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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
841 PM CST Thu Mar 2 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for March 1, 2017 Tornado Event - Update #4...

...Five EF1 tornadoes confirmed so far across Middle Tennessee...

.Tornado #1 - 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 #2 - Davidson/Rutherford County...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      90 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    4.6 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     200 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               March 1, 2017
Start time:               711 AM
Start location:           5 Miles North Northwest of Nolensville
Start Lat/Lon:            36.0050, -86.6251

End date:                 March 1, 2017
End time:                 717 AM
End location:             4 Miles North of La Vergne
End_lat/lon:              36.0504, -86.5653

Survey Summary:

An EF-1 tornado touched down near Cane Ridge Park in extreme
southeast Davidson County around 711am CST. It cause sporadic
damage mainly to trees as it raced to the northeast. It then hit
the Four Corners Marina around 717am CST and caused extensive
damage to docks, boats and shelters.

.Tornado #3 - Wilson County...

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.

.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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Hurley/Trull/NashSevereWx/FranklinFD/WEMA/Vannozzi/Whitehead



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