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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
353 PM CST WED NOV 7 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/06/2018 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE #3...
...EF-2 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN NORTHEAST FRANKLIN COUNTY, TN...

...UPDATE: TOUCHDOWN POINT WAS FOUND AND REMAINDER OF SURVEY FROM 
YESTERDAY WAS FINISHED. ENTIRE TRACK NOW COMPLETE...

.EAST ESTILL SPRINGS TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  15.59 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   500.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             11/06/2018
START TIME:             01:16 AM CST
START LOCATION:         5 W WINCHESTER / FRANKLIN COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          35.2078 / -86.2074

END DATE:               11/06/2018
END TIME:               01:26 AM CST
END LOCATION:           7 NNW SEWANEE / FRANKLIN COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            35.3079 / -85.9619

SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE SOUTHERN PERIPHERY OF
TIMS FORD LAKE ON AWALT DRIVE, SNAPPING AND UPROOTING A FEW
HARDWOOD TREES. IT THEN CROSSED TIMS FORD LAKE, SNAPPING MORE
TREES ON THE NORTHEASTERN SHORE ALONG RIDGEFIELD CIRCLE. MOVING
NORTHEAST, THE TORNADO DOWNED ADDITIONAL TREES ONTO CARPORTS AND
UPROOTED SMALL HARDWOOD TREES IN THE EASTBROOK COMMUNITY. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED MOVING NORTHEAST, SKIPPING ACROSS HIGHWAY
41 AND SNAPPING/UPROOTING HARDWOOD TREES ALONG PEABODY AND
DECHERD ESTILL ROADS. THE TORNADO HAD INCREASED TO EF1 INTENSITY
AT THIS POINT. 2 MILES SE OF ESTILL SPRINGS, THE TORNADO RAPIDLY
INTENSIFIED 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. THE COMMERCIAL NURSERY COMPANY
SUSTAINED MAJOR DAMAGE TO MOST OF ITS PROPERTY, INCLUDING SEVERAL
WELL-BUILT METAL BUILDING STRUCTURES. DAMAGE AT THIS POINT IN THE
PATH WAS NOTED AS 125-130MPH. THE TORNADO CONTINUED PRODUCING
SPORADIC DAMAGE AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST, CROSSING MONROE FLOYD
ROAD. THE TORNADO STRENGTHENED ONCE AGAIN AS IT APPROACHED GUM
CREEK AND KNIGHT ROADS. 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 YARD FROM SILOS AND GRAIN BINS IN THESE 
LOCATIONS, MEASURING AROUND 120MPH WINDS. THE TORNADO EXITED FRANKLIN 
COUNTY AS IT MOVED NORTHEASTWARD INTO COFFEE COUNTY. 

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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