Tuesday, October 2, 2012

UPDATED: Tornado Report

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 3:24 PM CDT on October 02, 2012

...NWS storm survey team confirmed an EF-0 tornado near
Statesville in Wilson County Tennessee...
Location...Statesville in Wilson County Tennessee
estimated time...5:07 PM
maximum ef-scale rating...EF-0
estimated maximum wind speed...85 mph
maximum path width...100 yards
path length...2 miles
beginning lat/Lon...36.01 / 86.14w
ending lat/Lon...36.03 / 86.13w
* fatalities...0
* injuries...0

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
  change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
  NWS storm data.

The National Weather Service in Nashville TN has confirmed a
tornado near Statesville in Wilson County Tennessee on October
first 2012.

An EF-0 tornado touched down southwest of the intersection of
Knight Creek Road and Greenvale Road near Statesville then moved
northeast before ending along Highway 267 northwest of
Statesville. Structural damage along the path included one mobile
home sliding off its foundation...four sheds lofted or rolled and
destroyed...and aluminum roofing that was blown hundreds of yards.
Multiple trees were also blown down along the path.

This is the first tornado on record to occur during the month of
October in Wilson County.

This information can also be found on our website at

For reference...
The Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories:

EF0...wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1...wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2...wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3...wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4...wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5...wind speeds greater than 200 mph.

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