NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – On Friday, the National Weather Service was busy surveying areas of damage in Middle Tennessee from Thursday’s storms.
In Lawrence County, there were two high-end EF-0 tornadoes with 85 mph maximum winds confirmed. Here are details from the storm survey:
8 W Lawrenceburg [Lawrence Co, TN] NWS storm survey reports TORNADO 16 Feb, 03:38 PM CST — an EF-0 tornado touched down on South Hood Road and moved northeast blowing down numerous trees. more trees were blown down with minor damage to outbuildings on N Bradley Rd and Mt Lebanon Rd. The worst damage occurred along Granddaddy Road at Gore Rd, where numerous large trees were snapped and uprooted and outbuildings damaged. Oone large tree fell onto a home crushing much of the structure. the tornado apparently lifted south of Robertson Road. special thanks to Lawrence County Emergency Management for their help with this damage survey.
The same storm moved northeast through Ethridge with damage in and around the town. There was too much distance between the two areas of damage to say that it was one tornado track. Therefore, it was defined as two separate tornadoes. Here are details from the storm survey:
Local Storm Report by NWS OHX: 1 NE Ethridge [Lawrence Co, TN] NWS storm survey reports TORNADO at 16 Feb, 03:57 PM CST — an EF-0 tornado touched down in Ethridge north of Brewer Road and moved northeast, blowing the storefront off a building on Highway 43. Continuing northeast, the tornado snapped and uprooted numerous trees along Rushing Road and caused minor damage to a few homes and outbuildings. More barns and farm outbuildings were damaged and trees were blown down on East Edan Road, Morgan Drive, Tom Lane, and Marcell Falls Road before the tornado lifted west of Cross Road.
In Marshall County, an EF-1 tornado was confirmed with maximum winds of 90 mph northeast of Lewisburg. Here are details from the storm survey:
Local Storm Report by NWS OHX: 5 NNE Lewisburg [Marshall Co, TN] NWS storm survey reports TORNADO 16 Feb, 04:39 PM CST — a low-end EF-1 tornado touched down near Big Rock Creek northwest of Farmington and moved northeast, damaging a barn and blowing down dozens of trees west of Bethbirei road. A home on Bethbirei road was damaged by a large uprooted tree falling on it, and several nearby outbuildings were also damaged. Further northeast, dozens more trees were snapped and uprooted south of Wade Brown Road, and an RV was blown over with a horse trailer partially blown on top of it. A home further east of Wade Brown Road suffered minor exterior damage, while several nearby barns were damaged or destroyed. Other trees and a nearby barn on Stegall Road were heavily damaged, with tree limbs and debris from the barn blown up to 600 yards away across adjacent farm fields before the tornado lifted. Special thanks to Marshall County Emergency Management and nashseverewx for their help with this damage survey.
In Wayne County where these incredible pictures were taken near Waynesboro, showing 2 x 4s stuck in the side of a house, the National Weather Service said there were straight-line winds up to 70 mph
Here are details from the storm survey:
Local Storm Report by NWS OHX: 2 WSW Waynesboro [Wayne Co, TN] NWS storm survey reports TSTM WND DMG at 16 Feb, 03:05 PM CST — A narrow swath of wind damage affected western and central Waynesboro. A home on HWY 64 west to the west of Longview Drive was heavily damaged from the roof of a nearby barn blowing into it, with wood beams puncturing through the walls of the home and breaking windows. Several trees were also blown down near the home. Further to the east, more trees were blown down along HWY 64 west and South High Street, and a detached carport was turned upside down on Woodtown Street. More trees, power lines, and fences were knocked down on South Main Street, with one large tree falling onto a small business and shifting it off its foundation. Special thanks to Wayne County Emergency Management for their help with this damage survey.
The National Weather Service in Memphis said there was also straight-line wind damage in Parsons, Tennessee in Decatur County.