Friday, May 10, 2024

Tornado Surveys from Wednesday So Far

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NOUS44 KHUN 100114

PNSHUN

ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-101315-


Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

814 PM CDT Thu May 9 2024


...NWS Damage Survey for 05/08/2024 Tornado Event Update #2...


.Henagar Tornado...


Rating:                 EF2

Estimated Peak Wind:    135 mph

Path Length /statute/:  10.22 miles

Path Width /maximum/:   880 yards

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               7


Start Date:             05/08/2024

Start Time:             10:54 PM CDT

Start Location:         3 SSE Pisgah / Jackson County / AL

Start Lat/Lon:          34.6392 / -85.8424


End Date:               05/08/2024

End Time:               11:20 PM CDT

End Location:           3 NW Hammondville / DeKalb County / AL

End Lat/Lon:            34.6019 / -85.6716


Survey Summary:

The tornado touched down between County Road 425 and 322, producing minor

damage to the roof of a small farm building. The tornado then overturned a

camper and injured two people downstream along County Road 422. Also at

this location, a well-built home was partially destroyed. A mobile home was

moved off its foundation here as well, with a third of the roof of a hay

barn and a horse trailer destroyed. Projectiles were found in the field

across the street from this home, with 2x4s impaled a foot to 18" in the

ground at this location.  Further south and east along State Road 40, large

100+ year old oak trees that were 4-5 foot in diameter were blown down onto

a house, collapsing two exterior walls. Windows were sucked out at this

location as well prior to the trees falling when the tornado passed just

north of the house. Up the street, a well-built home sustained major damage

when the tornado ripped the garage off of the house and sheared it to the

north and east into the rest of the dwelling. It was at this location that

the highest wind speed was rated for this tornado, 135mph, which is the top

windspeed for an EF-2 tornado. Had anchor bolts been found in the

foundation anchoring of the walls (in lieu of the nails that were found

attaching the walls to the foundation), the tornado would have been

upgraded to an EF-3 tornado. What was left of the house was in relatively

good condition, all things considered, and it was noted that the attic

framing was anchored with strongties, and so the roof remained intact over

a good portion of the house otherwise. At this point, the tornado was

likely at its widest point, measuring half a mile wide.


The tornado continued snapping and uprooting softwood trees over the

relatively rural landscape along Melton Drive and Elliot Road. It was at

this location where the road was impassable due to numerous trees covering

the roadway, and it was actively being removed during our survey. Further

east/southeast, the tornado moved across the intersection of

Culver/Keith/Lacey Roads, snapping and uprooting more softwood trees. The

tornado crossed State Road 40, peeling back tin on several chicken houses

between SR40 and Valley Road, causing the structural integrity of one of

the houses to be compromised. Additional softwood trees were uprooted and

snapped near the intersection of County Road 714 and 120 along State Road

40 as well, with the loss of several roof panels to a shed structure at a

house located here.


The last point of the tornado survey ended with a large oak tree that fell

onto a house on CR665 and 670. Further investigation tomorrow may lengthen

this tornado track, as additional reports of damage were still being

relayed. Impassable roads led to the hastened end to this tornado path this

afternoon, but additional information will be investigated tomorrow, May

10th.


It is unknown if additional damage indicators will be found that will

upgrade this tornado. Additional measurements will be made to solidify the

width/length measurement of the tornado as well pending further

investigation tomorrow. All information included as of 8pm today is very

preliminary and subject to change tomorrow.


Ravenscraft/Amin/Dekalb EMA/Jackson EMA


Update #1: updated for additional survey results from Madison County


.Old Town Tornado...


Rating:                 EF1

Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph

Path Length /statute/:  2.38 miles

Path Width /maximum/:   600 yards

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               0


Start Date:             05/08/2024

Start Time:             09:28 PM CDT

Start Location:         3 NE Huntsville / Madison County / AL

Start Lat/Lon:          34.7377 / -86.5817


End Date:               05/08/2024

End Time:               09:32 PM CDT

End Location:           4 ENE Huntsville / Madison County / AL

End Lat/Lon:            34.7206 / -86.5468


Survey Summary:

