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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 2:00 AM CDT on May 26, 2017

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 26, 2017


... Active year for tornadoes across middle Tennessee...

So far in 2017, a total of 14 tornadoes have been determined to
have touched down across middle Tennessee (including both the NWS
Nashville and NWS Huntsville County warning areas). This is the
most active start for tornadoes in middle Tennessee since 2013.

Date rating County
February 7, 2017 EF0 Houston
March 1, 2017 EF1 Williamson
March 1, 2017 EF0 Davidson/Rutherford
March 1, 2017 EF0 wilson*
March 1, 2017 EF1 Wilson/smith**
March 1, 2017 EF1 Smith
March 1, 2017 EF1 Putnam
March 1, 2017 EF1 Putnam
March 9, 2017 EF0 Marshall
March 9, 2017 EF1 Moore/Franklin
March 27, 2017 EF1 Perry/Lewis
April 5, 2017 EF1 Bedford
April 5, 2017 EF1 Warren
may 24, 2017 EF0 Smith

* newly determined based on high resolution satellite data
** path extended based on high resolution satellite data

Since 1995, an average of 17 tornadoes touch down every year
across middle Tennessee. The least number of tornadoes in a year
(since 1995) was in 2016, when only 4 were recorded across middle
Tennessee. The most number of tornadoes in a year (since 1995)
was 38 in 2011.


Shamburger


200 am CDT Fri may 26 2017

... Active year for tornadoes across middle Tennessee...

So far in 2017, a total of 14 tornadoes have been determined to
have touched down across middle Tennessee (including both the NWS
Nashville and NWS Huntsville County warning areas). This is the
most active start for tornadoes in middle Tennessee since 2013.

Date rating County
February 7, 2017 EF0 Houston
March 1, 2017 EF1 Williamson
March 1, 2017 EF0 Davidson/Rutherford
March 1, 2017 EF0 wilson*
March 1, 2017 EF1 Wilson/smith**
March 1, 2017 EF1 Smith
March 1, 2017 EF1 Putnam
March 1, 2017 EF1 Putnam
March 9, 2017 EF0 Marshall
March 9, 2017 EF1 Moore/Franklin
March 27, 2017 EF1 Perry/Lewis
April 5, 2017 EF1 Bedford
April 5, 2017 EF1 Warren
may 24, 2017 EF0 Smith

* newly determined based on high resolution satellite data
** path extended based on high resolution satellite data

Since 1995, an average of 17 tornadoes touch down every year
across middle Tennessee. The least number of tornadoes in a year
(since 1995) was in 2016, when only 4 were recorded across middle
Tennessee. The most number of tornadoes in a year (since 1995)
was 38 in 2011.


Shamburger

134 am CDT Fri may 26 2017

... NWS damage survey for may 24, 2017 tornado event - update
#1...

.Smith County tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 75-80 mph
path length /statute/: 2.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 24, 2017
start time: 1136 am
start location: 11 miles NE of Lebanon
start lat/lon: 36.2815/-86.1187

End date: may 24, 2017
end time: 1139 am
end location: 13 miles NE of Lebanon
end_lat/lon: 36.3083/-86.1003

Survey summary:
a weak EF-0 tornado touched down in far western Smith County just
east of the Wilson/Smith County line on Mitchell Lane. Damage was
mostly confined to dozens of trees snapped or uprooted along the 2
mile path. Two barns were also uplifted and destroyed off of
Hiwassee Road in western Smith County.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.


Hurley/MacDonald/schaper

134 am CDT Fri may 26 2017

... NWS damage survey for may 24, 2017 tornado event - update
#1...

.Smith County tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 75-80 mph
path length /statute/: 2.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 24, 2017
start time: 1136 am
start location: 11 miles NE of Lebanon
start lat/lon: 36.2815/-86.1187

End date: may 24, 2017
end time: 1139 am
end location: 13 miles NE of Lebanon
end_lat/lon: 36.3083/-86.1003

Survey summary:
a weak EF-0 tornado touched down in far western Smith County just
east of the Wilson/Smith County line on Mitchell Lane. Damage was
mostly confined to dozens of trees snapped or uprooted along the 2
mile path. Two barns were also uplifted and destroyed off of
Hiwassee Road in western Smith County.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.


Hurley/MacDonald/schaper


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