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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
713 AM CST Tue Nov 21 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for November 18, 2017 Tornado Event - Update
#2...

...Tornado Count Now Three for November 18, 2017 Event...

.Overview...
NWS Nashville damage survey teams have determined at least 3
tornadoes along with several areas of severe straight line winds
occurred with the line of severe thunderstorms that raced across
Middle Tennessee on Saturday, November 18th. Damage assessments
are not yet complete and all information below is preliminary and
subject to change.


.Joelton EF-1 Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      105 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    2.25 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     200 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               November 18, 2017
Start time:               429 PM
Start location:           1.3 Miles West of Joelton
Start Lat/Lon:            36.318/-86.889

End date:                 November 18, 2017
End time:                 432 PM
End location:             1 Mile Northeast of Joelton
End_lat/lon:              36.328/-86.852

Survey Summary:

An EF-1 tornado started just south of Interstate 24 producing
weak EF-0 damage just west of Joelton to trees and outbuildings
on Clarksville Pike. The tornado crossed Interstate 24 and
intensified as it struck several neighborhoods off Union Hill
Road. Significant roof damage occurred to two homes with dozens
of mature trees snapped and uprooted. Power poles were snapped as
well. The tornado rapidly dissipated close to Wilkinson Road.

The last known tornado to hit Davidson County in the month of
November also struck Joelton over 106 years ago on November 12,
1911.


.Gladeville EF-1 Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      100 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    10.1 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     100 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               November 18, 2017
Start time:               452 PM
Start location:           3 Miles North of La Vergne
Start Lat/Lon:            36.068/-86.574

End date:                 November 18, 2017
End time:                 506 PM
End location:             0.5 Miles East of Gladeville
End_lat/lon:              36.116/-86.403

Survey Summary:

An EF-1 tornado began in far southeastern Davidson County causing
mostly minor tree and roof damage on Hampton Drive before
crossing Percy Priest Lake. More damage was observed in the far
northwest portion of Rutherford County before the tornado
intensified to EF-1 and moved into southern Wilson County. The
most significant damage was surveyed in Gladeville where dozens of
trees were snapped or uprooted and several outbuildings were
destroyed. A few homes sustained roof damage especially in the
Stonefield Neighborhood and a church had the steeple and a wall
knocked off. The tornado lifted just east of Odum Lane.

The last known tornado to hit Wilson County in the month of
November occurred 92 years ago on November 7, 1925, while the
last known tornado to hit Rutherford County in the month of
November was 91 years ago on November 26, 1926.


.Hartsville EF-0 Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:      85 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    6.9 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     125 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               November 18, 2017
Start time:               504 PM
Start location:           5.5 Miles West-Northwest of Hartsville
Start Lat/Lon:            36.410/-86.257

End date:                 November 18, 2017
End time:                 511 PM
End location:             2.3 Miles Northeast of Hartsville
End_lat/lon:              36.415/-86.134

Survey Summary:
The EF-0 tornado touched down just east of Highway 231 in Trousdale County
causing weak tree damage before intensifying on Walnut Grove Road and Sulphur
College Road where dozens of trees were snapped and uprooted.  A few homes
sustained some minor roof damage with a few outbuildings and barns severely
damaged.  Additional trees were downed on Highway 141 and Halltown Road
before the tornado lifted.

This is the first known tornado on record in the month of November
in Trousdale 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.

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Hurley/Hawblitzel/Larosa


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