Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Updated Tornado Surveys From Last Friday/Saturday

One of the guys working on these surveys mentioned in a class that his two takeaways lately were:

* Cars are just not good in tornadoes. Don't get caught in a car.

* If you can afford it, a storm shelter is a worthwhile investment. He bought one after his house had a close call with the Nashville tornado of early 2020.  

I noticed they upgraded the Waynesboro tornado to F-3 based on some damage it did further to the West.

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Public Information Statement...Updated


National Weather Service Huntsville AL


1218 PM CDT Mon Apr 3 2023




...NWS Damage Survey for 03/25/2023 Tornado Event...




..Falkville Tornado...




Rating:                 EF2


Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph


Path Length /statute/:  4.9425 miles


Path Width /maximum/:   125.0 yards


Fatalities:             0


Injuries:               0




Start Date:             03/25/2023


Start Time:             12:33 AM CDT


Start Location:         2 ESE Falkville / Morgan County / AL


Start Lat/Lon:          34.367 / -86.8713




End Date:               03/25/2023


End Time:               12:36 AM CDT


End Location:           4 S Somerville / Morgan County / AL


End Lat/Lon:            34.406 / -86.7987




Survey Summary:


A tornado touched down on Hwy 55E in Falkville and tracked


generally northeastward for approximately 5 miles. Initially, the


tornado snapped trees and a small power pole in a yard on Hwy


55E. Farther to the northeast, the tornado did considerable roof


damage to a barn at a residence on Chappell Rd, and uprooted


trees near the intersection of Chappell Rd and Bert Stinson Rd.


The tornado then tracked along a largely wooded area, before


snapping and uprooting trees on Nature Trail. There, the tornado


also created roof damage to a small log cabin style home.




Farther to the NE in a heavily wooded area to the north of Nature


Trail, the tornado uprooted and snapped a long swath of trees nearly


continuously before emerging into an open field, where it


continued to snap and uproot trees along its path. In the open


field, the tornado completely destroyed a large pole barn that


contained 4x4 posts, some of which were anchored into the ground


with cement. The walls of the barn were made of exterior metal


sheeting with 2x4 wooden studs, which were toe-nailed into the


4x4 posts, and accompanied by a metal truss system. The barn


contained 10 500 lb hay bales which were blown downstream. A very


large, old oak tree was uprooted adjacent to the barn. The width


at its base was estimated to be 5 feet.




The tornado continued to track generally to the NE, snapping and


uprooting trees along Wilson Mountain Rd, which continued along the


NE adjacent and along Blankenship Narrell Dr. On Cottonwood Lane,


trees were continued to be uprooted and snapped. One tree fell on an


RV at a residence. From there, the tornado moved into a largely


inaccessible heavily wooded area, where any damage is unknown at


this time. However, hi-resolution satellite imagery may reveal


further damage downstream in this area, and this information will


be updated as necessary.






&&




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 event and publication in NWS


Storm Data.




$$




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Public Information Statement


National Weather Service Huntsville AL


202 PM CDT Sat Apr 1 2023






...NWS Damage Survey for 4/1/2023 Tornado Event...




.Borderline Rd. Tornado...




Rating:                 EF3


Estimated Peak Wind:    160 mph


Path Length /statute/:  12.10 miles


Path Width /maximum/:   215.0 yards


Fatalities:             1


Injuries:               5




Start Date:             04/01/2023


Start Time:             03:09 AM CDT


Start Location:         3 NNW Hazel Green / Madison County / AL


Start Lat/Lon:          34.9746 / -86.5738




End Date:               04/01/2023


End Time:               03:25 AM CDT


End Location:           6 SW Huntland / Lincoln County / TN


End Lat/Lon:            35.0039 / -86.3648




Survey Summary:




A National Weather Service, Madison County EMA, and Lincoln


County EMA damage assessment team found evidence of an


EF3 tornado in Northern Madison County and Southeastern Lincoln


County. Peak winds were estimated at 160 mph on Borderline Rd.




