National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

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: 95 mph
Damage Path Length: 7.2 miles
Damage Path Width: 300 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0

Storm Survey:

Tornado started on Old Hohenwald Road at the Perry/Lewis County line.  The tornado then briefly crossed into Perry County and then back into Lewis County as it crossed Highway 412.  Most of the damage at this location was to dozens of hardwood and softwood trees uprooted with some minor roof and outbuilding damage also observed.  The tornado then traveled east-northeast and uprooted dozens more trees and caused minor roof damage on McCord-Hollow Road.  The tornado caused more damage to trees on Goodman Branch Road which was within a mile of the tornado that occurred almost exactly a year ago on March 31, 2016. The tornado finally weakened and lifted just north of Hohenwald.

Lewis County Damage Survey Photos (McCord Hollow Road):

Track map
Track map
Track map