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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Nashville, TN
153 PM CST Sun Feb 25 2018

...NWS Damage Survey for February 24, 2018 Tornado Event - Update

A NWS Nashville storm survey team is currently conducting
assessments of damage across northwest Middle Tennessee from the
severe storms that struck the area on Saturday, February 24th.
Surveys are ongoing and all information is considered preliminary.

.East Clarksville EF-2 Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:      125 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    4.05 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     300 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 2

Start date:               February 24, 2018
Start time:               903 PM CST
Start location:           5.2 miles ENE of Clarksville
Start Lat/Lon:            36.5513/-87.2706

End date:                 February 24, 2018
End time:                 908 PM CST
End location:             9.2 miles ENE of Clarksville
End_lat/lon:              36.5726/-87.2035

An EF-2 tornado touched down in eastern Clarksville on Dunbar
Cave Road and moved east-northeast across Interstate 24 north of
Rossview Road before ending on Kirkwood Road. Several trees were
blown down at the beginning of the path north of Dunbar Cave Road.
Continuing northeast, several outbuildings were damaged at the
Rossview High School football stadium. The tornado crossed I-24
and struck an industrial complex where three buildings were
damaged and 75 cars sustained minor damage. The tornado
intensified as it crossed Rollow Lane, blowing the roofs off one
home and four duplexes, as well as damaging several others.
Numerous homes sustained roof and exterior damage in the
Farmington subdivision and one home on Green Grove Way was blown
off the foundation and destroyed. Another home was heavily damaged
east of Edgewater Lane before the tornado moved across open
fields. The last damage was some uprooted trees on Kirkwood Road.

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.


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