An NWS storm survey determined a tornado touched down near Walker

Ave NE. The initial touchdown point was indicated by snapping of

large branches and significant leaf litter. The tornado continued

generally southeast resulting in several large trees uprooted

between Walker Ave NE and Randolph Ave SE. This track continued

southeast just north of Governors Dr SE with several additional

trees both uprooted and snapped. Between Holmes Ave and near Sun

Valley Rd SE appears to be the location where the tornado reached

its peak intensity of EF1 as indicated by the various uprooted

and snapped trees near SE California St and through the Maple

Hill Cemetery. Further along this southeast track, the tornado

weakened slightly as it tracked north of the Medical District

with additional damage of large branches down and leaf litter

observed. While our last damage point is just north of Governors

Dr SE, radar data indicates the tornadic debris signature

continued southeast over Monte Sano. We have requested additional

drone and satellite data to further refine the ending of this

tornado track and supplement this survey. Some tree damage was

noted just south of Governors Dr SE however this was identified

as wind damage from inflow winds into the supercell. Thank you to

Madison County EMA for their assistance during this survey.


Darish/Carmer/Magee


.McMullen Cove Tornado ...


Rating:                 EF2

Estimated Peak Wind:    122 mph

Path Length /statute/:  0.87 miles

Path Width /maximum/:   275 yards

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               0


Start Date:             05/08/2024

Start Time:             09:44 PM CDT

Start Location:         4 W Gurley / Madison County / AL

Start Lat/Lon:          34.6996 / -86.4389


End Date:               05/08/2024

End Time:               09:48 PM CDT

End Location:           3 W Gurley / Madison County / AL

End Lat/Lon:            34.7015 / -86.4245


Survey Summary:

An NWS storm survey determined that a tornado touched down just

north of Little Cove Road. Our initial points for the touchdown

were indicated by siding peeled off of a garage and shearing of

limbs off of tree tops. The tornado then tracked generally east

and continued to distribute leaf litter and snap small branches

before beginning to peel some siding on single family homes. The

tornado then intensified and caused partial uplift of roofs on

the eastern side to four houses on Kenhurst Ln SE. The source of

roof failure for these homes came from the eastern portion of the

roof. The tornado was able to lift the roof from overhangs facing

eastward and then further lift additional portions of the roof.

Roof construction appeared primarily via nails and 2x4 with

Simpson Strong Ties noted along the base of the roof. Based on

these points of strongest intensity, the tornado was deemed a low-

end EF2. Roofing material was lofted one block east on Abby Glen

Way, where there was also additional scattered shingle damage. No

additional damage was noted in this neighborhood. Beyond this

neighborhood to the east lies unaccessible rural areas which we

could not survey. Additional satellite data has been requested to

further analyze the extent of this tornado track and further

updates to the end point may be required. Thank you to Madison

County EMA for their assistance during this survey.


Darish/Carmer/Magee


.Brigadoon Tornado...


Rating:                 EF3

Estimated Peak Wind:    136 mph

Path Length /statute/:  2.22 miles

Path Width /maximum/:   0.13 miles

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               0


Start Date:             05/08/2024

Start Time:             08:23 PM CDT

Start Location:         7 SE Rogersville / Limestone County / AL

Start Lat/Lon:          34.7499 / -87.1944


End Date:               05/08/2024

End Time:               08:30 PM CDT

End Location:           8 N Hillsboro / Limestone County / AL

End Lat/Lon:            34.7556 / -87.1561


Survey Summary:


A tornado touched down on the Tennessee River just east of where the Elk

River meets the Tennessee River and proceeded to move inland at the

Brigadoon neighborhood. Public photos and videos confirm the tornado

was over water before it moved on land. It first caused damage at

Inverness Place and this is where the homes with the largest amount of

damage was found. The home that had the greatest damage had all

exterior walls facing the river collapsed, the roof of the main

part of the house completely gone and the two story four car

garage was collapsed with the roof also gone. The front of the

house and interior rooms remained in tact. This damage is

correlated with low end EF3 damage. Homes nearby had substantial

roof damage, damaged vehicles, and other various exterior damage.

Numerous large trees throughout the neighborhood were uprooted or

snapped. Moving further into the subdivision, there was roof and

exterior home damage to a lesser extent, fences knocked over by

other debris and broken windows. The tornado lifted in a field

outside of the subdivision.


Saari/Smith


&&


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


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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NOUS44 KOHX 100229

PNSOHX

TNZ005>011-023>034-056>066-075-077>080-093>095-101430-


Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Nashville TN

929 PM CDT Thu May 9 2024


...NWS Damage Survey for 05/08/24 Tornado Event...


.Maury County EF3 Tornado...


