(WKRN) – With the number of possible storm and tornado reports that have occurred from Friday evening to Saturday morning, it will be days, if not weeks, before all storm investigations are completed by our National offices. Weather Service in Nashville, Paducah and Louisville.
However, on Saturday afternoon storm surveys were carried out for Dickson County and Bowling Green, KY.
In Dickson County, an EF-2 tornado has been confirmed with maximum winds of 130 mph. The width of the road was determined to be 500 yards with the TBD length.
According to radar images, he appears to have crossed HWY 46 between Dickson and I-40 and headed towards the community of Burns in the southern part of the county.
At Bowling Green, KY (County Warren), an EF-3 was confirmed with maximum winds of 155 mph. The Louisville NWS office determined the length of the road to be 5 miles and the width to be 250 meters.
The Nashville National Weather Service Office inspected Kingston Springs on Sunday morning and confirmed an EF-2 tornado with maximum winds of 125 mph, a width of 400 meters and a path length of 10.5 miles.
Sunday afternoon we should have a determination on the strength of the tornado that hit Mayfield, KY. The Paducah National Weather Service was investigating the damage there today and is still determining its strength.
This is the same storm that traveled from northeastern Arkansas to southeastern Missouri and northwestern Tennessee to Kentucky. If polls determine it has been on the ground for the duration of damage reports, it will become the longest-tracked tornado in history. It is nicknamed the “four-state tornado” by some.
Here’s where the National Weather Service’s office in Nashville plans to investigate Sunday:
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN 843 PM CST SAT DEC 11 2021 ...STORM DAMAGE SURVEYS CONTINUE TOMORROW... TOMORROW, NWS NASHVILLE WILL CONTINUE TO SURVEY DAMAGE FROM FRIDAY NIGHT'S STORMS. TWO TEAMS WILL BE GOING OUT TO MULTIPLE AREAS. STORM SURVEY TEAM 1 WILL COMPLETE SURVEYS IN DICKSON COUNTY, THEN MOVE ONTO KINGSTON SPRINGS, PERRY COUNTY, THEN ATTEMPT TO GET TO STEWART COUNTY BY THE END OF THE DAY. STORM SURVEY TEAM 2 WILL COVER DAVIDSON COUNTY, HENDERSONVILLE, MT. JULIET AND ATTEMPT TO GET TO SMITH COUNTY BY THE END OF THE DAY. WE WILL GET INFORMATION OUT AS SOON AS TEAMS REPORT BACK TO THE OFFICE. IN ADDITION, AS MORE INFORMATION REACHES THE OFFICE, FURTHER STORM SURVEYS MAY BECOME NECESSARY DURING THE FIRST PART OF NEXT WEEK.
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