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April 4, 2011 map

April 4, 2011 Tornadoes
# Counties Rating Time (CST) Length (miles) Width (yards) Fatalities Injuries
1 Humphreys EF1 1219 2.90 75 0 0
2 Dickson EF1 1233 7.25 150 0 0
3 Cheatham EF0 1252 0.81 50 0 0
4 Williamson/Davidson/Rutherford EF1 1320 4.90 100 0 0
5 Davidson/Wilson EF0 1415 8.77 50 0 0


Reports & Outlooks
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EF1 Waverly Tornado
Counties: Humphreys
Time: 12:19 PM - 1:22 PM CST
EF Scale: EF1
Wind Speed Estimate: 100 MPH
Damage Path Length: 2.9 Miles
Damage Path Width: 75 Yards
Start Point: 36.0841 N / 87.8069 W
End Point: 36.0850 N / 87.7550 W
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Initial damage was noted just west of Waverly near the intersection of Bowen Hills Drive and U.S. Highway 70. The damage continued directly through downtown Waverly for approximately 2.9 miles. The last evidence of damage was near the intersection of Fairfield Drive and U.S. Highway 70. The damage path was very narrow, with a maximum width of only 75 yards. In addition to dozens of snapped and uprooted trees, several businesses in Waverly suffered significant roof damage. Signs and overhangs were also torn off by the winds, and there were several homes and vehicles crushed by falling trees.


EF1 Tennessee City Tornado
Counties: Dickson
Time: 12:33 PM CST
EF Scale: EF1
Wind Speed Estimate: 110 MPH
Damage Path Length: 7.25 Miles
Damage Path Width: 150 Yards
Start Point: 36.0952 N / 87.5390 W
End Point: 36.0845 N / 87.4099 W
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0

Initial damage was noted along U.S. Highway 70 approximately 1 mile west of Tennessee City in western Dickson County. Damage was nearly continuous along a 7.3 mile track into the west side of the city of Dickson. The last evidence of damage was just west of Dickson Lake. The maximum path width of the tornado was nearly 150 yards. Hundreds of hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted along the damage path. Several structures experienced significant roof damage including a fire hall in Tennessee City. Several outbuildings and barns were also heavily damaged.


EF0 Ashland City Tornado
Counties: Cheatham
Time: 12:52 PM CST
EF Scale: EF0
Damage Path Length: 0.81 Miles
Damage Path Width: 50 Yards
Start Point: 36.25 N / 87.07 W
End Point: 36.25 N / 87.06 W
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Dozens of trees were snapped and uprooted extending from the edge of the Cheatham State Wildlife Management Area across River Road. There was some damage visible in an inaccessible area on the east side of the Cumberland River. The damage path likely extended further into the recreation area but the survey team could not access this area.


EF1 Cane Ridge Park/Smyrna Tornado
Counties: Williamson/Davidson/Rutherford
Time: 1:20 PM CST
EF Scale: EF1
Wind Speed Estimate: 104 MPH
Damage Path Length: 4.90 Miles
Damage Path Width: 100 Yards
Start Point: 35.98 N / 86.65 W
End Point: 35.98 N / 86.57 W
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

STORM DATA: The EF1 tornado began along the Davidson and Williamson County line, along Kidd Road. The damage path extended east across Battle Road, Waldron Road, along Blair Road, and ending near Interstate 24 and Sam Ridley Parkway. The damage path ranged from 50 to 100 yards wide. Damage was very consistent along the path, which was over 4 miles long. The debris pattern showed clear convergent patterns, and eyewitness accounts support the determination that a tornado caused the damage. Numerous power poles were snapped. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted. Some of these had large root systems. Some small storage buildings were destroyed. Numerous homes had roof and siding damage. Several fences were blown down. Debris was scattered hundreds of yards. A tractor trailer was blown over on Interstate 24. Several cargo trailers were overturned on Interstate 24 also.

SHAMBURGER (2015): Radar data and the description in Storm Data indicate this tornado actually began in Williamson County along Kidd Road before quickly moving into Davidson County, and Williamson County was added to this entry.


EF0 Hermitage/Mount Juliet Tornado
Counties: Davidson/Wilson
Time: 2:15 PM CST
EF Scale: EF0
Damage Path Length: 8.77 Miles
Damage Path Width: 50 Yards
Start Point: 36.18 N / 86.60 W
End Point: 36.20 N / 86.45 W
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

STORM DATA (Davidson County): Near the intersection of Central Pike and Tulip Grove Road two metal high voltage power poles were bent over. Some trees were also snapped and uprooted.

STORM DATA (Wilson County): Numerous snapped and uprooted trees, including some roof damage to several homes, occurred in the Moreland Farms Community off of Old Lebanon Dirt Road. Specific details concerning amount of roof damage and associated cost were unknown.

SHAMBURGER (2015): NCDC and Storm Data list this damage as thunderstorm wind damage. However, radar data clearly indicates this was a weak QLCS tornado, and this tornado has been added to the NWS Nashville database. This EF0 tornado began just north of the Old Hickory Blvd and Central Pike intersection in Hermitage, then moved east-northeast across Tulip Grove Road, New Hope Road, and Melvin Road before moving into Wilson County. The tornado continued east-northeast through the center of Mount Juliet, causing minor damage to homes southwest of the Old Lebanon Dirt Road and Mount Juliet Road intersection. Curving more eastward, the tornado blew down numerous trees as it paralleled Division Street before ending east of Muscogee Way and Beckwith Road.