86.417906
End Point: 36.183829 -86.299975
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 2

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
345 PM CST FRI FEB 25 2011
...SECOND TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR LEBANON IN WILSON COUNTY...
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.
...SUMMARY...
A SECOND TORNADO SPUN UP JUST SOUTH OF CENTRAL PIKE ALONG
GLADIEVILLE ROAD. DAMAGE CONTINUED NORTHEAST FOR 8 MILES WITH THE
LAST EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE NEAR INTERSTATE 40 AND CUMBERLAND STREET
SOUTH OF LEBANON. THE WILSON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
ASSISTED THE NWS WITH THIS SURVEY.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE...EF2...OCCURRED BETWEEN FRANKLIN ROAD
AND HIGHWAY 840. SEVERAL WAREHOUSE BUILDINGS SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT
ROOF AND WALL DAMAGE...AND A CONSTRUCTION TRAILER WAS COMPLETELY
DESTROYED WITH DEBRIS SPREAD OUT OVER HUNDREDS OF YARDS. A 500KV
TVA HIGH TENSION METAL TRUSS TOWER WAS COMPLETELY BENT OVER.
HUNDREDS OF HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/NASHVILLE.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

$$
TOM JOHNSTONE/MICHAEL DAVIS
NWS NASHVILLE

Lebanon - Wilson County Tornado 02-24-2011


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