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Severe Thunderstorms and Heavy Rain for the South-Central U.S.

Severe thunderstorms capable of very large hail, damaging wind, and a couple of tornadoes will be possible Monday afternoon into the night from portions of the central and southern High Plains into southwest Texas. A heavy rain event with flooding is expected in the southern Plains into western Arkansas through the end of the week. Read More >

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1156 PM CST FRI MAR 6 2020

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/02/20 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE 2...

.OVERVIEW...
PRELIMINARY DAMAGE SURVEY OF TORNADOES IN WEST TENNESSEE FROM THE 
EVENING OF MARCH 2, 2020. INCLUDES AND UPDATED SURVEY OF BENTON 
COUNTY WHICH EXTENDS INTO HUMPHREYS COUNTY. 

.TORNADO IN BENTON/HUMPREYS COUNTIES...

RATING: EF-2 
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: AROUND 125 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 19 MILES 
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 250 YARDS 
FATALITIES: 1 
INJURIES: 2

START DATE: 03/02/2020 
START TIME: 1105 PM CST 
START LOCATION: 3 NW CAMDEN / BENTON COUNTY /  TN 
START LAT/LON: 36.0928 / -88.1189

END DATE: 03/02/2020 
END TIME: 11:29 PM CST 
END LOCATION: 1 N WAVERLY / HUMPHREYS COUNTY / TN 
END LAT/LON: 36.1067 / -87.7842

SURVEY SUMMARY: 

THE TORNADO STARTED IN BENTON COUNTY NORTHWEST OF CAMDEN AND CAUSED 
A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF TREE DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH THE EXTENDED INTO 
THE TENNESSEE RIVER. SEVERAL HOMES AND MOBILE HOMES WERE DAMAGED 
ALONG THE PATH IN BENTON COUNTY. THE MOST DAMAGE, IN BENTON COUNTY, 
WAS IN THE BALLARD ROAD AREA.

THE TORNADO CONTINUED ACROSS THE TENNESSEE RIVER INTO HUMPHREYS 
COUNTY, AND DAMAGED HUNDREDS OF TREES ALONG THE RIVER ON CRYSTAL 
SPRINGS ROAD. IT THEN PROGRESSED EAST, AND DAMAGED/UPROOTED SEVERAL 
DOZEN TREES ALONG LUCAS RIDGE ROAD, HEMBY BRANCH ROAD, AND CLYDETON 
ROAD. THERE WAS ALSO SOME ROOF PANELS DAMAGED/REMOVED FROM A SMALL 
OUTBUILDING ON CLYDETON ROAD. ADDITIONAL TREES WERE UPROOTED ALONG 
BRAZZLE ROAD AND STEPHENSON ROAD JUST OFF HIGHWAY 13 BEFORE 
DISSIPATING AROUND HIGHWAY 13.


.TORNADO IN GIBSON COUNTY...

RATING: EF-1 
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 7 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 03/02/2020
START TIME: 1012 PM CST
START LOCATION: 3 SSW BRADFORD
START LAT/LON: 36.0323 / -88.8275

END DATE: 03/02/2020
END TIME: 1023 PM CST
END LOCATION: 6 ESE BRADFORD
END LAT/LON: 36.0534 / -88.7000

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
NUMEROUS TREE DAMAGE, MOBILE HOMES AND HOMES WITH ROOF DAMAGE. GRAIN
BINS DAMAGED. THE WORST DAMAGE WAS NEAR GANN ROAD. 

.TORNADO IN CARROLL COUNTY...

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: AROUND 125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 14 MILES 
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS 
FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 03/02/2020
START TIME: 1041 PM CST 
START LOCATION: 7 NW HUNTINGDON TN 
START LAT/LON: 36.0811 / -88.5287 

END DATE: 03/02/2020
END TIME: 1057 PM CST
END LOCATION: 2 NW BRUCETON TN
END LAT/LON: 36.0792 / -88.2637

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
NUMEROUS TREE DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH. SEVERAL HOUSES, 
BARNS AND GRAIN BINS WERE DAMAGED. THE MOST DAMAGE WAS ON CHAPEL 
HILL ROAD.


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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