The tornado began west of Highway 431 and south of Elkwood


Section Rd where multiple trees were uprooted and several trees fell


on homes. On the eastside of HWY 431, near the Lincoln Rd.


intersection, numerous structures were heavily damaged including multiple


stores which sustained major damage. This includes a


collapse of walls and roofs displaced with debris


thrown eastward. Given the degree of damage at this location, a


mid-range EF3 rating was reported. The tornado tracked east-


northeast through Mulberry Rd. Along this path, the tornado


uprooted and snapped numerous trees and caused significant roof


damage to a single-family home. Unfortunately, the tornado


continued to intensify on route to Borderline Rd. which is along


the Alabama and Tennessee border. At this location, heavy damage


was noted where houses were heavily damaged and two homes


experienced a complete collapse of walls, destroying the


structures. One fatality was reported at a single-family home


along Borderline Rd. where the structure was destroyed. The


tornado`s estimated peak wind of 160 mph was noted at the


intersection of Borderline Rd and Myers Rd where a newly


constructed, however not completed, home was destroyed with a


complete collapse of walls. The degree of damage at this location


was slightly lowered below expected values due an uncertainty in


the status of the garage, which was facing west. The tornado


continued eastward just north of the Stateline, paralleling


Borderline Road as it continued north/east. Sporadic trees were


uprooted and snapped south of Vanntown, crossing Hester Creek.


The tornado destroyed several farm/outbuildings housing farm


equipment from Mason Road eastward onto Echols Road. The tornado


was weakening at this point, and finally lifted just after it


crossed John Hunter Highway/Hwy 122 just south of Elora in far


southeastern Lincoln County. Tin was strewn into an open field in


this location, but no further tree/structural damage was noted


beyond the tree line near Collins Road and Mountain 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




NOTE:


The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to


change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS


Storm Data.




$$




Barron/Amin




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Public Information Statement


National Weather Service Birmingham AL


613 PM CDT Sun Apr 2 2023




...NWS Damage Survey for 3/31/23 - 4/1/23 Tornado Event


Update #2...




.Update...An EF1 tornado was confirmed in Marion and Winston


Counties.




.Overview...Severe thunderstorms from late on March 31 to early on


April 1 resulted in damage in the northern part of Central


Alabama. This particular event affected several states and


produced several strong tornadoes.






.Tornado #1 Marion/Winston Tornado...




Rating:                 EF1


Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph


Path Length /statute/:  17.05 miles


Path Width /maximum/:   675 yards


Fatalities:             0


Injuries:               1




Start Date:             04/01/2023


Start Time:             02:32 AM CDT


Start Location:         3 SSW Hackleburg / Marion County / AL


Start Lat/Lon:          34.2379 / -87.851




End Date:               04/01/2023


End Time:               02:52 AM CDT


End Location:           1 SSW Pebble / Winston County / AL


End Lat/Lon:            34.2658 / -87.5563




Survey Summary:


