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Cookeville Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Cookeville Area is lower than Tennessee average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Cookeville Area is about the same as Tennessee average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #416

Cookeville Area
0.07
Tennessee
0.56
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #129

Cookeville Area
0.0000
Tennessee
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #401

Cookeville Area
168.59
Tennessee
175.35
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 14,557 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cookeville Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:39Dense Fog:26Drought:57
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,654Hail:3,443Heat:42Heavy Snow:59
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:19Landslide:0Strong Wind:54
Thunderstorm Winds:8,582Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:2Winter Storm:59Winter Weather:51
Other:466 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cookeville Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Cookeville Area.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Cookeville Area.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 70 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cookeville Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.31997-01-24236°15'N / 85°32'W36°17'N / 85°29'W3.20 Miles70 Yards00500K0Jackson
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed 4 homes and damaged 6 others. It also destroyed 6 mobile homes and damaged 2 others. Numerous barns and outbuildings were destroyed. Most of the damage occurred on Mayberry School Road and Dodson Branch Road. The tornado path length and width are approximations.
10.31993-02-21336°10'N / 85°36'W36°06'N / 85°26'W10.00 Miles100 Yards06500K0Putnam
 Brief Description: Eight homes were destroyed and 15 others were damaged. One person was trapped in a van after a tree was knocked down on top of it.
10.91956-03-07236°23'N / 85°23'W36°26'N / 85°20'W4.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Overton
11.41974-04-03436°05'N / 85°28'W36°11'N / 85°16'W13.10 Miles700 Yards10510K0Putnam
11.61974-04-03336°21'N / 85°23'W36°26'N / 85°15'W9.40 Miles400 Yards31202.5M0Overton
13.01997-03-28236°22'N / 85°20'W36°24'N / 85°13'W5.90 Miles440 Yards02250K0Overton
 Brief Description: A trailer was overturned and destroyed. 3 people were trapped inside and 2 of them sustained minor injuries. Several homes were damaged in the Goose Creek area near Alpine. A few barns were damaged near Livingston and another barn was damaged near Alpine. Many trees and power lines were down. Path length and width are approximations.
15.41974-04-03436°02'N / 85°34'W36°05'N / 85°28'W6.60 Miles700 Yards002.5M0White
15.51974-04-03436°11'N / 85°16'W36°15'N / 85°08'W8.70 Miles700 Yards000K0Overton
18.61998-04-03236°28'N / 85°46'W36°30'N / 85°36'W10.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0Jackson
 Brief Description: 3 barns were completely destroyed, several houses, a church, and other barns lost roofs.
21.71975-04-24236°03'N / 85°12'W1.50 Miles440 Yards14250K0Cumberland
21.71959-03-26336°15'N / 85°59'W36°26'N / 85°43'W19.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Coffee
23.41998-04-16236°26'N / 85°50'W36°26'N / 85°51'W3.00 Miles800 Yards005K0Macon
 Brief Description: Many trees and power lines were blown down. A roof was damaged to a house and also to a barn on White Springs Road from large tree branches.
24.81974-04-03235°56'N / 85°20'W35°57'N / 85°17'W3.30 Miles300 Yards0825K0White
25.01973-03-15235°55'N / 85°30'W0.10 Mile100 Yards13250K0White
25.11957-04-08236°06'N / 85°06'W36°06'N / 85°03'W2.70 Miles10 Yards003K0Cumberland
26.11974-04-03235°57'N / 85°17'W36°01'N / 85°04'W12.90 Miles300 Yards020250K0Cumberland
26.31997-01-24236°07'N / 86°02'W36°12'N / 85°48'W14.00 Miles440 Yards061.0M0Smith
 Brief Description: 6 people were injured, none seriously, in the tornado that struck Smith county. 11 vehicles were destroyed and 7 vehicles damaged, 5 livestock killed, 22 outbuildings destroyed and one cattle trailer was destroyed. 7 houses and 7 mobile homes were destroyed and 43 buildings received some damage from the tornado. Most of the damage occurred in the Brush Creek area. Numerous trees and power lines were down in southern Smith county. Tornado path length and width are approximations.
