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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
408 PM CST MON DEC 13 2021

...PRELIMINARY NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 12/10/21 TORNADO EVENT- WEST
TENNESSEE PORTION- UPDATE 1...

.OVERVIEW...

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A LONG-TRACK TORNADO THAT CAUSED 
DAMAGE FROM NEWBERN, TN TO PARIS LANDING, TN AND EVENTUALLY 
CROSSED THE TENNESSEE RIVER. 

.TORNADO IN #1 NEWBERN TO PARIS LANDING...

RATING: EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 160 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 71.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 1038 YARDS 
FATALITIES: 0 
INJURIES: 5

START DATE: DEC 10 2021
START TIME: 1032 PM CST
START LOCATION: SW NEWBERN 
START LAT/LON: 36.12 / -89.26

END DATE: DEC 10 2021
END TIME: 1148 PM CST 
END LOCATION: PARIS LANDING 
END LAT/LON: 36.50 / -88.07

SURVEY SUMMARY: 

THE FIRST OBSERVED DAMAGE WAS A FEW MILES SOUTHWEST OF NEWBERN, 
TN NEAR WASHINGTON STREET. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST, UPROOTING 
AND SNAPPING NUMEROUS TREES ALONG ITS PATH. SEVERAL HOMES HAD 
SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE. THE TORNADO INITIALLY PRODUCED EF-1 
DAMAGE BUT WHILE PROGRESSING NORTHEAST, IT CONTINUED TO STRENGTHEN
AS IT APPROACHED DRESDEN, TN. SEVERAL BUILDINGS AND HOMES IN 
DOWNTOWN DRESDEN SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR WERE COMPLETELY 
DESTROYED. THE TORNADO SLIGHTLY WEAKENED AND MOVED NORTHEAST 
TOWARD PARIS LANDING AND EVENTUALLY CROSSED THE TENNESSEE RIVER 
INTO STEWART COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.


&&


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: 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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