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On November 17th, a line of showers and thunderstorms, moving ahead of a cold front during the evening hours, weakened as it moved over southern Tennessee and northwest Alabama.  A small portion of the line broke, and a weak tornado touched down briefly in Lincoln County, Tennessee around the Howell and Petersburg areas. 


 Tornado Surveys Completed 

NWS Huntsville Meteorologists surveyed damage near Howell in Lincoln County, TN on November 18th.  The damage occurred on November 17th, between 937 PM CDT and 940 PM CDT. Below is a summary of the information about this tornado.

(Click on the entries under the last column for track information and to look at damage pictures)

 Detailed Summary
EF Scale/Max Wind Speed (mph) 


Path Length (Miles)

Path Width (Yards) 

Starting Lat/.Long

Ending Lat/.Long

Track Images/Files

Howell, TN


85 MPH






KMZ - Points 

SPC Day 2 Outlook
Roof Damage to a trailer on Haysland Road Carport destroyed on Brown Teal Road