26.61997-01-24235°58'N / 85°51'W36°02'N / 85°45'W7.30 Miles440 Yards00250K0De Kalb
 Brief Description: The tornado caused structural damage to 12 homes. 3 barns were also damaged along with many sheds and outbuildings. Most of the damage to homes were on Allens Ferry Rd., Cordell Love Rd. and Big Hurricane Rd. Tornado path width and length are approximations.
27.71998-04-16336°32'N / 85°11'W36°37'N / 85°05'W8.60 Miles880 Yards0410.0M1.0MPickett
 Brief Description: 40 homes and 22 mobile homes were destroyed from this tornado. 95% of the trees were destroyed in the path of the tornado. 45 utility poles were blown down. 100 barns were destroyed, 2 green houses were heavily damaged, and there was damage to fences and pasture land. There were 4 people injured, but they were treated and released.
28.71974-04-03436°15'N / 85°05'W36°26'N / 84°50'W18.80 Miles200 Yards71502.5M0Fentress
29.31974-04-03436°39'N / 85°22'W36°43'N / 85°16'W7.10 Miles33 Yards03325K0Cumberland
30.61974-04-03436°31'N / 85°05'W36°35'N / 84°59'W7.20 Miles300 Yards562.5M0Pickett
30.91972-06-28236°00'N / 85°02'W0.10 Mile40 Yards0025K0Cumberland
31.11974-04-03335°57'N / 85°58'W36°03'N / 85°51'W9.40 Miles100 Yards020250K0Dekalb
31.61997-03-01236°38'N / 85°52'W36°38'N / 85°47'W4.00 Miles500 Yards00100K0Monroe
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado destroyed two homes and damaged several others. A few barns were also destroyed. Many trees and power lines also down. Several residents sighted the tornado that coincided with the doppler radar indicated mesocyclone position.
32.22008-02-05336°37'N / 85°53'W36°46'N / 85°35'W20.00 Miles440 Yards003.7M0KMonroe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado crossed into Monroe County, Kentucky from Macon County, Tennessee. About two miles west of Gamaliel, the tornado destroyed two conventional homes and two mobile homes. Thirteen residents of the four homes took shelter in the basement of one of the homes. They escaped without injury, although they were trapped in rubble for 30 minutes. Several other homes were damaged in a subdivision a mile north of Gamaliel. The tornado ripped the roof off a brick home there. It tracked across rural Monroe County, uprooting and snapping large trees. On the north side of Tompkinsville, it destroyed a large wood frame warehouse and twisted a large steel frame metal building off its foundation. A nearby well built brick home had its roof and exterior walls swept away. It also destroyed a detached three car garage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
33.11997-01-24236°05'N / 86°02'W36°06'N / 86°00'W2.00 Miles220 Yards015K0De Kalb
 Brief Description: One woman was injured by flying glass when the tornado turned her car around on US RT 70 at Alexandria and the windows popped out. Tornado path width and length are approximations.
33.41965-04-15236°21'N / 84°55'W36°25'N / 84°51'W5.90 Miles327 Yards0025K0Fentress
34.01995-05-18335°48'N / 85°12'W35°57'N / 85°02'W9.00 Miles100 Yards0202.0M0Cumberland
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down in the southwest part of Cumberland County and moved northeast. Two business were destroyed. Eleven homes and 14 mobiles homes were destroyed. Many other homes were damaged. One house had a gas leak in it prompting emergency management officials to evacuate a handful of nearby residents. Other homes had roof damage. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down.
