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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Storm Survey Update
Public Information Statement 5:40 PM CDT
May 03, 2011
...Additional damage surveys completed Monday and Tuesday...
...5 additional tornadoes surveyed from April 27th...
Below is preliminary information on 6 additional surveys completed by the NWS and local emergency management over the past two days. Additional information will be released Wednesday morning.
An EF1 tornado with maximum winds 90 to 100 mph touched down around 530 am in northeast Marshall County. Damage began just west of the intersection of Hwy 31a and thick Rd. The damage path was approximately 3 miles long. Maximum path width was 100 yds.
An EF1 tornado with maximum winds 90 to 100 mph touched down around 615 am in extreme southeast Bedford County. Damage was centered along Magnolia Lane and winding way Rd. The damage path in Bedford and Coffee counties was approximately 1 mile long. Maximum path width was 75 yds.
An EF0 tornado with maximum winds 70 to 80 mph briefly touched down around 645 am in northeast Coffee County. Damage was noted along Swan and rock roads. The damage path was around 1 mile long and 50 yds wide.
An EF1 tornado with maximum winds 105 to 110 mph affected areas between Viola and Morrison in Warren County around 650 am. Damage began northwest of Viola on Highway 287. The damage then followed Highway 108. The damage path was approximately 4 miles long. Maximum path width was 100 yds.
Damage over northern Giles County was due to straight line winds.
...The following tornado happened in the late afternoon of 4/27...
An EF0 tornado with maximum winds 70 to 80 mph briefly touched down around 6 PM in Grundy County. Initial damage was noted 3 miles southeast of Altamont along Fletcher strip Road. The damage path was around 1 mile long and 50 yds wide.
This brings the total number of tornadoes in NWS nashville's 39 County Warning Area to a total of 9 from the storms of April 27th.