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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
100 PM CDT FRI MAY 14 2021

...UPDATED NWS DAMAGE SURVEYS FOR MAY 4, 2021 TORNADO EVENT...

.SUMMARY...

A TOTAL OF 14 EF-0 TORNADOES HAVE NOW BEEN DETERMINED TO HAVE 
TOUCHED DOWN FROM THE EARLY MORNING SEVERE WEATHER EVENT OF MAY 
4, 2021. AT LEAST 4 OF THESE TORNADOES WERE CAPTURED ON VIDEO BY 
LOCAL RESIDENTS. IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADOES, SIGNIFICANT 
STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE ALSO AFFECTED MANY OTHER AREAS OF 
MIDDLE TENNESSEE, AND WAS JUST AS DAMAGING AS THE TORNADOES IN
MANY CASES. THANKFULLY, NO INJURIES OR DEATHS HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

AS OF TODAY, THE 2021 YEARLY TOTAL OF TORNADOES ACROSS MIDDLE 
TENNESSEE HAS REACHED 20, WITH THREE TORNADOES OCCURRING IN 
MARCH, ONE IN APRIL, AND SIXTEEN IN MAY.

SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO MIDDLE TENNESSEE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, 
TSPOTTER COORDINATORS, AND THE PUBLIC FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE AND 
HELPFUL INFORMATION WITH THESE DIFFICULT AND LENGTHY STORM 
SURVEYS.


.JOELTON TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.90 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/04/2021
START TIME:             05:54 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         8 SW GREENBRIER / CHEATHAM COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          36.3537 / -86.92

END DATE:               05/04/2021
END TIME:               06:00 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           4 SW RIDGETOP / DAVIDSON COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            36.3474 / -86.8324

SURVEY SUMMARY:
AN EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR COTTON HARRIS ROAD ALONG THE
CHEATHAM/DAVIDSON COUNTY LINE AND MOVED EASTWARD ACROSS NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF JOELTON, BLOWING DOWN DOZENS OF TREES AND LARGE TREE
LIMBS ON HARPER ROAD, BAXTER ROAD, WILKINSON ROAD AND STRAWBERRY
HILL ROAD. THE TORNADO LIFTED EAST OF RIDGEWOOD ROAD.


.NORTH ROBERTSON TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.76 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   25.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/04/2021
START TIME:             05:56 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         5 NNE SPRINGFIELD / ROBERTSON COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          36.5621 / -86.8271

END DATE:               05/04/2021
END TIME:               05:58 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           6 NE SPRINGFIELD / ROBERTSON COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            36.5627 / -86.7961

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THIS SMALL EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NORTH OF LAKEVIEW ROAD AND
MOVED EASTWARD ACROSS CALVERT ROAD, HEAVILY DAMAGING AN
OUTBUILDING, BLOWING MUCH OF THE ROOF OFF A LARGE BARN, AND
KNOCKING DOWN SEVERAL TREES. MORE TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN AND A
CARPORT WAS DESTROYED ON HANCOCK ROAD BEFORE THE TORNADO LIFTED
NEAR CHARLES DORRIS ROAD.


.GREENBRIER TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.21 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/04/2021
START TIME:             06:01 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         3 NNE GREENBRIER / ROBERTSON COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          36.4675 / -86.7798

END DATE:               05/04/2021
END TIME:               06:04 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           4 W WHITE HOUSE / ROBERTSON COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            36.472 / -86.742

SURVEY SUMMARY:
AN EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NORTH OF MORTON ROAD TO THE NORTHEAST
OF GREENBRIER AND MOVED EASTWARD. NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN,
AN OUTDOOR SHED WAS DESTROYED, AND A HOME ON DISTILLERY ROAD
SUFFERED MINOR DAMAGE. MORE TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ON GIDEON ROAD
WITH AT LEAST TWO HOMES DAMAGED BY FALLING TREES. ADDITIONAL TREES
WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG HERBERT SHANNON ROAD BEFORE THE TORNADO 
LIFTED NEAR HIGHWAY 76. 

