Thursday, March 5, 2020

NWS: Latest Damage Survey from Tornadoes in West TN

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Memphis TN
611 PM CST Wed Mar 4 2020

...NWS Damage Survey For 03/02/20 Tornado Event - Update 1...

.OVERVIEW...
Preliminary damage survey of tornadoes in West Tennessee from the
evening of March 2, 2020. Includes new survey for Gibson County
and updated track for Carroll County.

.Tornado in Gibson County...

Rating: EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 95 mph
Path Length /Statute/: 7 miles
Path Width /Maximum/: 100 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date: 03/02/2020
Start Time: 1012 PM CST
Start Location: 3 SSW Bradford
Start Lat/Lon: 36.0323 / -88.8275

End Date: 03/02/2020
End Time: 1023 PM CST
End Location: 6 ESE Bradford
End Lat/Lon: 36.0534 / -88.7000

SURVEY SUMMARY:
Numerous tree damage, mobile homes and homes with roof damage. Grain
bins damaged. The worst damage was near Gann Road.

.Tornado in Carroll County...

Rating: EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind: around 125 mph
Path Length /Statute/: 14 miles
Path Width /Maximum/: 100 yards
Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0

Start Date: 03/02/2020
Start Time: 1041 PM CST
Start Location: 7 NW Huntingdon TN
Start Lat/Lon: 36.0811 / -88.5287

End Date: 03/02/2020
End Time: 1057 PM CST
End Location: 2 NW Bruceton TN
End Lat/Lon: 36.0792 / -88.2637

SURVEY SUMMARY:

Numerous tree damage along the path. Several houses, barns and
grain bins were damaged. The most damage was on Chapel Hill Road.

.Tornado in Benton County...

Rating: EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind: around 125 mph
Path Length /Statute/: 6 miles
Path Width /Maximum/: 150 yards
Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 2

Start Date: 03/02/2020
Start Time: 1105 PM CST
Start Location: 3 NW Camden TN
Start Lat/Lon: 36.0928 / -88.1189

End Date: 03/02/2020
End Time: 1114 PM CST
End Location: 2 N Eva TN
End Lat/Lon: 36.0942 / -88.0072

SURVEY SUMMARY:

A substantial amount of tree damage along the path. Several homes
and mobile homes were damaged along the path. The most damage was
in the Ballard Road area.
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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: 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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JEB/KRF/SGW

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