Central Tennessee Raked By Tornadoes from March 2nd Outbreak (3/3/2012)


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN 522 PM CST SAT MAR 3 2012

…TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON…NORTHERN PUTNAM…AND SOUTHWESTERN OVERTON COUNTY TENNESSEE…

LOCATION: DOBSON BRANCH COMMUNITY IN SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTY INTO NORTHERN PUTNAM COUNTY AND ENDING IN RURAL SOUTHWESTERN OVERTON COUNTY TENNESSEE DATE: MARCH 2 2012
ESTIMATED TIME: 5:26 PM CST TO 5:35 PM CST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING: EF2
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED: 125 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 0.5 MILES
PATH LENGTH: 11.3 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON: 36.27N / 85.54W
ENDING LAT/LON: 36.33N / 85.35W
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 3

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.

SUMMARY: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE TN HAS CONFIRMED AN EF2 TORNADO BEGINNING IN THE DOBSON BRANCH COMMUNITY IN SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTY SPANNING ACROSS NORTHERN PUTNAM COUNTY AND ENDING ABOUT 4 MILES NORTH OF THE CITY OF RICKMAN AT HIGHWAY 111 IN SOUTHWESTERN OVERTON COUNTY TENNESSEE ON MARCH 2 2012.

IN THE DOBSON COMMUNITY IN JACKSON COUNTY…A COUPLE DOZEN HOMES WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED. 17 ADDITIONAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED IN RURAL OVERTON COUNTY. HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO. THE SURVEY TEAM CONCLUDED THAT THE TORNADO LIFTED ABOUT 4 MILES NORTH OF THE CITY OF RICKMAN AT HIGHWAY 111 MAKING THE PATH LENGTH 11.3 MILES. MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH OF 0.5 MILES. THERE WERE 3 INJURIES REPORTED IN THE DOBSON BRANCH COMMUNITY. NO FATALITIES.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NASHVILLE TN
348 PM CST SAT MAR 3 2012

…EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED FROM FRIDAY IN SOUTHERN CHEATHAM COUNTY… …OTHER DAMAGE IN CHEATHAM…DICKSON AND HUMPHREYS COUNTY WAS FROM STRAIGHT LINE WINDS…

EF-1 TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS AROUND 90 MPH TOUCHED DOWN ALONG MT PLEASANT ROAD JUST SOUTH OF KINGSTON SPRINGS. THE NEARLY 1 MILE DAMAGE PATH OF THE TORNADO CONTAINED DOZENS OF SNAPPED OR UPROOTED TREES…A DESTROYED BARN…AND SEVERAL HOMES WITH MINOR ROOF DAMAGE. THE MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH WAS NEARLY 100 YARDS.

OTHER AREAS SURVEYED TODAY INCLUDED AROUND PEGRAM IN CHEATHAM COUNTY…DICKSON AND TENNESSEE CITY IN DICKSON COUNTY…AND SOUTH OF MCEWEN IN HUMPHREYS COUNTY. MANY TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN OR SNAPPED…AND THERE WERE INSTANCES OF MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES AND A HOTEL. ALL OF THIS DAMAGE WAS DUE TO STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

SEVERAL INSTANCES OF EXTREME HAIL DAMAGE WERE NOTED DURING THE SURVEY AROUND PEGRAM AND KINGSTON SPRINGS. SEVERAL BUILDING SUFFERED CONSIDERABLE ROOF…WINDOW AND SIDING DAMAGE FROM THE GOLF BALL AND LARGER SIZED HAIL.

TORNADO SUMMARY DATE: 3/2/2012
RADAR ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME: 3:48 PM
RADAR ESTIMATED END TIME: 3:49 PM
MAXIMUM EF- SCALE RATING: EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED: 90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH: APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE
INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NASHVILLE TN 212 PM CST
SAT MAR 3 2012

…TORNADO CONFIRMED JUST SOUTH OF KINGSTON SPRINGS IN CHEATHAM COUNTY TENNESSEE…

LOCATION: JUST SOUTH OF KINGSTON SPRINGS IN CHEATHAM COUNTY TENNESSEE
DATE: MARCH 2, 2012
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING: EF1, WITH ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED 90 MPH.

THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.

SUMMARY: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE TN HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO JUST SOUTH OF KINGSTON SPRINGS IN CHEATHAM COUNTY TENNESSEE ON MARCH 2, 2012.

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