NWS personnel have surveyed the damage in Marion and Winston


Counties and determined that the damage was caused by an EF1


tornado with maximum wind speeds of 110 mph. The tornado began on


Marion County Road 348 west of AL Highway 253 south of


Hackleburg, where minor tree damage was noted. The tornado rapidly


increased and caused significant damage as it crossed AL Hwy 253,


uprooting several trees and causing superficial damage to a home


on the edge of the track. The tornado continued east-


northeastward along Union Hill Road, crossing the twisting road


twice before the intersection with Chalk Mine Road. Damage in this


segment of the path consisted solely of pockets of tree damage


which varied in intensity but was easily identified as tornado


damage. As the tornado paralleled Chalk Mine Road, it produced


more widespread tree damage, and destroyed a manufactured home


that was exposed on a knob of a hill. The damage to trees


surrounding the manufactured home was minimal, which contributed


to a below expected value or 100 mph assigned to the flipping and


tossing of the home. The tornado continued across the Fairview


community causing significant tree damage just east of County Road


12, with a grove of pine trees all being sheared off about 20


feet above ground level. The tornado then continued over


inaccessible areas south of County Road 6 as it headed towards the


Lumbull community, crossing Alabama Highway 241 just south of


Lumbull. As it approached Bear Creek, it continued to cause sparse


but notable tree damage. The most significant damage along the


entire path occurred along Alabama Highway 13 south of Bear Creek,


where a large metal building structure received significant


damage to the windward side of the building. Winds in this area


approached 110 mph, bringing this tornado to a high end EF-1


tornado. The tornado then crossed AL Hwy 13, where an individual


received major injuries as the manufactured home being occupied


was flipped upside-down. The tornado continued eastward, crossing


Old Union Road, then paralleling County Line Church Road until the


tornado passed into Winston County, snapping and uprooting trees


in a continuous but sparse pattern. A few homes and outbuildings


were affected either by minor wind damage or trees falling on


them. The tornado weakened somewhat as it crossed the county line,


and the damage path widened. As it approached the vicinity of


Posey Field, the tornado seemed to intensify locally, uprooting


several trees in a residential neighborhood. The tornado crossed


Airport Road, damaging trees and a detached garage at a residence.


The tornado continued eastward through the Center community, with


damage decreasing and becoming more sporadic before eventually


dissipating just north of County Road 68 just west of Alabama


Highway 195




.Tornado #2 Sardis City Tornado...




Rating:                 EF0


Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph


Path Length /statute/:  3.10 miles


Path Width /maximum/:   250 yards


Fatalities:             0


Injuries:               2




Start Date:             04/01/2023


Start Time:             04:51 AM CDT


Start Location:         1 SSE Boaz / Etowah County / AL


Start Lat/Lon:          34.1805 / -86.1494




End Date:               04/01/2023


End Time:               04:55 AM CDT


End Location:           2 ENE Sardis City / Etowah County / AL


End Lat/Lon:            34.1829 / -86.0957




Survey Summary:


A damage survey conducted in the Sardis City area of northern


Etowah County revealed an EF0 tornado that occurred on the morning


of April 1. The damage path began with an uprooted tree along


Coosa Road before moving across Highway 431, where a shop had


large doors blown out and a church had the roof partially removed.


At Morningview Drive and Hood Drive, several homes had significant


roof damage and numerous trees were uprooted. A shed was blown


several yards and destroyed, a fence was blown down, and one home


had failure of the west facing garage door which caused the roof


to be removed and walls to collapse. More trees were downed in a


wooded area before the tornado moved along Patterson Street. Here,


one home sustained roof damage, a silo was damaged, a metal shed


had significant damage to the southeast corner, and a tree fell


through another home`s backyard privacy fence. Many hundred-year-


old trees were uprooted around both homes. Another home was


damaged by a falling tree at the corner of Patterson and Church


Road. More trees were downed across Parkway Drive and Alexander


Drive. Two pine trees fell through two mobile homes on Alexander


Drive. Two people were injured in one of the mobile homes. A few


more pine trees were uprooted, with smaller limbs snapped off as


well, across Kristie Lane and Oak Drive. At Horton Circle,


numerous trees were uprooted, and a house sustained minor shingle


damage. The damage path ended after crossing Broadwell Road near


the Sardis Drive intersection.




&&




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 event and publication in


NWS Storm Data.






$$






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Public Information Statement


National Weather Service Nashville TN


1205 AM CDT Tue Apr 4 2023




...Updated NWS Nashville Damage Surveys for March 31 - April 1,


2023 Tornadoes...




Updated to list all 4 confirmed tornadoes across NWS Nashville


counties. Combined NWS Memphis survey information for long track


EF3 tornado into Wayne/Lewis tornado information, and tweaked


path length for Trousdale/Macon County EF1 tornado. Also


increased injuries to 2 in Wayne County and 2 in Cannon County


per news reports.






.Hardeman/McNairy/Hardin/Wayne/Lewis EF3 Tornado...




