Thursday, May 16, 2024

Updated Tornado Surveys from May 8-9 Severe Weather Event



This is the latest I found. The National Weather Service in Nashville has put together a page on the event. And the NWS Huntsville has also put together a less organized or detailed page about the event

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
258 PM CDT Wed May 15 2024

...NWS Damage Survey for 05/08/2024 and 05/09/2024 Tornado Event
Update #16...

(Tornadoes are listed in chronological order)

.Update...Three additional tornadoes have been surveyed, two in
Madison County and one in Jackson County. Also, an injury was
added to the Princeton tornado.

.Poorhouse Hollow Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.22 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   160 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/08/2024
Start Time:             08:15 PM CDT
Start Location:         6 NE Ardmore / Lincoln County / TN
Start Lat/Lon:          35.0728 / -86.7742

End Date:               05/08/2024
End Time:               08:33 PM CDT
End Location:           8 SW Fayetteville / Lincoln County / TN
End Lat/Lon:            35.0648 / -86.6665

Survey Summary:
A National Weather Service Huntsville, AL and Lincoln Co. EMA
damage assessment team determined the damage in southwest Lincoln
Co. was consistent with an EF-1 tornado with max winds of 105 mph.

Damage indicators across the tornado path were mostly a
combination of hardwood trees and sporadic, minor structure
damage. The tornado likely touched down near the Blanche Rd area
between Philpot Rd and Cheatham Rd. Hardwood numerous trees were
observed to be uprooted or trunks snapped with one tree on a
house. The tornado continued across Randolph Hill Rd then caused
more hardwood tree damage across Sanders Rd. The tornado then
followed Dry Creek, south of Poorhouse Rd, where numerous hardwood
trees were snapped through Clay Jones Rd. More significant
damage, including minor roof damage to a single-family house and
more dense areas of tree snaps, occurred east of Clay Jones Rd.
This is the location where the max winds were recorded by the
survey team. The tornado likely lifted east of this residence in a
valley west of Drennon Rd.

Barron/Weber


.Melton Bluff/Brigadoon...

Rating:                 EF3
Estimated Peak Wind:    136 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.76 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   228 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/08/2024
Start Time:             08:23 PM CDT
Start Location:         6 NE North Courtland / Lawrence County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.7367 / -87.2176

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 in a very remote portion of far northern Lawrence County
near Melton Bluff. It moved across an agricultural field, causing
minor damage to a large corn field. The tornado quickly
intensified to high-end EF-1 intensity, snapping off or uprooting
a large forested area. The survey team noted several of these
trees were medium to large size oak trees and significant damage
was noted in this forested area. The tornado then descended Melton
Bluff and crossed the Tennessee River into Limestone County,
moving ashore at the Brigadoon neighborhood. Public photos and
videos confirm the tornado was over water before it moved on land.
It caused damage at Inverness Place and this is where significant
damage occurred to several home. 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 EF-3 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/Pritchett/Lawrence EMA


.Woodfin Mill...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.47 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   225 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/08/2024
Start Time:             08:45 PM CDT
Start Location:         3 ENE Elkmont / Limestone County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.9458 / -86.9254

End Date:               05/08/2024
End Time:               08:50 PM CDT
End Location:           2 WSW Ardmore / Limestone County / TN
End Lat/Lon:            34.9903 / -86.901

Survey Summary:
An NWS storm survey determined a tornado touched down west of New
Bethel Rd. The tornado uprooted and snapped several large softwood
trees and collapsed more than half of a private aircraft hangar.
The tornado continued north-northeast, uprooting more large trees
and snapping large branches near homes along Shipley Hollow Rd,
which is where the tornado reached its maximum intensity of 105 mph.
Minor roof damage displacing shingles on one single-family house
was observed. Sparse tree damage was observed where it was
concluded that the EF-1 tornado`s path ended just west of Old
Scrouge Rd. Special thank you to Limestone County EMA for their
assistance with this survey.

