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The chance of earthquake damage in Idlewild is higher than Tennessee average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Idlewild is much higher than Tennessee average and is much higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #93

Idlewild, TN
0.76
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, #1

Idlewild, TN
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, #83

Idlewild, TN
253.11
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 3,100 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Idlewild, TN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:27Dense Fog:22Drought:46
Dust Storm:0Flood:345Hail:829Heat:41Heavy Snow:42
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:57
Thunderstorm Winds:1,461Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:44Winter Weather:39
Other:135 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Idlewild, TN.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 7 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Idlewild, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
41.91965-08-145N/A36.32-89.47
18.31981-08-0741035.95-89.12
36.81980-12-023.81136.21-89.43
47.91979-06-113.81236.17-89.65
45.51983-02-233.7136.19-89.6
46.21972-03-293.71036.2-89.61
34.41978-08-313.5436.09-89.42

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 104 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Idlewild, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.11971-05-07436°04'N / 88°47'W36°03'N / 88°42'W4.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gibson
5.92006-04-02336°04'N / 89°02'W36°07'N / 88°44'W17.00 Miles880 Yards64225.0M0Gibson
 Brief Description: This tornado was also spawned by the same supercell that produced the killer Dyer County tornado. The F3 tornado tracked east across Gibson County. The tornado then continued east into Weakley County. The hardest hit area was the city of Bradford. There were six fatalities in Bradford along with forty-four injuries. Approximately two hundred fifty homes were damaged and seventy-five homes were destroyed. The Bradford Police Department was completely destroyed. Other businesses were also severely damaged. F61MH, F53PH, M28PH, F29PH, M5PH, M3PH
7.21989-11-15235°58'N / 88°58'W35°59'N / 88°52'W5.00 Miles80 Yards0025K0Gibson
9.31973-11-26236°10'N / 88°48'W0.50 Mile27 Yards0025K0Weakley
9.71997-03-01235°49'N / 88°56'W35°58'N / 88°42'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gibson
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in Crockett County near the town of Alamo. A long porch from a brick house was ripped off. The tornado continued northeast into Gibson county. Several business were damaged and a storage shed was destroyed as the tornado moved through the county. The tornado then reached Carroll county where it reached its peak intensity. Significant damage occurred in the town of McKenzie. Sixty-seven homes and ten businesses were damaged or destroyed. Four people were injured as well.
10.32006-04-02336°06'N / 88°44'W36°07'N / 88°34'W5.00 Miles200 Yards02500K0Weakley
 Brief Description: The tornado tracked east out of Gibson County into Weakley County. The most affected area was between Pillowville and Staffords Store. Four homes were destroyed and twenty-eight homes were damaged. At least two barns were leveled. Two people were seriously injured when their mobile home was destroyed. The tornado then continued further east into northern Carroll County.
12.21997-03-01235°58'N / 88°40'W36°08'N / 88°31'W10.00 Miles100 Yards002.0M0Carroll
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in Crockett County near the town of Alamo. A long porch from a brick house was ripped off. The tornado continued northeast into Gibson county. Several business were damaged and a storage shed was destroyed as the tornado moved through the county. The tornado then reached Carroll county where it reached its peak intensity. Significant damage occurred in the town of McKenzie. Sixty-seven homes and ten businesses were damaged or destroyed. Four people were injured as well.
14.01988-01-19235°49'N / 88°54'W35°51'N / 88°49'W4.00 Miles60 Yards10250K0Gibson
14.22006-04-02336°11'N / 89°03'W36°08'N / 88°58'W8.00 Miles880 Yards2615.0M0Gibson
 Brief Description: This tornado was the second of two F3 tornadoes that affected Gibson County on April 2nd. The tornado touched down just south of the Obion and Gibson County line and tracked southeast. The tornado lifted just east of Rutherford near the intersection of China Grove Rd and Highway 105. Two fatalities occurred as a result of this tornado along with six injuries. Approximately two hundred fifty homes were damaged and six were destroyed. Cars were tossed into open fields. F57PH, F44PH
14.52006-04-02336°03'N / 88°37'W36°04'N / 88°29'W9.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0Carroll
 Brief Description: The tornado tracked east out of Weakley County into Carroll County. The tornado eventually lifted five miles south southeast of McKenzie. The area just south of McKenzie experienced the worst damage. Thirty-four homes, two apartments, one shop building, and nine farm buildings were damaged. Pilgrim's Rest Church, located near Christmasville, was destroyed. Grain silos were destroyed and numerous trees and power lines were downed. The tornado produce primarily F1 type damage in Carroll County.
