Sunday, February 19, 2023

Tornadoes/Wind Damage Confirmed In Tennessee From February 16th

 Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Nashville TN

500 PM CST Sat Feb 18 2023


...NWS Damage Survey for February 16, 2023 Tornado Event...


.Wayne County Wind Damage...


Rating:                 TSTM/Wind

Estimated Peak Wind:    70 mph

Path Length /statute/:  1.1582 miles

Path Width /maximum/:   100.0 yards

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               0


Start Date:             02/16/2023

Start Time:             03:05 PM CST

Start Location:         2 SW Waynesboro / Wayne County / TN

Start Lat/Lon:          35.3098 / -87.7817


End Date:               02/16/2023

End Time:               03:08 PM CST

End Location:           1 SSW Waynesboro / Wayne County / TN

End Lat/Lon:            35.3153 / -87.7624


Survey Summary:

A narrow swath of wind damage affected western and central

Waynesboro. A home on Hwy 64 West to the west of Longvue Drive

was heavily damaged from the roof of a nearby barn blowing into

it, with wood beams puncturing through the walls of the home and

breaking windows. Several trees were also blown down near the

home. Further to the east, more trees were blown down along Hwy

64 West and South High Street, and a detached carport was turned

upside down on Woodtown Street. More trees, power lines, and

fences were knocked down on South Main Street, with one large

tree falling onto a small business and shifting it off its

foundation. Special thanks to Wayne County Emergency Management

for their help with this damage survey.



..West Lawrence County EF0 Tornado...


Rating:                 EF0

Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph

Path Length /statute/:  3.304 miles

Path Width /maximum/:   150.0 yards

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               0


Start Date:             02/16/2023

Start Time:             03:38 PM CST

Start Location:         8 W Lawrenceburg / Lawrence County / TN

Start Lat/Lon:          35.2491 / -87.4872


End Date:               02/16/2023

End Time:               03:44 PM CST

End Location:           5 W Lawrenceburg / Lawrence County / TN

End Lat/Lon:            35.2686 / -87.4338


Survey Summary:

An EF0 tornado touched down on South Hood Road and moved

northeast blowing down numerous trees. More trees were blown down

with minor damage to outbuildings on N Bradley Rd and Mt Lebanon

Rd. The worst damage occurred along Granddaddy Road at Gore Rd,

where numerous large trees were snapped and uprooted and

outbuildings damaged. One large tree fell onto a home crushing

much of the structure. The tornado apparently lifted south of

Robertson Road. Special thanks to Lawrence County Emergency

Management for their help with this damage survey.



..Ethridge EF0 Tornado...


Rating:                 EF0

Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph

Path Length /statute/:  3.6385 miles

Path Width /maximum/:   200.0 yards

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               0


Start Date:             02/16/2023

Start Time:             03:57 PM CST

Start Location:         1 NNE Ethridge / Lawrence County / TN

Start Lat/Lon:          35.3351 / -87.2895


End Date:               02/16/2023

End Time:               04:03 PM CST

End Location:           5 NE Ethridge / Lawrence County / TN

End Lat/Lon:            35.3689 / -87.2402


Survey Summary:

An EF0 tornado touched down in Ethridge north of Brewer Road and

moved northeast, blowing the storefront off a building on Highway

43. Continuing northeast, the tornado snapped and uprooted

numerous trees along Rushing Road and caused minor damage to a

few homes and outbuildings. More barns and farm outbuildings were

damaged and trees blown down on East Edan Road, Morgan Drive, Tom

Lane, and Marcell Falls Road before the tornado lifted west of

Cross Road.



.Marshall County EF1 Tornado...


Rating:                 EF1

Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph

Path Length /statute/:  1.4295 miles

Path Width /maximum/:   100.0 yards

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               0


Start Date:             02/16/2023

Start Time:             04:39 PM CST

Start Location:         5 NNE Lewisburg / Marshall County / TN

Start Lat/Lon:          35.5158 / -86.7595


End Date:               02/16/2023

End Time:               04:43 PM CST

End Location:           6 NNE Lewisburg / Marshall County / TN

End Lat/Lon:            35.5249 / -86.7371


Survey Summary:

A low end EF-1 tornado touched down near Big Rock Creek northwest

of Farmington and moved northeast, damaging a barn and blowing

down dozens of trees west of Bethbirei Road. A home on Bethbirei

Road was damaged by a large uprooted tree falling on it, and

several nearby outbuildings were also damaged. Further northeast,

dozens more trees were snapped and uprooted south of Wade Brown

Road, and an RV was blown over with a horse trailed partially

blown on top of it. A home further east of Wade Brown Road

suffered minor exterior damage, while several nearby barns were

damaged or destroyed. Other trees and a nearby barn on Stegall

Road were heavily damage, with tree limbs and debris from the

barn blown up to 600 yards away across adjacent farm fields

before the tornado lifted. Special thanks to Marshall County

Emergency Management and NashSevereWx for their help with this

damage survey.



&&


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.


$$


Shamburger

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