SOUTH OF THE TORNADO TRACK, A 1/4 MILE SWATH OF STRAIGHT-LINE 
WIND DAMAGE ALSO BLEW DOWN SEVERAL TREES ON MORTON ROAD AND GIDEON
ROAD.


.ORLINDA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  9.40 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/04/2021
START TIME:             06:02 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         5 WNW CROSS PLAINS / ROBERTSON COUNTY /
TN
START LAT/LON:          36.5732 / -86.7618

END DATE:               05/04/2021
END TIME:               06:14 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           4 SSW BLACK JACK / SUMNER COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            36.5781 / -86.5951

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THIS EF-0 TORNADO BEGAN ALONG HENRY ROAD SOUTHWEST OF ORLINDA
WHERE IT BLEW DOWN SEVERAL TREES. MOVING EASTWARD, THE TORNADO
SNAPPED AND UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES ALONG DOSS ROAD WITH ONE TREE
FALLING ONTO A HOME. TWO OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED ON DIXON
ROAD, AND TREE LIMBS WERE KNOCKED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF EAST
ROBERTSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. NUMEROUS ADDITIONAL TREES WERE
BLOWN DOWN ON PLEASANT HILL ROAD AND A SHED WAS BLOWN INTO THE
ROADWAY AND DESTROYED. FURTHER TO THE EAST, A BARN WAS DAMAGED ON
STARKS ROAD, AND MORE TREES WERE UPROOTED ON ROCK HOUSE ROAD AND
HIGHWAY 31W. THE TORNADO DISSIPATED INTO A LARGE MICROBURST THAT
BLEW DOWN SEVERAL TREES IN NEIGHBORHOODS ALONG WEST HARPER ROAD
AND JERNIGAN ROAD, WITH BOTH ROADWAYS BLOCKED.


.GOODLETTSVILLE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6.37 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/04/2021
START TIME:             06:03 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         3 SSW RIDGETOP / DAVIDSON COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          36.348 / -86.7939

END DATE:               05/04/2021
END TIME:               06:12 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           2 SE MILLERSVILLE / SUMNER COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            36.358 / -86.6808

SURVEY SUMMARY:
AN EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG GREER ROAD NORTHWEST OF
GOODLETTSVILLE AND MOVED EASTWARD, BLOWING DOWN DOZENS OF TREES,
POWER LINES AND SOME POWER POLES AS IT MOVED ACROSS LAKESIDE
DRIVE, FREEMAN HOLLOW ROAD, LICKTON PIKE, OLD SPRINGFIELD ROAD,
AND HIGHWAY 41. MORE TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ON THE EAST SIDE OF
GOODLETTSVILLE ON PATTON BRANCH ROAD AND MADISON CREEK ROAD
BEFORE THE TORNADO LIFTED.


.WHITE HOUSE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    65 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.71 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   25.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/04/2021
START TIME:             06:10 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         1 NE WHITE HOUSE / ROBERTSON COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          36.4684 / -86.6593

END DATE:               05/04/2021
END TIME:               06:11 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           1 ENE WHITE HOUSE / SUMNER COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            36.4705 / -86.6468

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A SMALL, BRIEF AND WEAK EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN WHITE HOUSE
ALONG HIGHWAY 76 JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 31W, THEN MOVED NORTHEAST
ACROSS THE HIGHWAY 31W AND PORTLAND ROAD INTERSECTION AREA BEFORE
LIFTING NEAR REIDWAY DRIVE. A FEW TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN WEST OF
HIGHWAY 31W AND THE SHEET METAL ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF A BUILDING.
PART OF THE METAL ROOF WAS ALSO BLOWN OFF A VARIETY STORE ON
PORTLAND ROAD AND A FEW MORE TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN BEFORE THE 
TORNADO LIFTED. A RESIDENT CAPTURED THE SMALL TORNADO ON VIDEO AS 
HE DROVE SOUTH ON HIGHWAY 31.

