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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
619 PM EST SUN JAN 12 2020 /519 PM CST SUN JAN 12 2020/


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 1/11/20 TORNADO EVENT...

A STRONG COLD FRONT CROSSED THE REGION DURING THE EVENING HOURS 
ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020. A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS 
DEVELOPED AHEAD OF THIS FRONT AND PRODUCED WIDESPREAD STRAIGHT 
LINE WIND DAMAGE ACROSS THE REGION. A BRIEF AREA OF ROTATION 
FORMED WITHIN THIS SQUALL LINE OVER EASTERN CLAIBORNE COUNTY. THIS
BRIEF CIRCULATION SPAWNED A WEAK EF-0 TORNADO THAT MADE A BRIEF 
AND INTERMITTENT DAMAGE PATH THROUGH THE NORTH SIDES OF NEW 
TAZEWELL AND TAZEWELL.

.TAZEWELL, TN TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    65 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   30 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             01/11/2020
START TIME:             05:55 PM EST
START LOCATION:         0.3 MILES NW NEW TAZEWELL / CLAIBORNE COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          36.4452 / -83.6048

END DATE:               01/11/2020
END TIME:               05:58 PM EST
END LOCATION:           1.7 MILES NNE TAZEWELL / CLAIBORNE COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            36.4775 / -83.5638

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN ON PINE AVENUE
TO THE NW OF NEW TAZEWELL BLOWING OFF HALF OF THE ROOF OF A BARN
AND UPROOTING OR SNAPPING SEVERAL TREES. THE TORNADO THEN PRODUCED
SUB-SEVERE DAMAGE UNTIL IT UPROOTED A LARGE PINE TREE ONTO A 
HOUSE ON CHEROKEE CIRCLE AND DAMAGED ROOF SHINGLES AND SHUTTERS OF
A HOUSE ON LINDEN STREET. THE HOUSE ON LINDEN STREET HAD A 
QUARTER OF THE ROOF SHINGLES PEELED OFF ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER 
ALONG WITH TWO WINDOW SHUTTERS BLOWN OFF ON THE SAME SIDE. SUB-
SEVERE DAMAGE THEN CONTINUED ALONG THE PATH UNTIL MURPHY MILL ROAD
WHERE SOFFITS WERE DAMAGED ON THE FRONT PORCH OF A HOUSE AND 
MULTIPLE TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS ON
THE PROPERTIES ACROSS THE STREET.

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 EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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