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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Nashville, TN
916 PM CST Wed Mar 1 2017

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


Two additional EF-1 Tornadoes Surveyed in Middle Tennessee with more surveys to follow
in the coming days.

.Tornado #2 - Williamson County Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      100 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    10.25 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     250 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               March 1, 2017
Start time:               700 AM
Start location:           2.5 North-Northwest of Franklin, TN
Start Lat/Lon:            35.9559, -86.8824

End date:                 March 1, 2017
End time:                 708 AM
End location:             5.5 Southeast of Brentwood
End_lat/lon:              35.9872, -86.7124

Survey Summary:

An EF-1 Tornado spun up just northwest of the city of Franklin and continued east-northeast
across Williamson County. Tornadic damage began on Hillsboro Road and crossed Franklin Road
hitting just north of the Cool Springs Galleria.  The tornado then weakened as it crossed
Interstate 65, but continued to cause damage on Concord Road almost to the Davidson County
line.  The most significant damage was to a home where the chimney collapsed along with
several hundred trees snapped or uprooted along the path. It is estimated that over 200
structures received minor damage with several dozen receiving moderate damage mostly in the
form of roof damage.

.Tornado #3 - Watertown Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      110 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    5.75 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     300 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               March 1, 2017
Start time:               738 AM
Start location:           3 Miles West Southwest of Watertown
Start Lat/Lon:            36.0898, -86.1991

End date:                 March 1, 2017
End time:                 745 AM
End location:             2.5 Miles Northeast of Watertown
End_lat/lon:              36.1117, -86.0974

Survey Summary:

A high end EF-1 tornado touched down just west of Watertown and continued moving east-northeast
across the northern fringes of the town.  There was significant damage to one home on Commerce Road,
however, the structure sustained the most significant damage to the garage which was not appropriately
attached to the foundation. In addition, two TVA high transmission power poles that consisted of wood
were snapped.  Several other homes sustained minor roof and tree damage with one greenhouse completely
destroyed.  Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted across the damage path. A large swath of 75-80 MPH
straight-line winds was observed south of the tornado track along Highway 70.  These are believed to
be the rear flank downdraft winds from this tornadic storm.

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 events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.


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