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Severe Weather Storm Reporting for Middle Tennessee


The National Weather Service depends on accurate reporting of severe weather in its mission to protect lives and property. We would like to hear of any significant weather phenomena that you observe: 

Please report any events in which you have witnessed one of the following:

  • A TORNADO, Waterspout or Funnel Cloud  (Please call us immediately with these reports at 1-800-267-8144) 

  • DANGEROUS or SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS: Strong Damaging Winds or Large Hail 

  • DAMAGING WINDS: Tree Damage or any Structural Damage 


  • HAIL: Any size or duration

  • HEAVY RAIN: Especially an inch or more in a short time, or greater than 2 inches in an hour 

  • FLOODING: Anything from minor to Significant/Widespread Flooding, including River Flooding as well as any Coastal Flooding

  • SNOW, SLEET or FREEZING RAIN: Of any Intensity or Duration

  • DENSE FOG: Widespread Dense Fog with Visibilities less than one quarter of a mile and impacting travel

​PLEASE submit your report as soon as possible after a severe weather event.


To relay your report to the National Weather Service:


Report via telephone:   1-800-267-8144

You can report significant weather on social media:

When posting weather reports to social media, it is helpful to include the hashtag #tspotter or #TNWX for Tennessee reports.

When timeliness is not an issue, you may send weather reports and photos to our webmaster at

From time to time, we receive weather photos that would enhance our severe weather training, outreach, and other education efforts. If we may use the photos that you send us for non-profit purposes, please let us know. We strive to include photo credits whenever possible.


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