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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
616 PM CST TUE NOV 6 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR NOVEMBER 5-6, 2018 TORNADO EVENT... 

.OVERVIEW...MULTIPLE TORNADOES STRUCK MIDDLE TENNESSEE AFTER DARK
ON NOVEMBER 5TH-6TH. ADDITIONAL SURVEYS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE
COMING DAYS TO DETERMINE EXACTLY HOW MANY TORNADOES TOUCHED DOWN 
WITH THIS EVENT. AT THIS TIME, THE EF-2 CHRISTIANA TORNADO IS THE 
STRONGEST TORNADO (135MPH) TO STRIKE MIDDLE TENNESSEE SINCE 
DECEMBER 23, 2015, WHICH WAS ALSO A TORNADO EVENT THAT OCCURRED AT
NIGHT DURING SECONDARY SEVERE WEATHER SEASON. 

.EF-2 TORNADO IN CHRISTIANA TN...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    135 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  8.36 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YARDS 
FATALITIES: 1 
INJURIES:3

START DATE:             11/06/2018
START TIME:             12:16 AM CST
START LOCATION:         9 SE EAGLEVILLE / BEDFORD COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          35.6523 / -86.5295

END DATE:               11/06/2018
END TIME:               12:26 AM CST
END LOCATION: 8 NNW BELL BUCKLE / RUTHERFORD COUNTY / TN 
END LAT/LON: 35.7053 / -86.4016

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THE CHRISTIANA TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN IN FAR NORTHERN BEDFORD
COUNTY OFF OF KIMMONS ROAD AND LONGVIEW ROAD PRODUCING DAMAGE TO
AN OUTBUILDING AND A FEW TREES. THIS TORNADO THEN QUICKLY
INCREASED IN INTENSITY TO EF-2 AS THE TORNADO APPROACHED THE
BEDFORD/RUTHERFORD COUNTY LINE WHERE TWO HOUSES ACROSS THE STREET
FROM ONE ANOTHER WERE DAMAGED/DESTROYED ON KINGDOM ROAD WHICH
TURNS INTO MIDLAND FOSTERVILLE ROAD. A WELL BUILT SMALL BRICK HOME
HAD ITS ROOF BLOWN OFF AND BRICK WALLS BLOWN IN ON THE HOMEOWNER
CAUSING ONE MINOR INJURY. AS THE EF-2 TORNADO CONTINUED 
NORTHEAST, IT STRUCK A NEW 3000 SQ FT HOME ON MIDLAND CRESCENT 
ROAD WHERE UNFORTUNATELY ONE FATALITY WAS REPORTED AS THE LARGE 
HOME FLIPPED 90 DEGREES OFF OF ITS FOUNDATION ONTO ITS SIDE. 
ANOTHER HOME ON ROCK SPRINGS ROAD TOOK A DIRECT HIT FROM THIS EF-2
TORNADO AND LOST ITS ROOF AND 3RD FLOOR. THIS HOME WAS BUILT IN 
THE 1800S AND REMODELED IN 2004. THE HOMEOWNERS WERE INSIDE, 
RECEIVED THE WARNING, AND TOOK APPROPRIATE SHELTER ON THE LOWEST 
FLOOR. TWO 70FT TALL SILOS WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED ON THIS ROAD 
BEFORE THE TORNADO FINALLY WEAKENED TO AN EF-1 AS IT STRUCK A 
MOBILE HOME ON ROCK SPRINGS ROAD BEFORE DISSIPATING NEAR HIGHWAY 
231. TWO INJURIES WERE REPORTED IN THIS MOBILE HOME.

.EF-1 TORNADO IN CANNON/DEKALB TN...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  8.82 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   350.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             11/06/2018
START TIME:             12:51 AM CST
START LOCATION:         1 ESE AUBURNTOWN / CANNON COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          35.937 / -86.077

END DATE:               11/06/2018
END TIME:               01:02 AM CST
END LOCATION:           2 SSE DOWELLTOWN / DE KALB COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            35.9865 / -85.9335

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THE EF-1 TORNADO BEGAN NEAR AUBURNTOWN IN CANNON COUNTY ON
HURRICANE CREEK ROAD. THIS TORNADO THEN TRAVELED UP AND DOWN
SEVERAL DIFFERENT LARGE HILLS AND HOLLOWS CAUSING SPORADIC DAMAGE
TO TREES. A CARPORT AND A WELL BUILT TAXIDERMY BARN WAS COMPLETELY
DESTROYED OFF OF SYCAMORE CREEK ROAD. THIS TORNADO THEN CROSSED
INTO DEKALB COUNTY AND CAUSED ADDITIONAL TREE DAMAGE ON HIGHWAY 
53. A HOUSE ON CLEAR FORK ROAD SUSTAINED DAMAGE TO THE ROOF AND 
WOOD SIDING. AFTER THE TORNADO TRAVELED THROUGH MORE HOLLOWS AND 
HILLS CAUSING ADDITIONAL TREE DAMAGE, IT FINALLY LIFTED NEAR DRY 
CREEK ROAD. 


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.

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