14.91952-03-21335°51'N / 88°40'W0.10 Mile100 Yards03250K0Carroll
15.11997-03-01436°06'N / 89°10'W36°08'N / 88°57'W10.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0Gibson
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in Mississippi county Arkansas near the town of Lennie. Three mobile homes were damaged or destroyed and a cotton trailer was over turned. The tornado touched down again in Dyer county in Tennessee. The most severe damage with the tornado occurred in Dyer county. A thirteen-year-old girl was killed at her home which was destroyed by the tornado in the town of Finley. One hundred ninety building were damaged or destroyed in Dyer county including Dyer County High School. The tornado then continued into Gibson county where eight homes were damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down as well.
15.92010-05-02235°48'N / 88°54'W35°49'N / 88°51'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00500K0KGibson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down on the south side of Humboldt and several houses received roof, siding and garage door damage. One home in Humboldt received partial roof loss and garage damage while the storage shed and wooden swing set were completely destroyed. Several power poles were knocked down before a winery received tree and vine damage. Some tiles were stripped off the business home at the winery. One rural home suffered more extensive damage near the end of the track with partial roof loss, porch removal and brick veneer ripped off the northeast corner of the home. Windows were also blown out on the home with a large well built brick supported carport completely destroyed. A well built 40 foot by 40 foot wood and metal shed on the property was completely destroyed with the wood support beams snapped off one foot above the concrete slab. A tour bus nearby was lifted and turned 180 degrees. A semi trailer on the property was also flipped over. Numerous large trees along the path were either uprooted or damaged. A few smaller trees were snapped off one to two feet above the ground. Several power lines were also knocked down before the tornado lifted near Pleasant Hill Road. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level disturbance slowly approached the Mid-South during the evening of April 30th, 2010 as a cold front became stationary to the west. This pattern remained in place through the evening hours of May 2nd, 2010. South to southwest winds pumped warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and created a very unstable atmosphere. Showers and thunderstorms developed in association with the front during the early evening hours and moved east into Eastern Arkansas shortly before midnight. Additional thunderstorms occurred in association with the upper level disturbance. Due to the unstable atmosphere, thunderstorms quickly became severe producing large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding. The severe weather evolved into an outbreak by May 1st and 2nd. Historic rainfall and flash flooding in addition to large hail and damaging winds occurred during the early morning hours of May 1st with several tornadoes occurring during the afternoon hours of May 1st to early morning hours of May 2nd.
16.11957-12-19235°49'N / 88°55'W0.50 Mile10 Yards0025K0Gibson
16.11952-03-21235°48'N / 88°47'W0.10 Mile150 Yards2225K0Gibson
16.82002-11-09235°52'N / 88°34'W35°57'N / 88°32'W10.00 Miles220 Yards26500K0Carroll
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near the town of Terry and tracked northeast. The tornado hit a mobile home park near the town of Leach. Two persons were killed in one of mobile homes in the park. Three houses, two businesses and a farm building were destroyed. Forty homes and other buildings were damaged. M42MH, F65MH
18.51952-03-21235°56'N / 88°30'W0.10 Mile150 Yards18250K0Carroll
18.81979-05-03235°54'N / 89°09'W35°55'N / 89°04'W4.70 Miles73 Yards05250K0Gibson
19.51982-04-02236°13'N / 89°04'W36°18'N / 88°58'W6.00 Miles77 Yards00250K0Obion
19.81957-07-04236°19'N / 88°51'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weakley
19.82008-02-05235°46'N / 88°41'W35°46'N / 88°40'W00200K0KMadison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A brief EF-2 tornado touchdown occurred in Spring Creek along Highway 152 about one quarter mile west of Highway 70. One home suffered total roof loss and a partial failure of the front exterior wall. Three additional homes received extensive roof damage. Large trees were snapped and uprooted. Maximum winds were estimated at 125 mph with a maximum width of 150 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked from Northern Arkansas into Southern Missouri during the evening hours of February 5th, 2008. Supercells developed out ahead of the system during the late afternoon into the early evening. The storms produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. As the supercells moved east during the evening, a cold front moved into West Tennessee. A squall line developed along the front and produced another round of large hail and damaging winds. The front continued to push east into the overnight hours.
