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December 9, 2023 Tornado Outbreak


During the afternoon and evening of December 9, 2023, severe storms developed across Middle Tennessee ahead of a strong cold frontal passage. Three primary supercell tracks affected portions of the mid state that eventually spawned 7 tornadoes. Both the Clarksville and Nashville metro areas were hard-hit. The strongest of these tornadoes was an EF-3 that touched down near Clarksville and stayed on the ground for more than an hour, eventually crossing into Kentucky. This tornado resulted in 62 injuries and 4 fatalities, and damaged or destroyed many homes. Later in the afternoon, an EF-2 touched down in north Nashville and stayed on the ground through Madison, Hendersonville and Gallatin. This tornado resulted in another 22 injuries and 3 fatalities, as well as widespread structural damage.


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December 9, 2023 Local Storm Reports

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