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March 27, 2017

Tornado Statistics
# Counties Rating Time (CST) Length (miles) Width (yards) Fatalities Injuries
1 Perry/Lewis EF1 613 PM 7.2 miles 300 yards 0 0


Numerous showers and thunderstorms, many of which were strong to severe and included a few supercells, moved across Middle Tennessee during the afternoon and evening hours on Monday, March 27. Many reports of large hail up to 3 inches in diameter and wind damage to trees and buildings were received across the area, and one EF1 tornado was confirmed to touch down in Perry and Lewis Counties.


Nashville downburst radar
Hohenwald tornado radar
OHX BR/BV Radar Image of
Nashville Downburst at 350 PM CDT
OHX BR/SRV Radar Image of
Hohenwald EF1 Tornado at 617 PM CDT


Reports & Outlooks
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EF1 Perry/Lewis County Tornado
Counties: Perry/Lewis
Time: 613 PM
EF Scale: EF1
Estimated Peak Winds: 105 mph
Damage Path Length: 9.75 miles
Damage Path Width: 500 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0

Storm Survey:

This EF-1 tornado touched down in a forested area in extreme eastern Perry County north of Stanley Hinson Road then moved northeast, blowing down numerous trees before crossing Highway 412 into Lewis County. The tornado strengthened as it continued northeast, snapping and uprooting hundreds of hardwood and softwood trees and causing some minor roof and outbuilding damage on McCord Hollow Road. Continuing northeast across Goodman Branch Road, the tornado blew down more trees and passed within a mile of the tornado that occurred almost exactly one year prior on March 31, 2016. The tornado weakened as it turned more eastward, but continued to blow down dozens of trees as it crossed Darbytown Road and Coble Road. A barn was damaged on Keeton Drive and many more trees were blown down on both sides of Highway 48. Scattered trees continued to be blown down further to the east across rural forested areas before the tornado finally lifted just west of Indian Creek Road. The total path length across Perry and Lewis Counties was 9.75 miles. The damage summary, beginning and ending times, path length, and path width of this tornado were updated in July 2019 based on newly available high resolution Google Earth satellite imagery.

Lewis County Damage Survey Photos (McCord Hollow Road):

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