Carmer/Murphy/Magee


..Corders Crossroads Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.38 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/08/2024
Start Time:             09:02 PM CDT
Start Location:         8 SE Fayetteville / Lincoln County / TN
Start Lat/Lon:          35.0497 / -86.4921

End Date:               05/08/2024
End Time:               09:06 PM CDT
End Location:           8 SE Fayetteville / Lincoln County / TN
End Lat/Lon:            35.0464 / -86.4689

Survey Summary:
An NWS Survey found a tornado that touched down near Raby road
about 0.5 miles before the intersection of Corders Crossroads
Road.  Uprooted trees were mainly observed along Raby Road. This
tornado then intensified to its highest EF1 rating as it moved
southeast of this intersection. Almost 75% of a roof was removed
from a two-person dwelling and the entire roof along with some
rafters were torn off of a large storage shed. Additional trees
were uprooted and snapped as this tornado continued to move
southeast near Walker Ford Road before ending its path along
Warren Lane. Before the tornado lifted, a power pole was blown
over and structural damage to a house was observed on Warren
Lane.

Griffin/Weber


.Rainbow Mountain Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.73 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   95 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/08/2024
Start Time:             09:07 PM CDT
Start Location:         3 NNW Madison / Madison County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.7411 / -86.7364

End Date:               05/08/2024
End Time:               09:11 PM CDT
End Location:           2 NW Madison / Madison County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.7366 / -86.7076

A National Weather Service Huntsville, AL survey team determined
the damage in neighborhoods in the vicinity of Rainbow Mountain in
Madison, AL was associated with a high-end EF-0 tornado with max
winds of 85 mph. The damage indicators used for this assessment
were a combination of hardwood and softwood trees. The tornado
appears to have touched down in the Hillchase Neighborhood on the
west-facing slope of of Rainbow Mountain. Several trees were
uprooted in this neighborhood and with at least two trees on
houses. The tornado continued east-southeast over Rainbow Mountain
and damaged more trees in the Highland Lakes neighborhood, on the
east-facing slope. Numerous trees were uprooted in this area with
a snapped trunk of at least one weaker, softwood tree. This
damage indicator was reduced to account for the condition of the
tree. The tornado then continued eastward across Slaughter Rd.
More trees were uprooted along the Mingo Rd area. Only minor
damage was observed in the Creekwood neighborhood, into Indian
Creek where the tornado likely lifted.

Barron


.Monte Sano Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    122 mph
Path Length /statute/:  9.75 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   850 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:          34.7384 / -86.5804

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:
A combination of NWS storm survey crews, drone imagery, and
supplemental Worldview 3 satellite imagery has determined that the
Old Town Tornado and the Dug Hill and McMullen Cove Tornado had
damage consistent with a tornado evident in previously
inaccessible areas between the tracks. The initial touchdown point
on Walker Avenue NE 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 east through
Maple Hill Cemetery to just north of Sun Valley Road SE with
several additional trees both uprooted and snapped. North of Dug
Hill Estates the tornado continued to uproot hardwood trees and
snapped a cedar tree before moving eastward along the southern
facing slope of the adjacent ridge. Just to the east of the ridge
along Dug Hill Road, hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted.
Snapped trees were observed along the relatively steep sloped
southern portion of Watson Grande Way. The tornado then tracked
generally east into McMullen Cove and continued to distribute leaf
litter and snap small branches before beginning to peel some
siding on single family homes. The tornado intensified and caused
partial uplift of roofs on the eastern side to four houses on
Kenhurst Lane SE. 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 nor eastward in satellite imagery.

Guillet/White/Jones and Magee/Carmer/Darish


.Lim Rock Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.39 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   285 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/08/2024
Start Time:             10:14 PM CDT
Start Location:         5 NE Woodville / Jackson County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.6761 / -86.2202

End Date:               05/08/2024
End Time:               10:15 PM CDT
End Location:           5 NE Woodville / Jackson County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.6743 / -86.2138

Survey Summary:
On the evening of May 8th, a supercell thunderstorm moved
northwest to southeast across Lim Rock in Jackson County. A brief
tornado touched down just before County Road 525, crossing County
Road 30, before dissipating just shy of the railroad tracks north
of Hwy 35. A narrow path of hard and softwood tree damage was
noted along this path, consistent with 85mph winds (EF0) damage.
Further south of this track, sporadic tree damage was noted along
County Road 30 north of Hwy 35. This damage was outside of the
tornado path and was related to rear flank downdraft (RFD) winds
after further analyzing radar data.

