Start Time: 5:17 am CST End Time:
Start Time: 5:17 am CST
End Time: 5:19 am CST
Estimated Peak Winds: 110 mph
Path length: 2 miles
Width: 235 yards
Start Lat/Lon: 36.62015 / -88.70483
End Lat/Lon: 36.6249 / -88.66925
Note: The coordinates were not provided by the NWS. We estimated the lat/lon based on the start and end locations given in the Public Information Statement.
The tornado touched down at the intersection of Little Bethel Church Road and Woodson Road, traveled along and just north of Woodson Road, went across State Route 129 and ended just east of Stubblefield Road. The tornado traveled ENE at 60 mph for two consecutive miles. Much of the damage path width was 100 yards or less, but peaked at 235 yards wide just east of Route 129.
The tornado hit a farm/out building and did damage to several trees along Woodson Road. It intensified at Route 129, and then hit a chicken farm with substantial damage to 3 of the 6 buildings. A 4th building was moderately damaged. 2 buildings at each end had minor damage. Metal roofing was launched well up into trees at least 50 to 60 feet tall east of the farm buildings. Damage was estimated to be around 2 million dollars. Minor damage to a house and some trees was found at Stubblefield Road before the tornado ended. In terms of building design, we were briefed on what wind speeds the buildings were rated to handle based on their construction and design.