Rating:                 EF3


Estimated Peak Wind:    TBD


Path Length /statute/:  86.43 miles (estimated)


Path Width /maximum/:   1/2 mile (estimated)


Fatalities:             9 in McNairy County


Injuries:               TBD (2 in Wayne County)




Start Date:             03/31/2023


Start Time:             11:02 PM CDT


Start Location:         5 S Hornsby / Hardeman County / TN


Start Lat/Lon:          35.154 / -88.8274




End Date:               04/01/2023


End Time:               12:37 AM CDT


End Location:           10 WSW Mount Pleasant / Lewis County / TN


End Lat/Lon:            35.5278 / -87.3681




Survey Summary:


This major, long track EF3 tornado began in Hardeman County and


moved across McNairy and Hardin Counties before entering Wayne


County southwest of Clifton. Please refer to NWS Memphis damage


surveys for more information on the Hardeman, McNairy and Hardin


County portions of this tornado path. Note that although the


entire tornado track is rated EF3, only EF2 damage occurred in


Wayne and Lewis counties.




The tornado entered Wayne County around 2 miles south of Clifton


and continued northeast, passing across Highway 641 near Tom Holt


Road where several homes and outbuildings were heavily damaged


and dozens of trees blown down. Further northeast, the tornado


struck the Leatherwood community along Beech Creek Road, where a


few poorly constructed homes were leveled and others heavily


damaged. One person was critically injured in this area and


airlifted to the hospital, and another person was also injured.


The tornado then crossed Highway 13 about 6 miles north of


Waynesboro before moving through the Topsy and Ashland


communities, snapping and uprooting hundreds of more trees. The


tornado entered Lewis County along Cothran Road and continued


northeast across Seiber Ridge Road, Rockhouse Road, Howard Switch


Road, Buffalo Road, and the Natchez Trace Parkway at Summertown


Highway, blowing down hundreds of more trees and damaging several


homes and outbuildings. The last damage was noted on Tiger


Bennett Road before the tornado finally lifted. The tornado path


length and width will be refined over the coming days as newly


available satellite and drone imagery becomes available.






.Trousdale/Macon County EF1 Tornado...




Rating:                 EF1


Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph


Path Length /statute/:  6.22 miles


Path Width /maximum/:   125 yards


Fatalities:             0


Injuries:               0




Start Date:             04/01/2023


Start Time:             12:53 AM CDT


Start Location:         6 ENE Hartsville / Trousdale County / TN


Start Lat/Lon:          36.4204 / -86.0464




End Date:               04/01/2023


End Time:               12:58 AM CDT


End Location:           6 SE Lafayette / Macon County / TN


End Lat/Lon:            36.4592 / -85.9461




Survey Summary:


The tornado touched down about 100 yards southwest of Pumpkin


Branch Road in Trousdale County. Damages found as it traveled


northeast into Macon County were primarily snapped and uprooted


trees. Property damage was found as the tornado tracked over Rose


Lane in Macon County with minor roofing and shingle damage along


with a flipped propane tank as well as an outbuilding set on


cinder blocks that was moved about 50 feet. The family that lives


at the residence with the flipped propane tank had to temporarily


evacuate due to a gas leak. The tornado strengthened as it


approached Dixon Creek Road, and this is where the most


significant damage was found. A residence here lost about 60


percent of their roof, six outbuildings on the property were


completely destroyed, and multiple trees were uprooted. The


tornado weakened after crossing Dixon Creek Road, causing minor


roofing damage to barns and other outbuildings before it lifted


at Sycamore Valley Road.






.Marshall/Bedford/Rutherford County EF1 Tornado...