Additional updates to this track start/end point are likely this
week as satellite and drone footage become available. Stay tuned
for further updates on the latest information as it becomes available.

Ravenscraft/Amin/Jackson County EMA


.Mastin Lake...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    65 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.53 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   155 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/08/2024
Start Time:             10:32 PM CDT
Start Location:         4 NNW Huntsville / Madison County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.7624 / -86.6427

End Date:               05/08/2024
End Time:               10:44 PM CDT
End Location:           5 NNE Huntsville / Madison County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.7711 / -86.5824

Survey Summary:
A National Weather Service damage assessment team determined the
sporadic tree damage and minor home damage near Mastin Lake Rd.
was caused by a weak EF-0 tornado with max winds of 65 mph.

The short-lived and weak tornado began producing damage in between
Jordan Ln and Elton Rd. Minor roof damage and downed large limbs were
observed in this location. The tornado moved east, just south of
Mastin Lake Rd, and crossed N. Memorial Hwy. A concentrated path
of large limb damage indicators was recorded in along this path.
The tornado lifted east of Lakewood Rd.

Barron


.Scottsboro Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.09 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   440 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/08/2024
Start Time:             10:34 PM CDT
Start Location:         3 NNW Scottsboro / Jackson County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.6864 / -86.064

End Date:               05/08/2024
End Time:               10:37 PM CDT
End Location:           1 NNE Scottsboro / Jackson County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.6663 / -86.0369

Survey Summary:
An NWS Storm Survey determined a tornado touched down just west of
downtown Scottsboro. The initial touchdown point was indicated
by snapped tree branches on Old Larkinsville Rd. Scattered tree
damage was observed continuing generally southeast towards Highway
35. Limited infrastructure damage was found along Highway 35
including the peeling of metal roofing and siding. Between Highway
35 and Parks Ave several trees were found uprooted, snapped, and
with loss of limbs. Due to the limited infrastructure damage found
on Highway 35 and the uprooted trees, the maximum intensity of
this tornado was deemed an EF-0. Thank you to Jackson County EMA
and the Scottsboro Fire Department for their assistance during
this survey.

Ravenscraft/Amin/Darish


.Blossomwood Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  5.74 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   600 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/08/2024
Start Time:             10:40 PM CDT
Start Location:         4 ENE Huntsville / Madison County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.723 / -86.5598

End Date:               05/08/2024
End Time:               10:56 PM CDT
End Location:           5 W Gurley / Madison County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.7031 / -86.4635

Survey Summary:
A combination of NWS Storm Survey crews, drone imagery, and
supplemental Worldview 3 satellite imagery determined that an EF-
1 tornado tracked through southeast Huntsville just north of
Governors Drive. All damage noted was from snapped tree limbs and
uprooted trees along this track, primarily assessed from Worldview
3 satellite imagery. Within Dug Hill estates, there were multiple
trees uprooted or snapped causing significant roof damage to at
least two homes. The track continued across Monte Sano, past Dug
Hill Road, lifting just before Watson Grande Way.

Magee/White/Guillet


.Henagar Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-3
Estimated Peak Wind:    140 mph
Path Length /statute/:  12.34 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   880 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               7

Start Date:             05/08/2024
Start Time:             10:57 PM CDT
Start Location:         3 S Pisgah / Jackson County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.6407 / -85.8578

End Date:               05/08/2024
End Time:               11:24 PM CDT
End Location:           2 NNW Hammondville / DeKalb County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.5998 / -85.6497

Survey Summary:
The tornado touched down on Hwy 71 in Jackson County, snapping
hard and softwood trees to begin its path. The tornado continued
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, 135 mph, which is the top
wind speed 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 strong ties,
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 1.13 miles wide.

NWS representatives returned to the track the following day to
access several roadways that were completely blocked from
widespread fallen trees south of State Road 40. Surveyors found
damage indicators and degrees of damage consistent with EF3
(140 mph) tornado damage. The tornado was the strongest at this
point along the path. Along County Road 125, a well built shop
building was completely destroyed. The metal building structure
was well-anchored with H-beams anchored with large bolts and
plates at the bases to the foundation. The bolts were snapped and
severely bent, along with the plates. On one corner, a large 4-5
foot section of the foundation was ripped off the ground and
strewn about 10 feet away with the column anchoring still intact.
More shocking was the 20,000 pound 18-wheeler cab that was tossed
more than 150 yards into the field across CR 125. Other nearby
semi-trailers that were parked on the property were strewn in the
same direction as well, though most only were shifted 50-100 feet.

