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July 5 tornado


Tornado Statistics
# Counties Rating Time (CDT) Length (miles) Width (yards) Fatalities Injuries
1 Humphreys EF0 858 PM 3.9 miles 75 yards 0 0


A small complex of thunderstorms developed across West Tennessee during the evening hours on July 5, then moved into Middle Tennessee during the late evening and overnight hours. These storms produced a few reports of wind damage, along with a EF1 tornado in Carroll County and a weak EF0 tornado in northeast Humphreys County.


HPX BR/SRV Radar Loop of
Humphreys County Tornado


Reports & Outlooks
SPC Storm Reports SPC Event Archive Local Storm Reports Public Information Statements
EF0 Humphreys County Tornado
Counties: Humphreys
Time: 858-909 PM
EF Scale: EF0
Estimated Peak Winds: 80 mph
Damage Path Length: 3.9 miles
Damage Path Width: 75 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0

Storm Survey:

A weak EF0 tornado touched down in far northeast Humphreys County 4.6 miles northwest of McEwen, then moved northeast before lifting just south of the Houston County line. Damage began on Dry Hollow Road near Mt Zion Road where a shed was overturned and several trees were snapped and uprooted in a convergent pattern, with a few trees falling onto a home. More trees were blown down on Highway 231 and Peach Creek Road. A home lost several shingles, the door was blown off an outbuilding, and more trees were snapped on Tom Brown Road before the tornado lifted east of Smith Branch Road.

This is the first tornado on record in Humphreys County in the month of July since official NWS records began in 1950.

Special thanks to Humphreys County Emergency Management and David Drobny of NashSevereWx for their help with this storm survey. 

Humphreys County Damage Survey Photos:

Tree damage
Trees snapped
Uprooted tree
Path Map