34.22008-02-05336°46'N / 85°34'W36°46'N / 85°33'W1.00 Mile440 Yards001K0KCumberland
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This was the end point of a tornado that crossed into Monroe County, Kentucky from Sumner County, Tennessee. The tornado moved through a rural area of Cumberland County and lifted about three miles southwest of Marrowbone. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
34.41974-04-03236°16'N / 86°12'W36°24'N / 85°58'W15.80 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Wilson
35.01971-04-27336°00'N / 86°02'W36°01'N / 85°58'W3.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Dekalb
35.51977-03-28236°31'N / 86°02'W0.30 Mile50 Yards00250K0Macon
35.62008-02-05336°27'N / 86°10'W36°37'N / 85°53'W19.00 Miles880 Yards134414.1M1.0MMacon
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Thirteen people were killed, and 44 folks were injured. Most of the fatalities occurred in Williams, just northwest of Lafayette. Also, 170 homes were destroyed, and 9 homes had major damage. There was one indirect fatality, a male 48 years of age, due to carbon monoxide poisoning in his home from a generator on Feb. 6, 2008. Pres. George W. Bush toured Macon County destruction on February 8th and promised relief to individuals. The logging industry in Macon County was hit hard. About a million dollars worth of trees were destroyed, which will take decades to replenish. It was estimated that the tornado outbreak did 10 million dollars worth of damage to trees in the state of Tennessee. One large brick home worth about 350 thousand dollars was poorly built. The bricks rested on cinder blocks that were not cemented. This was noticed on a storm survey. Schools were closed for over a week, and classes did not start again until Tuesday, February 19. FEMA spent 4.1 million dollars for housing displaced residents in trailers. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The Super Severe Weather Outbreak on Feb. 5, 2008 produced supercelluar thunderstorms, well in advance of a multicell line of thunderstorms. The whole episode lasted about 6 hours. This occurred ironically while many states, including Tennessee, were participating in the Super Tuesday Primary Election. Fortunately, polls had already closed in the mid state when these tornadoes struck.
36.22009-10-09236°42'N / 85°53'W36°48'N / 85°37'W16.00 Miles880 Yards000K0KMonroe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near Flippin at the intersection of Fountain Run Rd and State Highway 678. The tornado did EF-1 damage from there to near Mud Lick before strengthening and causing EF-2 damage to homes, barns and trees. The highest concentration of damage was from Rockbridge Road and Bray School Road to North Willow Springs Road near. Near the end of the path, the tornado width was one half mile. This is a very rural area of the county and homes and buildings were sparse. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong storm system moved into central Kentucky during the early morning hours of October 9th bringing a round of flash flooding and even some straight line winds and a tornado to the area. Later in the afternoon across southeast portions of central Kentucky, sunny skies allow a more unstable airmass to produce more severe weather and two EF-2 tornadoes resulted.
36.42002-11-10235°45'N / 85°28'W35°45'N / 85°25'W2.90 Miles100 Yards0075K0Van Buren
 Brief Description: EMA reported a frame house was demolished at intersection of Highway 111 and Highway 30. 11 tornadoes were reported in Middle Tennessee in one of the worst tornadic outbreaks ever in November. 8 people...and possibly a ninth victim...were killed in Middle Tennessee alone. Damage estimate for the tornadoes in Tennessee was placed at $160 million. Primary losses were due to houses and cars. The toll on government owned infrastructure is about $6 million. The federal government is expected to reimburse the state and affected counties for 75% of the costs of responding to the disaster. The FEMA Public Assistance Program has obligated more than $3.6 million to assist local governments. These funds will be used to reimburse local governments for debris removal, the repair of public buildings and utilities, and overtime paid to police officers, firefighters and other emergency personnel. More than 900 families across the state applied for storm aid. This was the worst tornado disaster since the April3-4 outbreak in 1974. The United States Small Business Administration has approved more than 9.7 million dollars in disaster loans to assist disaster victims with repairing their property or replacing lost personal items. The 20 counties that are eligible for disaster assistance to individuals, households, and businesses were: Anderson, Bedford, Bledsoe, Carroll, Coffee, Crockett, Cumberland, Fentress, Gibson, Henderson, Madison, Marshall, Montgomery, Morgan, Roane, Rutherford, Scott, Sumner and Tipton and Van Buren.