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.

Continuing on toward the latter part of the tornado track, a large
oak tree fell onto a house on CR 665 and 670. The tornado skipped
along uprooting and snapping more hard and softwood trees between
this location and the terminal point on Hwy 117 on the cusp of
Hammondville, mainly in rural Dekalb County. No additional damage
points were found beyond Hwy 117 and Interstate 59.

Thanks to both Jackson and Dekalb County EMA Offices, as well as
several Fire Departments in both counties for the support and
aid in completing these surveys.

Ravenscraft/Amin/Darish


.Brooks Crossroads Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    107 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.96 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   275 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/09/2024
Start Time:             12:02 AM CDT
Start Location:         3 NNW Sylvania / DeKalb County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.605 / -85.812

End Date:               05/09/2024
End Time:               12:05 AM CDT
End Location:           3 NNE Sylvania / DeKalb County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.5953 / -85.7799

Survey Summary:
This tornado was associated with the second supercell that moved
across portions of Jackson and Dekalb Counties toward Brooks
Crossroads. Thankfully, this tornado went south of the EF-3 track
through Henagar, and was generally more weak and brief. This
tornado touched down on County Road 122, snapping and uprooting
hard and softwood trees just south of the Jackson/Dekalb County
border. The tornado continued moving to the east/southeast,
snapping and uprooting widespread trees along CR 122, consistent
with EF-1 damage and 107 mph winds in Brooks Crossroads. Though
there were numerous softwood trees that were damaged, notably,
there were several large 4-6 foot in diameter oak trees that were
likely 100 years or older that were snapped and uprooted. This led
to the slightly higher rating of the tree damage. Any structural
damage along this path was from trees that were felled by the
tornado, with minimal roof loss noted in this location.

Ravenscraft/Amin/Darish


.Hopper Road Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  4.21 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/09/2024
Start Time:             03:44 AM CDT
Start Location:         10 SSW Petersburg / Lincoln County / TN
Start Lat/Lon:          35.1939 / -86.765

End Date:               05/14/2024
End Time:               03:50 AM CDT
End Location:           7 W Fayetteville / Lincoln County / TN
End Lat/Lon:            35.1708 / -86.6981

Survey Summary:
A National Weather Service Huntsville, AL and Lincoln County EMA
damage assessment team determined the damage from near Swan Creek
southeast along portions of Hopper Road and through portions of
Gunter Hollow Road was consistent with an EF1 tornado with
maximum winds of 95 mph.The tornado touched down just SE of
Parker Valley Lane. At this location numerous trees were uprooted
or snapped. The tornado continued its path ESE across Swan Creek
Road, uprooting or snapping additional hardwood trees. This
tornado likely moved across an area of open field before
approaching the intersection of along Hopper Road, uprooting or
knocking down more trees along its way.The tornado intensified a
bit as it approached the intersection of Stevenson and Hopper
Road before continuing ESE on Hopper Road. Numerous trees
continued to be snapped of uprooted along its track. As it
approached Little Swan Creek, the tornado affected a single
family home tearing off around 25% of its roof, while continuing
to uprooting and snapping large trees. The tornado turned more to
southeast along Hopper Road and with similar tree damage
observed. As the tornado approached the intersection of Gunter
Hollow Road, two barn structures were heavily damaged and a small
portion (15%) of the roof of a barn was torn off near the
intersection. Additional trees were uprooted or snapped. The
tornado thankfully weakened significantly after it moved less
than a half of a mile ESE on Gunter Hollow Road before lifting.