Rating:                 EF1


Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph


Path Length /statute/:  12.98 miles


Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards


Fatalities:             0


Injuries:               0




Start Date:             04/01/2023


Start Time:             01:16 AM CDT


Start Location:         4 WNW Chapel Hill / Marshall County / TN


Start Lat/Lon:          35.6642 / -86.753




End Date:               04/01/2023


End Time:               01:31 AM CDT


End Location:           6 E Eagleville / Rutherford County / TN


End Lat/Lon:            35.7222 / -86.5343




Survey Summary:


This EF1 tornado touched down 4 miles northwest of Chapel Hill


near Moss Road in northern Marshall County. Moving northeast, the


tornado blew down severe trees and caused minor to moderate damage


to homes on Thick Road, Egypt Road, Smiley Road, and Blackwell


Road. The tornado intensified as it continued northeast, blowing 5


train cars off a track along Highway 31A and heavily damaging


homes on Beasley Road and TN Central Road. The tornado clipped the


extreme northwest edge of Bedford County where an outbuilding was


heavily damaged, then moved into Rutherford County were several


trees were blown down on Highway 41A. More trees were knocked


down and a few homes were damaged along Bunker Hill Road and Hant


Hollow Road before the tornado lifted south of Versailles Road.






.Rutherford/Cannon County EF2 Tornado...




Rating:                 EF2


Estimated Peak Wind:    130 mph


Path Length /statute/:  16.2 miles


Path Width /maximum/:   1/4 mile


Fatalities:             0


Injuries:               2




Start Date:             04/01/2023


Start Time:             01:41 AM CDT


Start Location:         6 SSE Murfreesboro / Rutherford County /


TN


Start Lat/Lon:          35.7554 / -86.3814




End Date:               04/01/2023


End Time:               01:58 AM CDT


End Location:           3 WNW Woodbury / Cannon County / TN


End Lat/Lon:            35.8426 / -86.1157




Survey Summary:


This strong EF2 tornado touched down 6 miles south of downtown


Murfreesboro near County Farm Road, then moved northeast along


Elam Road where several trees and fences were blown down and a few


homes suffered minor damage. Trees continued to be blown down as


the tornado crossed Lyle Creek Road, Bradyville Pike, Floraton


Road and McElory Road. The tornado strengthened to EF1 as it


crossed Highway 70 west of Old Woodbury Pike, significantly


damaging one home and several nearby outbuildings. Intensifying


even futher to a strong EF2, the tornado moved into the Readyville


community on Murfreesboro Road at the Rutherford/Cannon County


line, heavily damaging or destroying numerous homes and


businesses. Several historic properties dating to the early 1800s


such as the Readyville Mill and The Corners on Stones River were


also heavily damaged. The tornado weakened as it continued


northeast but still blew down numerous trees and caused minor


damage to homes on Porterfield Road and Locke Creek Road before


lifting.




&&




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.




$$




Reagan/Barnwell/Herron/Unger/Clements/Shamburger




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Public Information Statement


National Weather Service Memphis TN


100 PM CDT Mon Apr 3 2023




...NWS Memphis Storm Survey information for March 31st Storms...




Multiple survey crews from NWS Memphis with assistance from NWS crews


from Shreveport, LA, Jackson, MS and Birmingham, AL continue to


investigate storm damage across the Midsouth.




So far, survey crews have determined that three EF-3 tornadoes


touched down in the following areas: 1 in Wynne, AR, 1 in


Covington, TN and 1 in Adamsville, TN.




An additional EF-1 Tornado track was identified in Desoto county


MS near Eudora.




An area of significant straight line wind damage occurred near a


tornado warned storm in south Shelby county, TN.




Unfortunately we have learned of numerous injuries and fatalities:


-Wynne, AR, EF-3; 4 fatalities.


-Covington, TN EF-3; 1 fatality 28 injuries.


-Adamsville, TN EF-3; 9 fatalities.


-South Shelby County, TN, Straight Line Wind; 3 fatalities.




These results are still preliminary. More details such as path


length, width, injuries, fatalities and specifics along the path


of each storm will emerge in the following days.




These surveys are especially complex due to the number of storms


and overlapping paths and will likely take several more days to


complete. We appreciate the gracious help from our neighboring


NWS offices, local media, emergency management and others.




Other areas of damage across the Midsouth will also be investigated


as discovered and as needed. Please continue to send us damage


information including time and location along with pictures or


video to us via email or social media.




$$




30/Sirmon

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