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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Nashville, TN
628 PM CST Thu Mar 2 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for March 1, 2017 Tornado Event - Update #3...

...Two EF1 tornadoes confirmed in Putnam County...


.Tornado # 4 - Western Putnam County...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      90 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    8.75 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     150 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               March 1, 2017
Start time:               802 AM
Start location:           1.9 Miles East of Buffalo Valley
Start Lat/Lon:            36.1455, -85.7521

End date:                 March 1, 2017
End time:                 813 AM
End location:             2.25 Miles Northeast of Baxter
End_lat/lon:              36.1770, -85.6011

Survey Summary:

An EF-1 tornado touched down in southwest Putnam County near
Buffalo Valley and continued east toward Baxter. Damage included
dozens of large trees snapped and uprooted and small outbuildings
destroyed. A few houses experienced minor roof damage. The
tornado`s maximum intensity was EF-1 along portions of Indian
Creek Road.

.Tornado #5 - Eastern Putnam County...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      90 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    0.15 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     90 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               March 1, 2017
Start time:               834 AM
Start location:           1.6 Miles East of Monterey
Start Lat/Lon:            36.1497, -85.2375

End date:                 March 1, 2017
End time:                 835 AM
End location:             1.75 Miles East of Monterey
End_lat/lon:              36.1506, -85.2360

Survey Summary:

A brief EF-1 tornado touched down on Lake Hill Road just east of
Monterey in Putnam County. The tornado uprooted and snapped large
trees in a very localized area. It also caused minor structural
damage to a house and destroyed a few outbuildings.

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 events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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Vannozzi/Whitehead


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