Summary of the May 4-5, 2003 Middle Tennessee Tornadoes

...PRELIMINARY SUMMARY OF TORNADOES IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

AFTER INTERVIEWING EMA DIRECTORS WHO HAVE DONE STORM SURVEYS AND ASSESSMENTS...9 TORNADOES WERE OBSERVED IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.

SUNDAY MAY 4, 2003

1135 PM- F0- 8 MILES EAST OF DOVER (STEWART COUNTY).

MONDAY MAY 5, 2003

1253 AM- F2- CLARKSVILLE- (MONTGOMERY COUNTY)

1255 AM- F1- FROM STROUDVILLE TO 2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CROSS PLAINS. DAMAGE TO SPRINGFIELD INDUSTRIAL PARK. APPROXIMATE PATH LENGTH IS 24 MILES.

0130 AM- F0- 15 NORTHEAST CENTERVILLE (HICKMAN COUNTY)

0145 AM- F0- NEAR THOMPSON STATION (WILLIAMSON COUNTY)

0230 AM- F0- LAVERGNE INDUSTRIAL PARK (RUTHERFORD COUNTY). PATH LENGTH .70 MILES.

1048 AM- F0- 2 MILES EAST OF ETHRIDGE (LAWRENCE COUNTY). TORNADO DESTROYED A BARN.

1150 AM- F1- 4 MILES SOUTH OF PETERSBURG NEAR HIGHWAY 431 (LINCOLN COUNTY) ONE HOUSE DESTROYED AND ONE HOME DAMAGED.

255 PM- F0- NEAR KINGSTON SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHEATHAM COUNTY).

THE NWS APPRECIATES THE HELP OF EMA DIRECTORS, AMATEUR RADIO MEMBERS AND SKYWARN SPOTTERS FOR THEIR INPUT IN THIS REPORT.

JERRY ORCHANIAN


The following photographs from Springfield, Tennessee (Robertson County) were made by Daniel Draper of Adairville, Kentucky.

American Homes

Across from American Homes

Across from American Homes

Debris field

Owens Corning

Owens Corning

Owens Corning

Springfield power station

Tree damage


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