Weber/Griffin/Barron/Lincoln County EMA


.New Market Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  10.66 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   215 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/09/2024
Start Time:             04:05 AM CDT
Start Location:         4 NNE Hazel Green / Madison County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.9732 / -86.5342

End Date:               05/09/2024
End Time:               04:19 AM CDT
End Location:           3 ESE New Market / Madison County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.8922 / -86.3789

Survey Summary:
A tornado touched down along western portions of Bevills Church
Rd northeast of Hazel Green, uprooting a large hardwood tree and
breaking large branches. The tornado moved east-southeastward
producing damage along portions of Manley Rd, where a large
uprooted tree fell on a house causing roof damage. The tornado
proceeded southeastward mainly breaking large tree branches as it
moved into the area around the intersections of Butler Rd with
Mint Rd and Walnut Grove Rd. There, it produced loss of shingles
to a home and scattered areas of broken tree branches. The area
immediately to the southeast of here consists of broad farm
fields, however, tornado damage became evident again near the
intersections of Mint Springs Rd with New Market Rd. Trees were
uprooted and large branches snapped along New Market Rd as the
tornado continued on a generally southeastward path into New
Market where large tree branches were broken, including some
uprooted trees just east of town along Hurricane Rd. The tornado
continued southeastward, producing mainly broken large tree
branches sporadically along Hurricane Rd and finally near the
intersections of Dodson Ln and Upper Hurricane Rd, before
apparently lifting.

Magee/White


.SW Flintville Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.06 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/09/2024
Start Time:             04:06 AM CDT
Start Location:         9 NNW New Market / Lincoln County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          35.0422 / -86.4595

End Date:               05/09/2024
End Time:               04:16 AM CDT
End Location:           6 NNE New Market / Madison County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.9899 / -86.3763

Survey Summary:
A tornado touched down the morning of May 9th southwest of
Flintville, TN. Tree damage was first recorded off N George Road.
The track continued southeast passing to the south and southeast
of Flintville with numerous trees snapped or uprooted, producing
100mph winds consistent with EF1 tornado damage. At this point,
the width of the tornado was estimated at 300 yards. The last
recorded damage was to the southwest of Elora, TN near the
Alabama state line off Old Winchester Road in far northeastern
Madison County, AL. Additional adjustments are possible as
satellite image becomes available.

Guillet/Amin/Lincoln County EMA


.NE Flintville/Whites Gap Road...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  9.23 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   194 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/09/2024
Start Time:             04:10 AM CDT
Start Location:         7 W Huntland / Lincoln County / TN
Start Lat/Lon:          35.0665 / -86.3928

End Date:               05/09/2024
End Time:               04:23 AM CDT
End Location:           4 SSE Huntland / Franklin County / TN
End Lat/Lon:            34.9944 / -86.2604

Survey Summary:
During the early morning hours of May 9th, a tornado touched down northeast
of Flintville in southeastern Lincoln County, TN. This tornado tracked
south/east across Flintville School Road and Terry Dunavan Road, producing
sporadic tree damage. Hard and softwood trees were snapped and uprooted
along these roads. Further southeast, the tornado crossed Winchester
Road/John Hunter Highway and moved into far southwest Franklin County, TN.
The first damage in Franklin County was noted along Elora Road, continuing
southwest of Huntland, TN just east of Stovall Mountain. In this location
of Greasy Cove, the tornado uprooted and snapped several large hardwood/oak
trees, and was at its most intense along Whites Gap Road. Here, the tornado
produced 105mph winds, destroying a pole barn in addition to snapping the
very large oak trees that were 6-8 feet in diameter. This is consistent
with EF1 tornado damage, and was at its widest along the path; 194 yards.
The tornado lifted shortly after crossing Whites Gap Road along Hall
Branch, about a quarter of a mile north of the Alabama/Tennessee State
line. No further damage was noted along the path into Alabama.

Additional adjustments to this track are likely later this week. Drone
footage and satellite imagery will be analyzed when data are available, so
further adjustments to start/end points are likely in the coming days. Stay
tuned and we`ll update this information statement as new information is
available.

