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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
439 PM CST TUE NOV 6 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/05/18 TORNADO EVENT UPDATE #1...
...EF-2 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN NORTHEAST FRANKLIN COUNTY, TN...

.EAST ESTILL SPRINGS TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  8.73 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   500.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             11/06/2018
START TIME:             01:16 AM CST
START LOCATION:         1 E ESTILL SPRINGS / FRANKLIN COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          35.2615 / -86.1034

END DATE:               11/06/2018
END TIME:               01:26 AM CST
END LOCATION:           7 NNW SEWANEE / FRANKLIN COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            35.309 / -85.961

SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 2 MILES SE OF ESTILL SPRINGS,
RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING AS IT CROSSED AEDC ROAD. THE SURVEY TEAM
FOUND WIDESPREAD DAMAGE TO HOMES AND HARDWOOD TREES IN THE PENILE
HILL AND ALLRED ROADS AREA. HOMES HERE LOST MOST IF NOT ALL OF
THEIR ROOF MATERIAL, AND LARGE 3-4 FOOT DIAMETER TREES WERE
SNAPPED. THE WORST HOME DAMAGE OCCURRED HERE, WITH WALLS
COLLAPSING ON A WELL-BUILT SINGLE FAMILY HOME. THIS WAS THE
HIGHEST RATED DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH, TOPPING OUT AT 130MPH, AND
MEASURING ABOUT 500 YARDS WIDE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED PRODUCING 
SPORADIC DAMAGE AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST, CROSSING MONROE FLOYD ROAD.
A WELL-CONSTRUCTED BARN WAS STRIPPED OF ITS ROOF AT THIS 
LOCATION, ALONG WITH SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS THAT WERE DESTROYED. 
PATH WIDTH AT THIS POINT WAS ABOUT 300 YARDS WIDE. THE TORNADO 
STRENGTHENED ONCE AGAIN AS IT APPROACHED GUM CREEK AND KNIGHT 
ROADS. AT THIS LOCATION, A SINGLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME WAS ROLLED FROM
ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION, HEAVILY DAMAGING THE FRAME. DAMAGE WAS 
ALSO SUSTAINED TO SEVERAL HOMES IN THIS AREA, WITH NUMEROUS POWER 
POLES SNAPPED. GRAIN SOLOS WERE DESTROYED AND DEBRIS SCATTERED FOR
SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS AT THIS SITE ALONG THE PATH. DAMAGE IN THIS
LOCATION UNTIL THE END OF THE TRACK OUT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, TN 
RETAINED ITS EF2 STATUS, DEMOLISHING BARNS, ROLLING/DESTROYING 
MOBILE HOMES, AND SNAPPING/UPROOTING NUMEROUS LARGE HARDWOOD TREES
AND POWER POLES. DEBRIS WAS STREWN SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS FROM 
SILOS AND GRAIN BINS IN THESE LOCATIONS, KEEPING WITH AROUND 
120MPH WINDS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NE INTO COFFEE COUNTY.

A SECOND DAY OF SURVEYING IS NEEDED ON NOVEMBER 7TH TO COMPLETE
THIS TORNADO TRACK. AN OFFICIAL START POINT NEEDS TO BE ASSIGNED
TOMORROW SOUTHWEST OF ESTILL SPRINGS, TN. ANOTHER SURVEY TEAM WILL
COMPLETE THIS TASK TOMORROW, AND WILL SEND AN UPDATED PNS
STATEMENT UPDATING THEIR FINDINGS. 

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 200MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200MPH

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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