20.11971-05-07436°03'N / 88°42'W35°58'N / 88°12'W28.50 Miles100 Yards31372.5M0Carroll
20.91953-03-14236°20'N / 88°46'W0.30 Mile600 Yards0125K0Weakley
20.91957-07-04236°20'N / 88°51'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weakley
21.41952-03-21436°01'N / 89°12'W36°05'N / 89°11'W4.70 Miles200 Yards210250K0Dyer
21.71999-01-17335°46'N / 89°07'W35°49'N / 89°00'W10.00 Miles125 Yards041.6M0Crockett
 Brief Description: The tornado began just south of Alamo and tracked northeast damaging the south side of Alamo before moving into rural areas. Eleven conventional homes, five mobile homes and one commercial building were destroyed. Seventy-three other homes and buildings were damaged.
21.91982-04-02236°18'N / 88°58'W36°22'N / 88°54'W5.50 Miles77 Yards00250K0Weakley
22.12003-05-04236°21'N / 88°51'W36°21'N / 88°51'W4.00 Miles250 Yards00750K0Weakley
 Brief Description: The tornado touched on the south side of the city of Martin and tracked northeast. One business was destroyed. At Martin Westview High School, two storage buildings were blown away. At Martin Middle School, the gymnasium roof was ripped off. At Martin Elementary School, part of the roof was blown off. Many trees and power lines were knocked down.
23.11963-04-29335°49'N / 89°13'W35°50'N / 89°03'W9.30 Miles300 Yards36250K0Crockett
23.51979-05-03235°53'N / 89°14'W35°54'N / 89°09'W4.70 Miles73 Yards0025K0Crockett
23.52008-02-05435°40'N / 88°51'W35°43'N / 88°45'W8.00 Miles125 Yards051100.0M0KMadison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down at the Union University Campus near the U.S. Highway 45 Bypass in Jackson producing tremendous damage. Fifty one people were injured at Union University as two dormitories collapsed during the passage of the violent tornado. Eighty percent of the dorms were severely damaged or destroyed. Three academic buildings received major damage and 14 other campus buildings were damaged. Several hundred vehicles in the campus parking lots were also damaged or destroyed. The damage in the University area was rated EF-4 with maximum winds of 170 mph. The track was 125 yards wide. The damage at the university alone was estimated at $40,000,000. The tornado then tracked across the U.S. Highway 45 Bypass damaging several banks and businesses before hitting the Regional Hospital and adjacent doctors' offices. The tornado then moved across North Jackson inflicting significant damage to many subdivisions and businesses. The Chapel Creek, Indian Hills and Wyndhurst subdivisions were all struck by the tornado. The tornado also damaged the Jackson Oaks Senior Living Complex. The tornado continued to track northeast striking the Northside High School in the Oak Hill area. The tornado then moved through the Walnut Trace subdivision before crossing Old Medina Road and damaging more houses. The tornado then continued northeast causing EF-3 damage near the intersection of Christmasville Road and Ashport Road in Northeast Madison County before lifting. The Madison County Fire Station No. 11 was destroyed. The station's fire engine and pumper, water and brush trucks were all damaged. Several homes in the area were also damaged. The maximum winds were 145 mph in this area and the track was 100 yards wide. Along the track of this tornado over 70 structures were destroyed with over 500 more damaged. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked from Northern Arkansas into Southern Missouri during the evening hours of February 5th, 2008. Supercells developed out ahead of the system during the late afternoon into the early evening. The storms produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. As the supercells moved east during the evening, a cold front moved into West Tennessee. A squall line developed along the front and produced another round of large hail and damaging winds. The front continued to push east into the overnight hours.
23.91997-03-01235°46'N / 89°09'W35°49'N / 89°05'W5.00 Miles100 Yards005K0Crockett
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in Crockett County near the town of Alamo. A long porch from a brick house was ripped off. The tornado continued northeast into Gibson county. Several business were damaged and a storage shed was destroyed as the tornado moved through the county. The tornado then reached Carroll county where it reached its peak intensity. Significant damage occurred in the town of McKenzie. Sixty-seven homes and ten businesses were damaged or destroyed. Four people were injured as well.
24.22002-11-09235°44'N / 89°03'W35°45'N / 89°03'W4.00 Miles220 Yards00750K0Crockett
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just northeast of Bells and tracked northeast. Six mobile homes and four houses were destroyed. Another 62 homes and several businesses were damaged. Many trees and power poles were blown down.
