March 23, 2011 Tornadoes
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EF1 Watertown Tornado
Counties: Wilson/Smith/Dekalb
Time: 6:19 PM CST
EF Scale: EF-1
Wind Speed Estimate: 100 MPH
Damage Path Length: 6 Miles
Damage Path Width: 100 Yards
Start Point: 36.099 -86.093
End Point: 36.065 -86.001
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
405 PM CDT THU MAR 24 2011

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WILSON...SMITH AND DEKALB 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...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE...ALONG WITH WILSON COUNTY
EMA...SURVEYED DAMAGE BEGINNING NEAR WATERTOWN IN SOUTHEASTERN
WILSON COUNTY. IT WAS DETERMINED THE DAMAGE WAS CAUSED BY AN EF-1
TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS AROUND 100 MPH.

HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED ALONG A NEARLY CONTINUOUS
6 MILE PATH. SEVERAL HOMES SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE...AND A
COUPLE BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED.

THE TORNADO CLIPPED THE FAR SOUTHWESTERN TIP OF SMITH COUNTY AS IT
MOVED INTO DEKALB COUNTY. THE TORNADO MOVED ACROSS THE NORTH SIDE
OF THE TOWN OF ALEXANDRIA WHERE TREE AND ROOF DAMAGE WAS NOTED. THE
LAST EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE WAS ALONG LOWER HELTON ROAD 2 MILES EAST OF
ALEXANDRIA.

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

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.

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TOM JOHNSTONE
NWS NASHVILLE

EF2 Sparta Tornado
Counties: White
Time: 6:54 PM CST
EF Scale: EF-2
Wind Speed Estimate: 115 MPH
Damage Path Length: 9 Miles
Damage Path Width: 100 Yards
Start Point: 35.960 -85.639
End Point: 35.913 -85.490
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
415 PM CDT THU MAR 24 2011

...EF-2 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WHITE 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...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE...ALONG WITH WHITE COUNTY
EMA...SURVEYED DAMAGE IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL WHITE COUNTY. IT WAS
DETERMINED THE DAMAGE WAS CAUSED BY AN EF-2 TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM
WIND SPEEDS AROUND 115 MPH.

DAMAGE BEGAN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF INDIAN MOUND ROAD AND OLD
SMITHVILLE HIGHWAY. HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED
ALONG A NEARLY CONTINUOUS 9 MILE PATH. THREE HOMES HAD COMPLETE
ROOF LOSS...AND A MOBILE HOME WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED WITH DEBRIS
SCATTERED OVER A LARGE AREA. AROUND A DOZEN BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS
WERE DESTROYED.

THE LAST EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE WAS JUST SOUTHWEST OF DOWNTOWN SPARTA ON
IRIS DRIVE.

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

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
NWS NASHVILLE

EF0 Christiana Tornado
Counties: Rutherford
Time: 7:03 PM CST
EF Scale: EF-0
Wind Speed Estimate: 80 MPH
Damage Path Length: 1 Miles
Damage Path Width: 50 Yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
159 PM CDT THU MAR 24 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED 2 MILES WEST OF CHRISTIANA IN RUTHERFORD
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...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE TN HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO
NEAR 2 MILES WEST OF CHRISTIANA IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY TENNESSEE ON
MARCH 23, 2011.

DAMAGE OCCURRED ON WALNUT GROVE ROAD NEAR HWY 231...SOME TREES
WERE UPROOTED AND A SMALL PORTION OF SHINGLES WERE REMOVED FROM A
FEW HOMES. A COUPLE OF OUTBUILDING WERE ALSO DAMAGED.

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

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.

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