36.92002-11-10335°54'N / 85°06'W35°54'N / 84°54'W12.20 Miles900 Yards418500K0Cumberland
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado struck the Lake Tansi area and the southern sections of Crossville Sunday night, killing 4 people and injuring 18. 33 homes and mobile were destroyed and 128 homes and mobile homes were damaged. There was damage to one public building. The heaviest damage was along Lantana Drive, Dunbar Road, and Pigeon Ridge Road. 5 homes were damaged on U.S. Highway 127 and just south of Three Creek Road. One well built home lost an entire roof and several walls. The couple, their 3 children, and a guest, huddled under a mattress in the hallway. 50 acres of hardwoods were twisted and tangled. 100-year-old oak trees were snapped like wheat straws. Mobile homes on the Ballyhoo Campground and modular homes in Lake Tansi were destroyed. The four fatalities occurred in mobile homes. A couple was killed at 298 Lantana Drive when their mobile home was lifted off its foundation and placed on another trailer. Edward, 80 and Mary Laffer 75 were killed. Another couple died at 4040 Lone Wolf Circle. Robert, 55 and Sandy Scarbrough , 52, were killed and their bodies were found across Lake Mohawk. F75MH, M80MH, M55MH, F52MH 11 tornadoes were reported in Middle Tennessee in one of the worst tornadic outbreaks ever in November. 8 people...and possibly a ninth victim...were killed in Middle Tennessee alone. Damage estimate for the tornadoes in Tennessee was placed at $160 million. Primary losses were due to houses and cars. The toll on government owned infrastructure is about $6 million. The federal government is expected to reimburse the state and affected counties for 75% of the costs of responding to the disaster. The FEMA Public Assistance Program has obligated more than $3.6 million to assist local governments. These funds will be used to reimburse local governments for debris removal, the repair of public buildings and utilities, and overtime paid to police officers, firefighters and other emergency personnel. More than 900 families across the state applied for storm aid. This was the worst tornado disaster since the April3-4 outbreak in 1974. The United States Small Business Administration has approved more than 9.7 million dollars in disaster loans to assist disaster victims with repairing their property or replacing lost personal items. The 20 counties that are eligible for disaster assistance to individuals, households, and businesses were: Anderson, Bedford, Bledsoe, Carroll, Coffee, Crockett, Cumberland, Fentress, Gibson, Henderson, Madison, Marshall, Montgomery, Morgan, Roane, Rutherford, Scott, Sumner and Tipton and Van Buren.
37.61965-04-15335°52'N / 85°05'W35°52'N / 84°58'W6.50 Miles200 Yards10250K0Cumberland
37.71972-05-14236°22'N / 84°48'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0325K0Fentress
38.11974-04-03436°43'N / 85°16'W36°49'N / 85°02'W14.60 Miles33 Yards8630K0Clinton
38.31974-04-03335°55'N / 86°03'W35°57'N / 85°58'W5.20 Miles100 Yards13250K0Cannon
38.41957-11-18236°16'N / 84°52'W36°25'N / 84°42'W13.90 Miles220 Yards0225K0Fentress
38.91974-04-03436°37'N / 84°57'W36°38'N / 84°53'W3.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Wayne
39.51967-05-07236°22'N / 86°12'W36°24'N / 86°08'W4.10 Miles200 Yards0025K0Trousdale
39.92008-02-06336°42'N / 85°58'W36°42'N / 85°57'W1.00 Mile440 Yards0030K200KMonroe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This EF3 tornado crossed into a wooded section of Monroe County from Allen County, and lifted near Highway 87 south of the town of Fountain Run. Several outbuildings were destroyed and a car was flipped on Circle D Lane. On Akersville Road, fences were downed and about 200,000 log feet of timber were knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
40.51986-04-20336°50'N / 85°22'W36°53'N / 85°22'W3.00 Miles400 Yards02250K0Cumberland
40.61997-01-24235°52'N / 86°02'W35°55'N / 86°00'W3.20 Miles440 Yards02150K0Cannon
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed 1 home and damaged 10 others. 2 mobile homes were damaged. 2 people were injured, but they were treated and released. Many barns and outbuildings were damaged. Numerous trees were down on State Rt 53 causing portions of the road to be blocked. Tornado path width and length are approximations.
40.82008-04-11236°45'N / 85°04'W36°46'N / 85°01'W3.00 Miles300 Yards0075K0KClinton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: As the storm continued eastward, several homes and outbuildings were heavily damaged by the third tornado touchdown produced by the supercell. In addition to the structural damage covering nearly 1 1/2 miles, scores of trees were downed as were utility lines. A witness at the end of this tornado's path reported seeing two tornadoes on the ground simultaneously, as the fourth tornado produced by this supercell touched down about 1/4 mile north of the ending point of the third twister. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms moved into south central Kentucky from Tennessee, including a super cell thunderstorm that produced four separate tornadoes that damaged numerous homes in Clinton County.