25.51998-04-16235°49'N / 89°14'W35°52'N / 89°10'W5.00 Miles100 Yards02172K0Crockett
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in Maury City and moved northeast toward Crockett Mills. One mobile home was destroyed. Seven houses were damaged. Five farm sheds were destroyed. Several trees were blown down.
26.01952-03-21436°06'N / 89°16'W2.00 Miles200 Yards45250K0Dyer
26.51998-04-16336°02'N / 89°19'W36°02'N / 89°15'W4.00 Miles100 Yards23250K0Dyer
 Brief Description: The tornado started west of Ro Ellen and moved east. One mobile home with two persons inside was destroyed. The two persons in the mobile home were killed. Two other mobile homes were destroyed. A brick home was destroyed with a truck thrown on top of the house. Several other homes were damaged. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down. Debris from this tornado such as old income tax forms and life insurance policies were found near Dyer, Tennessee in nearby Gibson county. This meant the debris travelled about 15 miles. M47MH, F47MH
27.01953-03-14335°32'N / 88°58'W35°45'N / 88°37'W24.70 Miles100 Yards0325K0Madison
28.01973-05-23236°20'N / 89°07'W36°26'N / 89°00'W9.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Obion
28.02006-04-07235°48'N / 88°24'W35°49'N / 88°23'W3.00 Miles50 Yards005K0Henderson
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near the Parker Cross Roads community and tracked northeast into Carroll County. Damage in Henderson County was limited to scattered tree damage. The tornado began as a F0 in Henderson County and strengthened into a F2 tornado as it moved towards Yuma in Carroll County.
28.41982-04-02336°02'N / 89°23'W36°02'N / 89°15'W8.00 Miles77 Yards012.5M0Dyer
28.41952-03-21335°57'N / 89°26'W36°08'N / 89°12'W18.10 Miles1000 Yards1030250K0Dyer
29.31999-01-17435°35'N / 88°53'W35°38'N / 88°41'W16.00 Miles500 Yards610610.0M0Madison
 Brief Description: The tornado developed just east of Bemis and tracked northeast across the southern part of the city of Jackson. A shopping center suffered severe damage while a nearby funeral home was demolished except for the interior rooms. More than 200 homes were obliterated or heavily damaged while 300 other homes sustained lesser damage. The building housing the school buses for the county was destroyed and 55 school buses were damaged. A high-school baseball stadium was destroyed and the football stadium was damaged. F9PH, F81PH, F46OT, M43PH, M43MH, F29PH
29.42006-04-07235°50'N / 88°22'W35°52'N / 88°18'W6.00 Miles100 Yards052.0M0Carroll
 Brief Description: The tornado moved out of Henderson County and continued northeast into Carroll County. The town of Yuma was significantly affected by this tornado with the highest concentration of damage occurring in the residential area between Yuma Baptist Church and the south side of Highway 424. There were five injuries as a result of the tornado. Fifteen homes were destroyed and twenty-nine homes were damaged. The Yuma Community Center, a former school building, was destroyed. The Yuma Church of Christ sustained significant roof damage. Numerous trees and power lines were also knocked down. The tornado continued to travel northeast past Yuma and eventually lifted at the Natchez Trace State Park near Hester Trail Road.
29.61954-05-03236°24'N / 89°04'W36°26'N / 89°01'W3.60 Miles300 Yards003K0Obion
29.82003-05-04236°00'N / 89°25'W36°07'N / 89°16'W15.00 Miles200 Yards01050.0M0Dyer
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just southwest of Dyersburg and tracked northeast through the middle of the city. Over 70 homes were destroyed and more than 300 were damaged. Eight commercial buildings were destroyed and nearly 20 were damaged.
