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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
215 PM CDT Thu May 3 2018

...13 Tornadoes reported in Tennessee so far in 2018...

As of May 3rd, a total of 13 tornadoes have been reported across
the state of Tennessee so far this year. Of these, 6 of the
tornadoes touched down in West Tennessee, 5 tornadoes struck
Middle Tennessee, and 2 tornadoes hit East Tennessee.

The strongest tornado across Tennessee in 2018 so far has been
the EF2 tornado that struck the east side of Clarksville on
February 24, 2018. No fatalities have been reported with any of
the tornadoes this year, although 3 injuries occurred with an EF1
tornado in Obion County on February 24th, and 2 injuries were
reported with the EF2 tornado in east Clarksville on February
24th.

2018 Tornado Dates
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February 24, 2018 - 10 tornadoes (West and Middle Tennessee)
March 17, 2018 - 2 tornadoes (East Tennessee)
March 19, 2018 - 1 tornado (Middle Tennessee)

2018 Tornado List by County
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February 24, 2018 - EF0 Obion County
February 24, 2018 - EF1 Obion County
February 24, 2018 - EF0 Weakley County
February 24, 2018 - EF0 Gibson County
February 24, 2018 - EF0 Weakley County
February 24, 2018 - EF1 Henry County
February 24, 2018 - EF0 Robertson County
February 24, 2018 - EF1 Montgomery County
February 24, 2018 - EF2 Montgomery County
February 24, 2018 - EF1 Robertson County
March 17, 2018 - EF0 McMinn County
March 17, 2018 - EF0 Monroe County
March 19, 2018 - EF0 Franklin County

Since 1995 when the NWS WSR-88D Radar Network was installed
nationwide, the state of Tennessee has averaged around 31
tornadoes per year. However, the annual number of tornadoes
ranges wildly from year to year, with as few as 10 tornadoes in
2007, up to a whopping 106 tornadoes in 2011.

Historically, the month of April is the peak month for tornadoes
across Tennessee, but this also varies greatly from year to year.
For example, no tornadoes were reported in Tennessee in April
2018, whereas 91 tornadoes touched down in the state in April
2011.

Special thanks to the Warning Coordination Meteorologists at NWS
Memphis, NWS Huntsville, and NWS Morristown for their help with
this summary.

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Shamburger



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