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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Nashville, TN
308 PM CDT Fri Apr 7 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for April 5, 2017 Tornado Event - Update #2...

.Tornado #2/Bedford County EF-1 Anticyclonic Landspout Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      95 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    5.4 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     150 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               April 5, 2017
Start time:               347 PM
Start location:           5 Miles South Southwest of Shelbyville
Start Lat/Lon:            35.4120, -86.5069

End date:                 April 5, 2017
End time:                 353 PM
End location:             1.5 Miles Southeast of Shelbyville
End_lat/lon:              35.4715, -86.4380

Survey Summary:
A rare and unique anticyclonic landspout tornado touched down in southern
Bedford County off a left splitting supercell and an anticyclonic rear flank
downdraft coupled with strong southwesterly surface flow. The damage path
started off of Charlie Russell Road consisting of uprooted and snapped trees
as well as a barn sustaining significant damage from rear flank downdraft
winds.  The path continued northeast uprooting and snapping dozens of
hardwood and softwood trees. Off of Highway 412, several homes sustained
roof damage as well as loss of underpinning off of a couple of mobile homes.
Additional barn damage was observed on Womack Road along with several more
trees uprooted and snapped. Significant tree damage occurred off of Narrows
Lane including a 4ft wide oak tree snapped at the base.  The tornado then
weakened and continued northeast lifting near Tennessee Highway 130.

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

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

NWS Nashville greatly appreciates the opinions and expertise from
NWS Norman and NWS Huntsville in determining the characteristics
of this very unique event.


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