SOUTH OF THE TORNADO TRACK, A 1/2 TO 3/4 MILE WIDE SWATH OF
STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE AFFECTED NEIGHBORHOODS FROM RAYMOND
HIRSCH PARKWAY EASTWARD ACROSS TYREE SPRINGS ROAD, PALMERS CHAPEL
ROAD, CHRISTIANA DRIVE, FERN VALLEY ROAD, AND SHUN PIKE.
SCATTERED TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN IN THIS AREA AND A FEW HOMES
SUFFERED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE. 


.GALLATIN TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.88 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   0.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/04/2021
START TIME:             06:21 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         5 NNE HENDERSONVILLE / SUMNER COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          36.3542 / -86.5601

END DATE:               05/04/2021
END TIME:               06:25 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           3 SW GALLATIN / SUMNER COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            36.3604 / -86.4954

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THIS EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG SAUNDERSVILLE ROAD NORTH OF
COUNTRY HILLS GOLF COURSE, SNAPPING POWER POLES AND UPROOTING
TREES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO INTERMITTENTLY TOUCH DOWN AS IT
MOVED EASTWARD, AND WAS CAPTURED ON VIDEO ALONG BIG STATION CAMP
BLVD NEAR SPRINGDALE LANE. SEVERAL TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG
VIETNAM VETERANS BLVD, AND TWO LARGE BARNS WERE COMPLETELY
DESTROYED ON ST BLAISE ROAD. THE TORNADO WEAKENED QUICKLY AS IT
PASSED THROUGH THE WEST SIDE OF THE VOL STATE COLLEGE CAMPUS AND
A PUBLIX SUPERMARKET PARKING LOT ON HIGHWAY 31E, BLOWING DOWN A
FEW TREES AND SIGNS BEFORE LIFTING.


.CASTALIAN SPRINGS TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6.86 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   0.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/04/2021
START TIME:             06:31 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         2 ESE GALLATIN / SUMNER COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          36.3567 / -86.4174

END DATE:               05/04/2021
END TIME:               06:39 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           7 WSW HARTSVILLE / SUMNER COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            36.3697 / -86.298

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THIS EF-0 TORNADO BEGAN ON THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF GALLATIN NEAR
COLES FERRY ROAD AND MOVED EASTWARD, BLOWING DOWN NUMEROUS TREES
ON STEAM PLANT ROAD, NEWTON LANE, HIDDEN COVE ROAD, CAIRO ROAD,
AND LAKEVIEW ROAD. TREES CONTINUED TO BE BLOWN DOWN AS THE
TORNADO PASSED SOUTH OF CASTALIAN SPRINGS ON EAST ROBERTSON ROAD,
HARSH LANE, MACEDONIA ROAD, AND CORUM HILL ROAD BEFORE THE
TORNADO DISSIPATED.


.WEST TROUSDALE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5.05 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/04/2021
START TIME:             06:38 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         8 ENE GALLATIN / SUMNER COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          36.4226 / -86.3137

END DATE:               05/04/2021
END TIME:               06:44 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           4 W HARTSVILLE / TROUSDALE COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            36.403 / -86.228

SURVEY SUMMARY:
AN EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG ROCK SPRINGS ROAD SOUTH OF
CHENAULT LANE, HEAVILY DAMAGING A BARN AND BLOWING DOWN NUMEROUS
TREES. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED EAST ACROSS LAUDERDALE LANE AND
HOMER SCOTT ROAD, CONTINUING TO BLOW DOWN TREES. TURNING MORE
SOUTHEAST AND ENTERING TROUSDALE COUNTY, THE TORNADO DAMAGED
SEVERAL HOMES AND BLEW DOWN DOZENS OF TREES ALONG HIGHWAY 231,
TEMPLOW ROAD, BASS ROAD, WALNUT GROVE ROAD, AND GORE LANE. THE
TORNADO DISSIPATED INTO A LARGE DOWNBURST THAT CAUSED WIDESPREAD
STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE ALONG HIGHWAY 25 AS WELL AS IN AND
AROUND THE CITY OF HARTSVILLE.