40.91998-04-16236°19'N / 86°17'W36°22'N / 86°07'W8.90 Miles400 Yards0000Trousdale
 Brief Description: Downed trees in rural areas.
41.11974-04-03236°31'N / 84°52'W36°36'N / 84°46'W7.90 Miles400 Yards0025K0Fentress
41.32008-02-06336°38'N / 86°06'W36°42'N / 85°58'W9.00 Miles440 Yards4111.3M0KAllen
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado destroyed 12 homes and mobile homes, mainly in the Amos community and in the Tracy Lane area. Many other homes and buildings were damaged. Four people were killed in the Tracy Lane area, and eleven others were injured in southeast Allen County. The tornado continued through rural and wooded sections of eastern Allen County, and crossed into Monroe County, Kentucky near the town of Fountain Run. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
42.01971-04-27335°59'N / 86°14'W36°00'N / 86°02'W11.20 Miles200 Yards03250K0Wilson
42.12008-04-11236°46'N / 85°02'W36°46'N / 85°00'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00200K0KClinton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The fourth touchdown in this family of tornadoes produced by a cyclic supercell did the most damage in Clinton County as it hit several residences in a rural subdivision along Pleasure Ridge Road. After moving through uninhabited hillside for a mile, uprooting and snapping trees in a nearly quarter-mile wide path, the tornado tore the roof of a ranch-style brick home and destroyed its nearby outbuildings. Continuing along parallel to Pleasure Ridge Road, the tornado destroyed a mobile home and barn in its path, and heavily damaged at least three other homes before exiting the county. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms moved into south central Kentucky from Tennessee, including a super cell thunderstorm that produced four separate tornadoes that damaged numerous homes in Clinton County.
43.02008-02-05236°25'N / 86°16'W36°27'N / 86°10'W6.00 Miles880 Yards251K0KTrousdale
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado ripped a gas plant and caused a gas leak and fire at the Columbia Gulf Transmission Company at 5422 Green Grove Road in Hartsville, TN. The fire eventually burned itself out. Two people were killed, and 5 people were injured. Ten homes were destroyed, and 23 homes had major damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The Super Severe Weather Outbreak on Feb. 5, 2008 produced supercelluar thunderstorms, well in advance of a multicell line of thunderstorms. The whole episode lasted about 6 hours. This occurred ironically while many states, including Tennessee, were participating in the Super Tuesday Primary Election. Fortunately, polls had already closed in the mid state when these tornadoes struck.
43.41955-03-05236°00'N / 86°10'W0025K0Wilson
44.52001-05-31235°55'N / 86°12'W35°58'N / 86°06'W6.30 Miles440 Yards1280K0Cannon
 Brief Description: The heaviest damage was at Marshall Creek Road. 2 homes were also damaged on Hughes Road. A farm house...where there was one fatality...was demolished on Marshall Creek Rd. There was destruction to a 2 story Cape Cod home, built in 1998, across the street. Bradley Jackson, age 64, was eating dinner when the tornado struck. His wife went into a closet. She was injured. Mr. Jackson was sucked out of his home and slammed against a silo 100 yards away and was killed. The couple's daughter Mrs. Felicity Vaughter, who lived across the street in a modular home, was injured. The modular home was ripped up and blown 30 to 50 yards. A washing machine landed on Mrs. Vaughter and paralyzed her. She was 3 months pregnant and lost her baby. M64PH
45.12006-04-07236°54'N / 85°44'W36°54'N / 85°42'W2.70 Miles200 Yards00175K0Metcalfe
 Brief Description: Several homes and barns were destroyed on Froedge-Dubree and Pitcock Roads in the Summer Shade area, as a tornado moved from Barren into Metcalfe County.
