Thursday, April 4, 2024

Couple Tornadoes Confirmed in North Alabama from Tuesday

The worst of this system passed well to our North and South, where they did have some tornadoes with a longer track.  


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Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

440 PM CDT Wed Apr 3 2024

...NWS Damage Survey for 4/2/24 Tornado Events...

.Leighton Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1

Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph

Path Length /statute/:  3.07 miles

Path Width /maximum/:   750 yards

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/02/2024

Start Time:             04:58 PM CDT

Start Location:         1 NNW Leighton / Colbert County / AL

Start Lat/Lon:          34.7093 / -87.5367

End Date:               04/02/2024

End Time:               05:01 PM CDT

End Location:           3 NE Leighton / Colbert County / AL

End Lat/Lon:            34.7307 / -87.4897

Survey Summary:

A tornado touched down in an open field snapping one power pole

as it tracked to the northeast. Multiple trees were uprooted or

snapped as the tornado tracked north of Leighton. Several of

these trees fell on single family residences which also sustained

loss of roof shingles. The tornado crossed County Line Road from

Colbert county into Lawrence county where a boat was lifted from

its trailer and displaced north approximately 20 yards. Debris

fallout was noted in an open field with some small tree twigs

piercing the ground. Sparse tree damage was done by the tornado

up to south of Hatton, at which point the tornado lifted. Thank

you to Colbert and Lawrence county EMA for their assistance with

this storm survey.


.Panther Branch...

Rating:                 EF0

Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph

Path Length /statute/:  1.11 miles

Path Width /maximum/:   123 yards

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/02/2024

Start Time:             06:01 PM CDT

Start Location:         4 NE Athens / Limestone County / AL

Start Lat/Lon:          34.8261 / -86.8947

End Date:               04/02/2024

End Time:               06:04 PM CDT

End Location:           5 NE Athens / Limestone County / AL

End Lat/Lon:            34.8315 / -86.8764

Survey Summary:

This survey showed damage consistent with an EF-0 tornado.

Multiple small and large branches snapped along Hall Rd. Large

tree split at the base in front of a residence on Mooresville Rd.

Significant loss of metal roof was seen on a detached 3 car

garage as well as metal roof peeled back on a shed. Roof debris

was scattered northward behind a single family residence. Several

large trees were uprooted along Panther Branch Creek off of

Mooresville Rd with other trees that had medium to large branches




EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the

following categories:

EF0.....65 to 85 mph

EF1.....86 to 110 mph

EF2.....111 to 135 mph

EF3.....136 to 165 mph

EF4.....166 to 200 mph

EF5.....>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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Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Nashville TN

911 PM CDT Tue Apr 2 2024

...Peak Wind Gusts for April 2 2024 across Middle Tennessee...

Location                     Speed     Time/Date       Provider

Springfield Airport          49 MPH    0355 PM 04/02   AWOS

Clarksville Outlaw Field     43 MPH    1259 PM 04/02   ASOS

Crossville City Hall         42 MPH    0645 PM 04/02   CWOP

Sparta-Cookeville Airport    40 MPH    0735 AM 04/02   AWOS

Nashville Intl Airport       39 MPH    0824 PM 04/02   ASOS

Watertown                    38 MPH    0627 PM 04/02   CWOP

Crossville Memorial Airport  38 MPH    0357 PM 04/02   ASOS

Brentwood                    37 MPH    1145 AM 04/02   CWOP

Fort Campbell                37 MPH    1115 AM 04/02   RAWS

Livingston Airport           37 MPH    0755 PM 04/02   AWOS

Pulaski Abernathy Field      37 MPH    0135 PM 04/02   AWOS

Dickson Municipal Airport    37 MPH    0855 AM 04/02   AWOS

Lawrenceburg Airport         35 MPH    0535 PM 04/02   AWOS

Short Mountain               33 MPH    0619 PM 04/02   CWOP

Tullahoma Regional Airport   33 MPH    0415 PM 04/02   AWOS

Mcminnville Airport          32 MPH    0535 PM 04/02   AWOS

Gallatin Airport             31 MPH    0510 PM 04/02   AWOS

Vanderbilt University        30 MPH    0520 PM 04/02   MESOWEST

Readyville                   30 MPH    0619 PM 04/02   CWOP

Eagleville                   30 MPH    0545 PM 04/02   CWOP

Lewisburg Ellington Airport  30 MPH    1255 PM 04/02   AWOS

Shelbyville Bomar Field      30 MPH    0315 AM 04/02   AWOS

Lafayette Work Center        30 MPH    0806 PM 04/02   RAWS

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying

equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers

for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.



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