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May 8-9, 2024 Tornadoes, Severe Storms, and Flooding


One of the most widespread severe thunderstorm events to impact Middle Tennessee in several years occurred from the early morning hours on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 into the early morning of Thursday, May 9, 2024. Several waves of severe thunderstorms, including many supercells, impacted the midstate during this period, first on Wednesday morning, then from Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening, and finally overnight Wednesday night. All together this event resulted in widespread wind damage across nearly every county of Middle Tennessee, large hail up to apple size, and at least 4 tornadoes. A Tornado Emergency was issued for a large EF-3 tornado that moved across Maury County during the afternoon of May 8th - the second one issued by NWS Nashville in 5 months. In addition, heavy rainfall as high as 9 inches fell during this 24 hour period, causing major flash flooding and river rises. Some of the worst flooding affected Robertson and Sumner Counties in northern Middle Tennessee, where Flash Flood Emergencies were issued and numerous water rescues were conducted. This is the first time NWS Nashville had issued both a Tornado Emergency and Flash Flood Emergency during the same weather event.

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