.EAST TROUSDALE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.27 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   0.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/04/2021
START TIME:             06:54 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         2 ENE HARTSVILLE / TROUSDALE COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          36.3945 / -86.1153

END DATE:               05/04/2021
END TIME:               06:58 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           5 E HARTSVILLE / TROUSDALE COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            36.3797 / -86.0613

SURVEY SUMMARY:
AN EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF THE CATO COMMUNITY AND
MOVED SOUTHEAST, DAMAGING A BUSINESS AT HIGHWAY 10 AND FORT
BLOUNT ROAD. THE TORNADO CONTINUED THROUGH RURAL AREAS BLOWING
DOWN TREES ALONG GLASGOW BRANCH ROAD AND LICK CREEK ROAD BEFORE
LIFTING.


.LAFAYETTE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    65 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.93 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   25.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/04/2021
START TIME:             06:56 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         1 WNW LAFAYETTE / MACON COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          36.5314 / -86.0504

END DATE:               05/04/2021
END TIME:               06:58 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           1 SSE LAFAYETTE / MACON COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            36.5097 / -86.0288

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THIS SMALL, WEAK TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON BRATTOWNTOWN CIRCLE ON
THE WEST SIDE OF LAFAYETTE AND MOVED SOUTHEAST, KNOCKING DOWN
SEVERAL TREES AND PARTIALLY BLOWING THE ROOF OFF A CONVENIENCE
STORE ON HIGHWAY 52. LAFAYETTE EMS PERSONNEL CAPTURED THE TORNADO
ON VIDEO AS IT PASSED SOUTH OF THEIR STATION AT HARTSVILLE ROAD 
AND HIGHWAY 52. THE TORNADO IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE LIFTED NEAR HUNT 
LANE.


.ALEXANDRIA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.03 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   25.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/04/2021
START TIME:             07:20 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         1 S ALEXANDRIA / DE KALB COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          36.0571 / -86.0347

END DATE:               05/04/2021
END TIME:               07:21 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           2 SE ALEXANDRIA / DE KALB COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            36.058 / -86.0161

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THIS SMALL, BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF
ALEXANDRIA. SECURITY VIDEO CAMERAS AT A HOME ON OLD LIBERTY ROAD
CAPTURED THE TORNADO AS THE ROOF AND BACK PORCH WERE BLOWN OFF 
THE HOUSE. THE TORNADO IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE LIFTED EAST OF 
NASHVILLE HIGHWAY.


.SMITHVILLE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.92 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/04/2021
START TIME:             07:43 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         3 NNE SMITHVILLE / DE KALB COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          36.0021 / -85.8028

END DATE:               05/04/2021
END TIME:               07:47 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           4 ENE SMITHVILLE / DE KALB COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            35.9837 / -85.7564

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THIS EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG COCONUT RIDGE ROAD NORTH OF
SMITHVILLE, BLOWING DOWN SEVERAL TREES. MOVING SOUTHEAST, THE
TORNADO CROSSED HIGHWAY 56 AND MOVED DOWN HOLIDAY HAVEN ROAD,
DAMAGING SEVERAL HOMES AND BARNS AND CONTINUING TO BLOW DOWN
TREES. THE TORNADO APPEARED TO LIFT NEAR ASHBURN ROAD.


.NORTH SPARTA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.11 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/04/2021
START TIME:             08:07 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         3 NNW SPARTA / WHITE COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          35.9738 / -85.4938

END DATE:               05/12/2021
END TIME:               08:09 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           2 NNW SPARTA / WHITE COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            35.9635 / -85.4786

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THIS SMALL EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE NORTH SIDE OF SPARTA
NEAR FRANKLIN AVENUE AND SPRING STREET, MOVING SOUTHEAST, THE
TORNADO HEAVILY DAMAGED A BARN ON ROBERTS MATTHEWS HIGHWAY AND
BLEW DOWN SEVERAL TREES AT THE SPARTA DRIVE-IN THEATRE. MORE
TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ON EDGEWOOD DRIVE BEFORE THE TORNADO
LIFTED. 

ON THE WEST SIDE OF SPARTA ALONG OLD SMITHVILLE HIGHWAY AND
HIGHWAY 70, STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO 
TREES, OUTBUILDINGS, AND SOME HOMES.


&&

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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