31.42006-04-02336°07'N / 89°31'W36°08'N / 89°12'W18.00 Miles880 Yards167020.0M0Dyer
 Brief Description: A tornado spawned from the same parent supercell that produced damaging tornadoes west of the Mississippi River moved across Dyer County during the evening of April 2nd. The most affected areas were Millsfield, Maxey, and Newbern. The F3 tornado resulted in sixteen fatalities and 70 injuries. Seventy-one homes were destroyed and one hundred eighty-two were damaged. M37MH, F40MH, M13MH, M69PH, F87PH, M66PH, F63MH, F57PH, M27MH, F26MH, F47PH, M57PH, M0PH, F67PH, M77PH, M35MH
31.62003-05-04435°31'N / 89°02'W35°38'N / 88°37'W26.00 Miles880 Yards116630.0M0Madison
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in the southwest part of Madison county near Denmark and tracked east through the downtown section of Jackson. The tornado continued to move east and eventually crossed into Henderson county. Nine people were killed in mobile homes between Denmark and Jackson and two other persons were killed in an apartment complex in Jackson. Numerous buildings were destroyed, particularly in downtown Jackson. St. Luke Episcopal Church, one of the oldest churches in Tennessee built in 1844, was destroyed. The Carl Perkins Civic Center, Tennessee Supreme Court Building, the downtown Jackson Post Office and National Guard Armory were damaged. Also damaged was the Proctor and Gamble factory where Pringles Potato Chips are made and a Coca-Cola bottling plant was also damaged. Denmark Elementary School and Jackson Middle School were destroyed and 24 other schools in the county were damaged. The tornado caused severe damage to the local power and water utilities across the county. One of eight stone balls that were set up to commemorate the eight fatalities from the Jackson tornado of January 17, 1999 was blown across a street. M1PH, M7MH, M8MH, F22PH, F23MH, F25MH, M33MH, M39MH, F40MH, F44MH, M53MH
31.72008-02-05335°33'N / 89°04'W35°39'N / 88°56'W10.00 Miles440 Yards21410.0M0KMadison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into Madison County from Haywood County, Tennessee. The tornado struck the town of Huntersville and produced EF-3 damage. One home was totally destroyed on Huntersville-Denmark Road. One person was killed inside the home. Another home was destroyed in Huntersville. One person was killed in this home as well. Numerous homes were destroyed or damaged along the path in Huntersville area. The St. John No. 2 Baptist Church was severely damaged and the church bus was flipped upside down and tossed several hundred feet. The tornado lifted northeast of Huntersville near Interstate 40. A rest area along Interstate 40 was severely damaged. Thirteen tractor-trailers and several cars were also blown off of the Interstate due to the tornado. One car was tossed 75 yards from Interstate 40 into a farm field. Along the track of this tornado over 50 structures were destroyed and over 80 more were damaged. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked from Northern Arkansas into Southern Missouri during the evening hours of February 5th, 2008. Supercells developed out ahead of the system during the late afternoon into the early evening. The storms produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. As the supercells moved east during the evening, a cold front moved into West Tennessee. A squall line developed along the front and produced another round of large hail and damaging winds. The front continued to push east into the overnight hours.
32.11994-11-27335°46'N / 89°28'W35°52'N / 89°10'W16.00 Miles100 Yards135.0M0Wayne
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down about one mile west of the town of Woodville in Lauderdale County. The tornado then continued northeast in Crockett County. The towns of Chestnut Bluff and Crockett Mills were the hardest hit. One woman was killed as the tornado struck her house. Three other persons were injured. Twenty-seven homes were destroyed and eleven others were damaged. Several vehicles were destroyed as well. F75H
32.11952-03-21336°01'N / 88°16'W36°04'N / 88°12'W5.10 Miles177 Yards019250K0Carroll
32.21967-05-06235°53'N / 89°23'W35°54'N / 89°20'W3.00 Miles33 Yards02250K0Lauderdale
32.61984-05-07336°17'N / 88°21'W36°15'N / 88°15'W6.00 Miles100 Yards0362.5M0Henry
32.82003-05-04435°37'N / 88°38'W35°39'N / 88°21'W13.00 Miles880 Yards02010.0M0Henderson
 Brief Description: The same tornado that produced substantial damage to the city of Jackson continued into Henderson county and moved through the city of Lexington. Thirty-six homes were destroyed and nearly 1,000 homes were damaged. Seven commercial buildings were destroyed and another 73 were damaged including the Everett Horn Library.
32.82003-05-04236°13'N / 88°25'W36°18'N / 88°10'W17.00 Miles200 Yards003.0M0Henry
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down southwest of Paris and moved northeast through the south side of the city. Five homes were destroyed and over 150 other homes were damaged. Three commercial building were destroyed and nineteen others including a school were damaged.
33.11988-01-19235°39'N / 89°13'W35°41'N / 89°10'W3.00 Miles60 Yards16250K0Haywood
34.01953-03-22235°56'N / 89°39'W36°09'N / 89°11'W30.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Dyer
34.02003-05-04335°35'N / 88°37'W35°35'N / 88°30'W7.00 Miles440 Yards0025K0Henderson
 Brief Description: This tornado moved east from Madison County into Henderson county. Some homes were damaged.
