03marAll DayRinnie (Cumberland/Morgan Counties, TN)


Start Time:  2:25 am CST 

End Time:  3:42 am EST

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 95 mph

Path length:  Unknown

Width: 200 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

County: Cumberland, Morgan

State:  Tennessee

Start Lat/Lon: 36.1399 / -85.0401

End Lat/Lon: 35.1264 / -84.733

It is possible that the tornado that began in Cumberland County continued into Morgan County. Right now, there are 2 separate surveys from 2 different offices.  In the Data Assessment Tool, this tornado is shown as one track.  

NWS Nashville Survey:  The tornado touched down near the intersection of Highway 127 and Atkins Road where trees were uprooted and one single wide mobile home sustained roof damage. The tornado moved northeast where it crossed Smith Road. Two outbuildings were destroyed, two houses sustained shingle damage, one power pole was pushed over, and approximately 20 trees were uprooted. The tornado then took an eastward track just south of Beaty Road where more trees were uprooted. Two more outbuildings were destroyed at the end of Beaty Road. The tornado continued ESE where trees were uprooted on Cool Springs Road. The tornado continued eastward into the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area and possibly into Morgan County. More details on the remainder of the track are still being gathered at this time.

NWS Morristown Survey:  The storm survey by the National Weather Service in Morristown, TN confirmed an EF-0 tornado in Morgan County. The worst of the damage occurred near the start location of the tornado near the intersection of Houston Taylor Circle and Barnett Bridge Rd. At this location, numerous trees were uprooted or snapped along with a metal carport flipped over. The tornado weakened then continued to the east with numerous uprooted and snapped trees along the intersection of Genesis Rd and Stanley Bates Rd. The tornado then dissipated. The National Weather Service would like to thank Morgan County Emergency Management and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office for their help with this survey.


Detailed Event Summary via NWS Nashville

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