Guillet/Amin/Lincoln County EMA


.Princeton Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    104 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.30 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   176 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             05/09/2024
Start Time:             04:31 AM CDT
Start Location:         7 WNW Skyline / Jackson County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.8506 / -86.239

End Date:               05/09/2024
End Time:               04:32 AM CDT
End Location:           7 WNW Skyline / Jackson County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.8487 / -86.2342

Survey Summary:
During the early morning hours of Thursday, May 9th, a line of
severe storms moved northwest to southeast across Jackson County.
A brief tornado touched down on a ridgetop northwest of
Princeton, and then crossed a field as it uprooted and snapped
trees before crossing County Road 508. At this location, numerous
hardwood and softwood trees were felled. Some of the hardwood
trees uprooted here were 6-7 feet in diameter, with several pine
trees snapped about 10 feet above the ground. It was at this
point that the tornado was the strongest, EF-1 with 104mph winds.
Also at this location, a manufactured home (single-wide) sustained
major damage, with the home shifting about 10-15 feet back from
its original location. There were no tie-downs for the home
noted, but more than half of the roof was destroyed with
insulation strewn for about 30 yards into the trees behind the
home. Further south and east of this location, the tornado
dissipated as it crossed over the terrain just east of Lick Fork.

Additional adjustments to this track are likely later this week.
Drone footage and satellite imagery will be analyzed when data
are available, so further adjustments to start/end points are
likely in the coming days. Stay tuned and we`ll update this
information statement as new information is available.

Ravenscraft/Amin/Jackson County EMA


.South Hytop Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    107 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.47 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   250 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/09/2024
Start Time:             04:38 AM CDT
Start Location:         4 N Skyline / Jackson County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.8664 / -86.1027

End Date:               05/09/2024
End Time:               04:42 AM CDT
End Location:           4 NNE Skyline / Jackson County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.8636 / -86.0951

Survey Summary:
A tornado touched down along portions of County Rd 243 just north
of the intersection with AL Highway 79. The tornado uprooted and
snapped trees at this location, one of which fell on a home
causing damage to the roof structure.  On the east side of
Highway 79 further spotty damage occurred, where the tornado
uprooted and snapped trees before lifting approximately one third
of a mile east of Hwy 79. This tornado track may change pending
additional surveys and the availability of high-resolution
satellite imagery.

White/Guillet


.Pisgah Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.06 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   500 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/09/2024
Start Time:             05:08 AM CDT
Start Location:         1 NW Pisgah / Jackson County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.6949 / -85.8559

End Date:               05/09/2024
End Time:               05:17 AM CDT
End Location:           4 NNW Sylvania / Jackson County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.612 / -85.8302

Survey Summary:
An NWS Storm Survey determined that a tornado touched down on
County Road 432 north of County Road 88 where several large limbs
were snapped off of hardwood trees. The tornado then tracked
south-southeast just west of Pisgah causing sparse tree limb
damage before crossing County Road 372 and uprooting and snapping
several trees near a residence. At this point, the tornado
tracked southeast along County Road 58, uprooting several trees
along the way, before it crossed Highway 71 and tracked
southward. The track becomes difficult to identify south of
County Road 425, as it intersects with the Henegar EF-3 tornado
which occurred earlier that night. The track is identifiable once
more along Highway 40 where it continued southward before lifting
along County Road 392 with only sparse tree damage noted. Thank
you to Jackson County EMA for their assistance during this
survey.

Magee/White

&&

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.

$$

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Nashville TN
154 PM CDT Wed May 15 2024

...NWS Damage Survey for 05/14/24 Tornado Event...

..Ethridge, TN Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.86 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/14/2024
Start Time:             04:16 PM CDT
Start Location:         2 NNE Ethridge / Lawrence County / TN
Start Lat/Lon:          35.3553 / -87.2837

End Date:               05/14/2024
End Time:               04:22 PM CDT
End Location:           5 NE Ethridge / Lawrence County / TN
End Lat/Lon:            35.3684 / -87.2215

Survey Summary:
An EF-0 tornado moved across northeastern Lawrence County. Damage
primarily consisted of numerous trees that were snapped,
uprooted, or lost significant branches. A few farm outbuildings
were destroyed. A few houses had damage to the roof, or flashing
peeled off.

&&

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/Reagan

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Nashville TN
205 AM CDT Tue May 14 2024

...NWS Damage Survey for 05/08/24 Tornado Event - Update #3...

.Update...Updated all info for the Cedar Hill tornado.

