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Issued: 3:15 AM CST Nov. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... NWS damage survey for November 18 tornado event...

... Corrected times and information for Gladeville tornado...

.Overview...
So far, two EF-1 tornadoes as well as several areas of severe
straight- line winds have been surveyed across middle Tennessee.
More damage assessments will be forthcoming in the following days
and all of this information is preliminary and subject to change.

.Joelton EF-1 tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 105 mph
path length /statute/: 2.25 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: November 18, 2017
start time: 429 PM
start location: 1.3 miles west of Joelton
start lat/lon: 36.318/-86.889

End date: November 18, 2017
end time: 432 PM
end location: 1 mile northeast of Joelton
end_lat/lon: 36.328/-86.852

Survey summary:

Tornado started just south of Interstate 24 as a weak EF-0 just
west of Joelton causing damage mostly to trees and outbuildings
on Clarksville Pike. The tornado crossed Interstate 24 and
intensified as it struck several neighborhoods off of Union Hill
Road. Significant roof damage occurred to two homes with dozens
of mature trees snapped and uprooted. Power poles were snapped as
well. The tornado rapidly dissipated close to Wilkinson Road.



.Gladeville EF-1 tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 10.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: November 18, 2017
start time: 452 PM
start location: 3 miles north of La Vergne
start lat/lon: 36.068/-86.574

End date: November 18, 2017
end time: 506 PM
end location: 0.5 miles east of Gladeville
end_lat/lon: 36.116/-86.403

Survey summary:

Tornado began as a weak EF-0 tornado in far southeastern Davidson
County causing mostly minor tree and roof damage on Hampton drive
before crossing Percy Priest Lake. More damage was observed in
the far northwest portion of Rutherford County before the tornado
intensified to EF-1 and moved into southern Wilson County. The
most significant damage was surveyed in Gladeville where dozens of
trees were snapped or uprooted and several outbuildings were
destroyed. A few homes sustained roof damage especially in the
stonefield neighborhood and a church had the steeple and a wall
knocked off. The tornado lifted just east of Odum Lane.


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.


Hurley/hawblitzel


315 am CST Mon Nov 20 2017

... NWS damage survey for November 18 tornado event...

... Corrected times and information for Gladeville tornado...

.Overview...
So far, two EF-1 tornadoes as well as several areas of severe
straight- line winds have been surveyed across middle Tennessee.
More damage assessments will be forthcoming in the following days
and all of this information is preliminary and subject to change.

.Joelton EF-1 tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 105 mph
path length /statute/: 2.25 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: November 18, 2017
start time: 429 PM
start location: 1.3 miles west of Joelton
start lat/lon: 36.318/-86.889

End date: November 18, 2017
end time: 432 PM
end location: 1 mile northeast of Joelton
end_lat/lon: 36.328/-86.852

Survey summary:

Tornado started just south of Interstate 24 as a weak EF-0 just
west of Joelton causing damage mostly to trees and outbuildings
on Clarksville Pike. The tornado crossed Interstate 24 and
intensified as it struck several neighborhoods off of Union Hill
Road. Significant roof damage occurred to two homes with dozens
of mature trees snapped and uprooted. Power poles were snapped as
well. The tornado rapidly dissipated close to Wilkinson Road.



.Gladeville EF-1 tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 10.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: November 18, 2017
start time: 452 PM
start location: 3 miles north of La Vergne
start lat/lon: 36.068/-86.574

End date: November 18, 2017
end time: 506 PM
end location: 0.5 miles east of Gladeville
end_lat/lon: 36.116/-86.403

Survey summary:

Tornado began as a weak EF-0 tornado in far southeastern Davidson
County causing mostly minor tree and roof damage on Hampton drive
before crossing Percy Priest Lake. More damage was observed in
the far northwest portion of Rutherford County before the tornado
intensified to EF-1 and moved into southern Wilson County. The
most significant damage was surveyed in Gladeville where dozens of
trees were snapped or uprooted and several outbuildings were
destroyed. A few homes sustained roof damage especially in the
stonefield neighborhood and a church had the steeple and a wall
knocked off. The tornado lifted just east of Odum Lane.


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.


Hurley/hawblitzel

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