45.21953-01-20235°42'N / 85°51'W0.50 Mile500 Yards0025K0Warren
45.62008-04-11236°46'N / 85°00'W36°48'N / 84°53'W7.00 Miles400 Yards011.0M500KWayne
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado with maximum winds near 130 mph entered Wayne County from Clinton County along Pleasant Ridge Road. The tornado maintained a continuous 7 mile track east northeast before lifting 1.5 miles southwest of Monticello near Furnace Mountain. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A slow moving cold front approached the area during the afternoon hours of April 11th. Severe thunderstorms developed along and ahead of the front. The storms first moved into Eastern Kentucky shortly before 2 PM EDT. These storms affected the areas near Monticello and Somerset. A tornado was confirmed to have touched down in Wayne County. These and other storms moved northeast across the area, causing wind damage. Numerous reports of structural damage and downed trees were reported across portions of the area. Large hail was also reported with some of the storms. Very heavy rainfall with some of the storms caused flash flooding in portions of Laurel County.
45.91963-03-11235°41'N / 85°46'W35°37'N / 85°43'W5.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Warren
46.01974-04-03336°15'N / 84°40'W36°17'N / 84°37'W3.60 Miles350 Yards0625K0Morgan
46.82006-04-07236°54'N / 85°49'W36°55'N / 85°44'W5.40 Miles250 Yards041.4M0Barren
 Brief Description: Fifteen to 20 homes were destroyed, mainly in the Temple Hill area. Another dozen or so homes, along with barns and outbuildings, sustained heavy damage. Four people in the area were treated for minor injuries. The tornado formed about a mile northeast of Temple Hill just south of Barbour Road. Numerous trees were topped, and several homes were damaged. Most of the structural damage occurred along Moore Road, where several mobile homes were moved considerable distances and destroyed. A large RV was flipped over, a large tractor was moved about five feet, and a horse trailer was thrown over 75 yards. The tornado reached its peak intensity near the intersection of Moore Road and Highway 839. The storm then crossed into Metcalfe County about 2.9 miles northeast of Nobob.
46.81997-01-24236°02'N / 86°22'W36°06'N / 86°10'W10.70 Miles440 Yards002.0M0Wilson
 Brief Description: A tornado in Wilson county started near Vine at Fall Creek Rd. and Hwy 231. The tornado moved northeast and affected the area of Norene especially on Sherrilltown Rd. and Phillips Rd. Storm damage for Wilson county was 2 million dollars. The tornado went from Norene to 2 miles west of Watertown. 100 hogs were killed near Norene on Blue Well Rd. when a barn collapsed on the hogs. 7 homes and 7 mobile homes were destroyed. 40 other homes sustained damage. A dozen barns were destroyed.
46.92008-02-05336°22'N / 86°20'W36°25'N / 86°16'W4.00 Miles880 Yards71410.0M0KSumner
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Castalian Springs Post Office was completely destroyed. There were 85 homes destroyed in Sumner County. Also in Castalian Springs, a 180 year-old structure called Wynnewood, lost the top of its structure due to the tornado. The historic log structure served as a stagecoach stop. The structure had 3 chimneys and was 142 feet long, making it the longest log structure in Tennessee. Officials say it would take 2 years and $6 million to restore Wynnewood. It is Sumner County's sole historic landmark. Also, 102 trees were lost in the area by the tornado. The 11-month-old son of Kerri Stowell survived the storm and was found miraculously unharmed in a field across the street from their home in Castalian Springs. Unfortunately, Kerri Stowell was killed in the tornado. The tornado directly killed 7 people in Sumner County, and there was one indirect fatality when Mr. Lampkin, age 63, died of a heart attack while seeking shelter in his home. There were 14 people injured in Sumner County. This tornado continued into Trousdale and Macon Counties, and also into Kentucky. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The Super Severe Weather Outbreak on Feb. 5, 2008 produced supercelluar thunderstorms, well in advance of a multicell line of thunderstorms. The whole episode lasted about 6 hours. This occurred ironically while many states, including Tennessee, were participating in the Super Tuesday Primary Election. Fortunately, polls had already closed in the mid state when these tornadoes struck.