.Cedar Hill EF-1 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.31 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/08/2024
Start Time:             02:43 PM CDT
Start Location:         7 S Adams / Robertson County / TN
Start Lat/Lon:          36.4717 / -87.1022

End Date:               05/08/2024
End Time:               02:49 PM CDT
End Location:           6 SSW Cedar Hill / Robertson County / TN
End Lat/Lon:            36.467 / -87.0631

Survey Summary:
An EF1 tornado touched down about 1 mile northeast of the I-24
and Stroudville Road intersection in far southwest Robertson
County and moved eastward. Several videos of the tornado were
taken by residents and stormchasers as the tornado crossed Winters
Road and Maxey Road, although the only damage was scattered blown
down trees. The tornado strengthened as it turned southeast and
followed Ridge Road, blowing down dozens of trees and damaging
several homes and barns. Three homes had shingle and roofing
material loss, along with gutter and soffit damage. One home had
14 trees snapped or uprooted, with one falling onto their home. An
older 20 by 40 barn on Ridge Rd south of Center Dr was picked up
and thrown in a northeasterly direction, with metal sheeting blown
into and wrapped around trees. The tornado took a sharp turn back
to the east and continued blowing down trees before it lifted
northeast of the Ridge Rd and Corlew Rd intersection.


.Columbia EF-3 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF3
Estimated Peak Wind:    140 mph
Path Length /statute/:  12.16 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   900 yards
Fatalities:             1
Injuries:               12

Start Date:             05/08/2024
Start Time:             05:37 PM CDT
Start Location:         3 ESE Columbia / Maury County / TN
Start Lat/Lon:          35.6095 / -87.0007

End Date:               05/08/2024
End Time:               06:07 PM CDT
End Location:           6 WNW Chapel Hill / Marshall County / TN
End Lat/Lon:            35.6622 / -86.8063

Survey Summary:
This EF-3 tornado touched down along the Duck River east of
Columbia and moved northeast causing tree damage and minor
structure damage on Iron Bridge Rd Mount Olivet Rd. Multiple homes
received substantial damage along Cothran Rd and Cranford Hollow
Rd before the tornado crossed Highway 412. More intense damage
began to occur on Old Highway 99 and Blackburn Lane where large
sections of roofs were removed from houses and hundreds of trees
were snapped or uprooted. The tornado reached its maximum strength
along Blackburn Rd and Lasea Rd where a large transmission power
truss collapsed, a house was destroyed with only a small interior
room left standing, and a doublewide mobile home was swept away.
The tornado continued northeast damaging additional homes and
blowing down trees before crossing I-65 near mile marker 47. More
homes were heavily damaged and a wide swath of trees was blown
down along Rally Hill Cutoff Rd and Kedron Rd. The tornado crossed
Highway 431 near Kedron Rd and continued to blown down trees as it
took a sharp southeastward jog before lifting east of Moses Road
in far western Marshall County.


.Christiana EF-0 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.02 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/08/2024
Start Time:             06:32 PM CDT
Start Location:         9 ESE Eagleville / Rutherford County / TN
Start Lat/Lon:          35.6936 / -86.5033

End Date:               05/08/2024
End Time:               06:36 PM CDT
End Location:           9 NW Bell Buckle / Rutherford County / TN
End Lat/Lon:            35.6975 / -86.4508

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 in all
directions 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.


.Prospect EF-2 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  5.91 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   600 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             05/08/2024
Start Time:             07:50 PM CDT
Start Location:         6 ENE Lester / Giles County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          35.0232 / -87.0405

End Date:               05/08/2024
End Time:               08:00 PM CDT
End Location:           3 SSW Elkton / Giles County / TN
End Lat/Lon:            35.0183 / -86.9367

Survey Summary:
This EF-2 tornado touched down along Case Road southwest of
Prospect where some trees were damaged. As the tornado continued
east, a home sustained roof damage, and a tied-down manufactured
home was completely removed from its base and destroyed. One
person was critically injured in the manufactured home. As the
tornado continued east, major tree damage occurred along Bethel
Prospect Road, a metal shop building was destroyed, and another
tied-down mobile was completely lifted off its base and wrapped
around a tree, with the remaining debris blown down a hillside.
More trees continued to be blown down with roof damage to some
homes and outbuildings as the tornado passed across the south
edge of the town of Prospect and crossed Veto Road. The tornado
continued to snap and uproot hundreds of trees as it moved up and
down hills along El Reed Road before crossing the Elk River and
dissipating.

&&

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.


$$

Barnwell/Hurley/Mueller/Shamburger

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