Rating:                 EF3

Estimated Peak Wind:    140 mph

Path Length /statute/:  11.07 miles

Path Width /maximum/:   900 yards

Fatalities:             1

Injuries:               1


Start Date:             05/08/2024

Start Time:             05:37 PM CDT

Start Location:         3 ESE Columbia / Maury County / TN

Start Lat/Lon:          35.6091 / -87.0004


End Date:               05/08/2024

End Time:               06:04 PM CDT

End Location:           7 SE Spring Hill / Maury County / TN

End Lat/Lon:            35.6695 / -86.8221


Survey Summary:

The tornado touched down along the Duck River east

of Columbia and moved northeast causing tree damage and minor

structure damage on Mount Olivet Rd. Multiple homes received damage

along Cothran Rd and Cranford Hollow Rd before the tornado moved

north of Highway 412. More intense damage began to occur on Old

Highway 99 and Blackburn Lane where large sections of roofs were

removed and hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted. The tornado

reached its maximum strength along Blackburn Rd and Lasea Rd where

large transmission power trusses were collapsed, a house was

destroyed with only small interior walls still standing, and a

mobile home was swept away. The tornado continued northeast damaging

additional homes before crossing I-65 near mile marker 47. More

homes were damaged along Rally Hill Cutoff Rd and Kedron Rd. The

tornado crossed Highway 431 near Kedron Rd before lifting near the

Maury County/Marshall County line.


.Southern Rutherford County EF0 Tornado...


Rating:                 EF0

Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph

Path Length /statute/:  2.95 miles

Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               0


Start Date:             05/08/2024

Start Time:             06:31 PM CDT

Start Location:         9 ESE Eagleville / Rutherford County / TN

Start Lat/Lon:          35.6942 / -86.5026


End Date:               05/08/2024

End Time:               06:36 PM CDT

End Location:           9 NW Bell Buckle / Rutherford County / TN

End Lat/Lon:            35.6974 / -86.4522


Survey Summary:

An EF-0 tornado touched down near the intersection of Threet Rd and

New Zion Rd. The tornado moved east along New Zion Rd snapping large

branches off from hardwood trees. Trees were uprooted near the

intersection of Midland Rd and Jones Rd. The tornado continued east

along Jones Rd snapping large limbs and uprooting a few trees

before the tornado transitioned to straight line winds near the Gray

Fox neighborhood.


&&


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


NOTE:

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to

change pending final review of the events and publication in

NWS Storm Data.



$$


Husted/Shamburger/Reagan


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NOUS44 KOHX 072051

PNSOHX

TNZ005>011-023>034-056>066-075-077>080-093>095-080615-


Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Nashville TN

351 PM CDT Tue May 7 2024


...NWS Damage Survey for 5/6/24 Tornado Event - Update #1...


.Big Springs Road EF0 Tornado...


Rating:                 EF0

Estimated Peak Wind:    70 mph

Path Length /statute/:  0.5 miles

Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               0


Start Date:             05/06/2024

Start Time:             02:55 PM CDT

Start Location:         8 ENE Lebanon / Wilson County / TN

Start Lat/Lon:          36.2551 / -86.1835


End Date:               05/06/2024

End Time:               02:56 PM CDT

End Location:           8 ENE Lebanon / Wilson County / TN

End Lat/Lon:            36.2571 / -86.1747


Survey Summary:

A brief EF0 tornado touched down along Big Springs Road north of

Old Rome Pike around 8 miles northeast of Lebanon. Several videos

of the tornado were taken from nearby residents and firefighters.

The only known damage was to trees with no known damage to

structures.


&&



.Smithville EF1 Tornado...


Rating:                 EF1

Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph

Path Length /statute/:  3.30 miles

Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               0


Start Date:             05/06/2024

Start Time:             04:23 PM CDT

Start Location:         2 WNW Smithville / De Kalb County / TN

Start Lat/Lon:          35.9719 / -85.8581


End Date:               05/06/2024

End Time:               04:33 PM CDT

End Location:           1 NE Smithville / De Kalb County / TN

End Lat/Lon:            35.9714 / -85.8003


Survey Summary:

An EF1 tornado touched down east of Highway 70 in northwest

Smithville then moved east paralleling Allen Ferry Rd. Numerous

trees were broken, snapped and uprooted along the road  and

several farm buildings lost roofing. The tornado then curved

southeast and caused the worst damage along Highway 56 north of

Smith Road where dozens of trees were snapped and uprooted and a

couple homes suffered significant roof, garage and exterior wall

damage. The tornado then lifted east of the highway.


&&


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


NOTE:

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to

change pending final review of the event and publication in

NWS Storm Data.


$$


Husted/Larosa/Shamburger

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