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April 8, 2021 Cumberland County EF-0 Tornado

Scattered showers and thunderstorms developed across eastern parts of Middle Tennessee during the late morning and afternoon hours on April 8, 2021. With weak instability of up to 500 J/Kg of MLCAPE along with moderate low level shear around 200-250 m2/s2, several of these storms exhibited weak rotation at times. However, no reports were received until late afternoon when one small storm entered western Cumberland County. This small supercell thunderstorm dropped quarter-size hail on the Pleasant Hill community around 311 PM CDT. Shortly thereafter, numerous photos and videos showed a small EF-0 tornado touching down in the Pleasant Hill community, damaging several buildings. Many area residents witnessed the tornado as it tracked northeastward before lifting near Interstate 40, and the tornado was visible from over 10 miles away and could be seen from downtown Crossville. This storm and others went on to produce more tornadoes to the northeast in Morgan and Scott Counties.

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April 8, 2021 SPC Storm Reports
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