April 4, 2011 Derecho & Tornadoes
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EF1 Waverly Tornado
Counties: Humphreys
Time: 1:19 PM - 1:22 PM CST
EF Scale: EF-1
Wind Speed Estimate: 100 MPH
Damage Path Length: 2.9 Miles
Damage Path Width: 75 Yards
Start Point: 36.0841 N / 87.8069 W
End Point: 36.0850 N / 87.7550 W
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WAVERLY TENNESSEE / HUMPHREYS 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 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAM HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR WAVERLY TENNESSEE IN HUMPHREYS COUNTY ON
APRIL 4, 2011.

INITIAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED JUST WEST OF WAVERLY NEAR THE INTERSECTION
OF BOWEN HILLS DRIVE AND HWY 70. THE DAMAGE CONTINUED DIRECTLY
THROUGH DOWNTOWN WAVERLY FOR APPROXIMATELY 2.9 MILES. THE LAST
EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE WAS NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF FAIRFIELD DRIVE AND
HWY 70. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS VERY NARROW...WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF
ONLY 75 YARDS.

IN ADDITION TO DOZENS OF SNAPPED AND UPROOTED TREES...SEVERAL
BUSINESSES IN WAVERLY SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE. SIGNS AND
OVERHANGS WERE ALSO TORN OFF BY THE WINDS...AND THERE WERE SEVERAL
HOMES AND VEHICLES CRUSHED BY FALLING TREES.

AN ADDITIONAL SURVEY NEAR MCEWEN IN EASTERN HUMPHREYS COUNTY
REVEALED STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE. A CARPORT WAS
DESTROYED...SEVERAL HOMES SUFFERED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE...AND DOZENS OF
TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS WERE ESTIMATED
TO BE 80 TO 90 MPH.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE HUMPHREYS
COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE
SURVEYS.

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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HERRON/BOUCHER

EF1 Tennessee City Tornado
Counties: Dickson
Time: 1:33 PM - 1:41 PM CST
EF Scale: EF-1
Wind Speed Estimate: 110 MPH
Damage Path Length: 7.3 Miles
Damage Path Width: 150 Yards
Start Point: 36.0952 N / 87.5390 W
End Point: 36.0845 N / 87.4099 W
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
558 PM CDT TUE APR 5 2011

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN DICKSON COUNTY TENNESSEE...
...STRAIGHT LINE WINDS CAUSED DAMAGE AROUND MONTGOMERY BELL PARK AND
WHITE BLUFF...

* 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 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAM HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR TENNESSEE CITY IN DICKSON COUNTY ON
APRIL 4, 2011.

INITIAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG HWY 70 APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE WEST OF
TENNESSEE CITY IN WESTERN DICKSON COUNTY. DAMAGE WAS NEARLY
CONTINUOUS ALONG A 7.3 MILE TRACK INTO THE WEST SIDE OF THE CITY OF
DISCKSON. THE LAST EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE WAS JUST WEST OF DICKSON
LAKE. THE MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH OF THE TORNADO WAS NEARLY 150 YARDS.

HUNDREDS OF HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED ALONG THE
DAMAGE PATH. SEVERAL STRUCTURES EXPERIENCED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE
INCLUDING A FIRE HALL IN TENNESSEE CITY. SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS AND
BARNS WERE ALSO HEAVILY DAMAGED.

AN ADDITIONAL SURVEY NEAR MONTGOMERY BELL PARK TO WHITE BLUFF
REVEALED STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE. SEVERAL HOMES SUFFERED MINOR
ROOF DAMAGE...DOZENS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED...AND A
COUPLE OUTBUILDINGS WERE TOPPLED. MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS WERE
ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 90 MPH.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE DICKSON
COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE
SURVEYS.

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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HERRON/BOUCHER

EF1 Cane Ridge Park/Smyrna Tornado
Counties: Davidson/Rutherford
Time: 2:20 PM - 2:24 PM CST
EF Scale: EF-1
Wind Speed Estimate: 104 MPH
Damage Path Length: 4.19 Miles
Damage Path Width: 100 Yards
Start Point: 35.98 N / 86.65 W
End Point: 35.98 N / 86.57 W
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
321 PM CDT TUE APR 5 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN EXTREME SOUTHERN DAVIDSON COUNTY AND
NORTHWEST 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
IN EXTREME SOUTHERN DAVIDSON COUNTY AND NORTHWEST RUTHERFORD
COUNTY IN TENNESSEE ON APRIL 4, 2011.

THE EF1 TORNADO BEGAN ALONG THE DAVIDSON AND WILLIAMSON COUNTY
LINE...ALONG KIDD ROAD. THE DAMAGE PATH EXTENDED EAST ACROSS
BATTLE ROAD...WALDRON ROAD...ALONG BLAIR ROAD...AND ENDING NEAR
INTERSTATE 24 AND SAM RIDLEY PARKWAY. THE DAMAGE PATH RANGED FROM
50 TO 100 YARDS WIDE. DAMAGE WAS VERY CONSISTENT ALONG THE
PATH...WHICH WAS JUST OVER 4 MILES LONG.

THE DEBRIS PATTERN SHOWED CLEAR CONVERGENT PATTERNS...AND
EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS SUPPORT THE DETERMINATION THAT A TORNADO
CAUSED THE DAMAGE. NUMEROUS POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED. HUNDREDS OF
TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. SOME HAD LARGE ROOT SYSTEMS. SOME
SMALL STORAGE BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED. NUMEROUS HOMES HAD ROOF
AND SIDING DAMAGE. SEVERAL FENCES WERE BLOWN DOWN. DEBRIS WAS
SCATTERED HUNDREDS OF YARDS. A TRACTOR TRAILER WAS BLOWN OVER ON
INTERSTATE 24. SEVERAL CARGO TRAILERS WERE OVERTURNED BY I 24.

THANKS TO DAVIDSON COUNTY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT FOR VERY HELPFUL ASSISTANCE WITH THIS SURVEY.

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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HERRON/BOUCHER

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