47.11974-04-03436°38'N / 84°47'W36°40'N / 84°44'W3.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Wayne
47.51997-03-28236°53'N / 85°43'W37°02'N / 85°27'W15.00 Miles200 Yards161.0M0Metcalfe
 Brief Description: F28MH An F2 tornado touched down 1 mile west of Summer Shade just inside the Metcalfe-Barren county boarder at the intersection of Highway 90 and the Milam-Clark road killing a 28 year old woman and injuring her husband and two children. The family was thrown from their mobile home which was completely destroyed and blown away. From there, the tornado crossed Highway 90 and Highway 640 with houses damaged and some mobile homes destroyed. Then it crossed Highway 163 just south of Goodluck where one house was completely lifted off its foundation and then set back down again. The tornado proceeded into southwestern Adair county and lifted just north of Breeding. Over 100 barns, 11 mobile homes and 8 houses saw extensive structural damage or were completely destroyed across Metcalfe county with an additional 20 houses with at least moderate damage. Many other residences, barns and outbuildings received minor damage. No major damage or injuries were reported in Adair county.
47.71998-04-16236°37'N / 84°46'W36°39'N / 84°42'W3.60 Miles100 Yards0015K0Wayne
 Brief Description: The path of the tornado was intermittent. It first touched down in extreme southeast Wayne County, and then moved northeast across McCreary County. The tornado downed numerous trees in both Wayne and McCreary Counties. In Wayne County the tornado damaged a barn and several outbuildings, and overturned a vehicle. Before lifting the tornado hit Smithtown in McCreary County and damaged several mobile homes, houses and outbuildings.
47.71997-03-28236°58'N / 85°26'W36°58'N / 85°25'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0000Adair
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down 1 mile west of Summer Shade just inside the Metcalfe-Barren county boarder at the intersection of Highway 90 and the Milam-Clark road killing a 28 year old woman and injuring her husband and two children. The family was thrown from their mobile home which was completely destroyed and blown away. From there, the tornado crossed Highway 90 and Highway 640 with houses damaged and some mobile homes destroyed. Then it crossed Highway 163 just south of Goodluck where one house was completely lifted off its foundation and then set back down again. The tornado proceeded into southwestern Adair county and lifted just north of Breeding. Over 100 barns, 11 mobile homes and 8 houses saw extensive structural damage or were completely destroyed across Metcalfe county with an additional 20 houses with at least moderate damage. Many other residences, barns and outbuildings received minor damage. No major damage or injuries were reported in Adair county.
49.11957-01-22236°15'N / 86°21'W0.40 Mile13 Yards0025K0Wilson
49.71998-04-16336°50'N / 86°05'W36°59'N / 85°43'W22.00 Miles200 Yards2910.0M0Barren
 Brief Description: M67MH, M47OU A series of three tornadoes cut a long path of destruction across south central Kentucky during the late afternoon and early evening of April 16. Three people were killed, two in Barren county and one in Metcalfe, as the tornadoes moved through. A 78 year old man was killed by fallen debris from his house in Wisdom accounting for the Metcalfe county death. In Glasgow of Barren county, a 67 year old man was killed in his mobile home and a 47 year old man was killed by flying debris off his greenhouse. The Glasgow area of Barren county and the Pellyton area of Adair county were hardest hit sustaining F3 damage. In Glasgow, 1 house was destroyed and 45 were badly damaged. 35 mobile homes and 25 barns were also badly damaged or destroyed. Winds were estimated at around 175 mph in the Glasgow area. Another wide area area of severe destruction took place across northern Adair county from around Portland to Pellyton. There, 14 houses were destroyed or received major damage. 3 mobile homes and 27 barns were also destroyed. 146 homes and 50 barns were damaged or destroyed across Barren county, while 30 homes, 84 barns, 2 schools and 8 businesses were damaged or destroyed across Adair county. Metcalfe county also sustained minimal damage to 19 structures, major damage to 43 and destruction to 54. F2 damage was estimated across much of Metcalfe county. Many eyewitnesses across the affected counties reported two smaller sub-vortices within the parent funnels. After reviewing Doppler radar reflectivity patterns and damage patterns, it appears the first tornado moved from northern Logan county to the Barren-Metcalfe county line. Then another formed in the near Wisdom in Metcalfe county before it dissipated 2 miles east of Edmonton. A final tornado from the parent supercell formed near Portland in Adair county and moved 20 miles to Pellyton before also dissipating.


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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