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An unusually early in the year and very widespread severe weather outbreak affected much of the southeastern U.S. from January 10, 2020 into January 11, 2020. Numerous tornadoes and widespread damaging winds affected states from Texas eastward to South Carolina and as far north as Ohio. Across Middle Tennessee, a line of severe thunderstorms moved across the area during the morning and afternoon hours, producing no confirmed tornadoes but widespread damaging winds. Some of the worst damage striking Perry, Hickman, Dickson, and Clay Counties. Even prior to the storms moving across the area, strong south winds gusting over 50 mph in some areas caused sporadic wind damage and power outages in some locations.

SPC Storm Reports from January 11, 2020
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