34.31999-01-17335°29'N / 89°04'W35°37'N / 88°51'W15.00 Miles600 Yards0025.0M0Madison
 Brief Description: The tornado started southeast of Eurekaton in Haywood County and travelled northeast crossing into Madison County eventually reaching the north part of the city of Jackson. In Haywood county, seven houses, five mobile homes, five barns and seven sheds were destroyed. In Madison county, the tornado damaged or destroyed several homes in Mercer and Denmark. While moving toward Jackson, the tornado struck the south side of McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport damaging the ASOS equipment located at the airport. The new Tennessee National Guard armory and a hangar were flattened. Two UH-60 helicopters and two other helicopters were destroyed with four additional helicopters damaged. In Jackson, a total of 38 apartments were destroyed.
34.41971-07-15236°23'N / 88°26'W36°17'N / 88°12'W14.70 Miles100 Yards08250K0Henry
34.41997-03-01435°57'N / 89°40'W36°07'N / 89°11'W15.00 Miles200 Yards1152.0M0Dyer
 Brief Description: F13MH A tornado developed in Mississippi county Arkansas near the town of Lennie. Three mobile homes were damaged or destroyed and a cotton trailer was over turned. The tornado touched down again in Dyer county in Tennessee. The most severe damage with the tornado occurred in Dyer county. A thirteen-year-old girl was killed at her home which was destroyed by the tornado in the town of Finley. One hundred ninety building were damaged or destroyed in Dyer county including Dyer County High School. The tornado then continued into Gibson county where eight homes were damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down as well.
34.52003-05-04335°29'N / 88°56'W35°35'N / 88°37'W14.00 Miles440 Yards00100K0Madison
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down south of where the tornado which struck the city of Jackson started. This tornado also moved east and eventually moved into Henderson county. Numerous homes were damaged or destroyed.
35.01999-01-17235°52'N / 89°26'W35°52'N / 89°22'W3.50 Miles75 Yards0112.0M0Lauderdale
 Brief Description: The tornado formed just west of Halls and travelled east. A mobile home park was damaged west of Halls with eight homes ripped apart. In Halls, several homes sustained damage to roofs, porches and siding. The tornado moved through the north end of the business district flattening two business with several other buildings including a church suffering major damage. As the tornado exited Halls, it damaged roofs, toppled trees and demolished a solitary mobile home. A total of 49 structures were damaged or destroyed.
35.52001-11-26336°15'N / 88°15'W36°17'N / 88°14'W5.00 Miles200 Yards2121.5M0Henry
 Brief Description: The tornado touched downed southeast of Paris and moved northeast. Ten homes and buildings were completely destroyed and 46 others were damaged. Two persons were killed when their mobile home was destroyed by the tornado. Numerous trees were knocked down. F32MH, M3MH
35.71956-04-03435°35'N / 88°28'W35°42'N / 88°19'W11.60 Miles100 Yards3602.5M0Henderson
35.81988-01-19335°04'N / 89°27'W35°58'N / 88°03'W22.00 Miles200 Yards3242.5M0Fayette
36.71967-12-11236°29'N / 88°54'W36°38'N / 88°54'W10.30 Miles7 Yards01250K0Obion
37.21967-12-11236°30'N / 88°54'W36°38'N / 88°54'W000K0Clay
37.91970-04-01235°29'N / 88°48'W0.10 Mile7 Yards0025K0Madison
37.91988-11-19235°27'N / 88°49'W35°31'N / 88°44'W6.00 Miles90 Yards01250K0Madison
38.02005-11-15236°15'N / 88°23'W36°29'N / 88°09'W20.00 Miles200 Yards0136.5M0Henry
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down southwest of Paris and moved northeast skirting by the northern edge of Paris. Thirty homes were destroyed and several manufacturing plants were demolished. Over 100 homes were damaged.
38.71952-02-13236°00'N / 88°07'W0.30 Mile300 Yards0025K0Benton
38.91953-03-14235°31'N / 88°30'W35°34'N / 88°26'W5.10 Miles100 Yards0225K0Henderson
39.01957-04-04235°32'N / 88°29'W0.10 Mile7 Yards0025K0Henderson
39.51952-03-22435°30'N / 88°31'W35°38'N / 88°17'W15.90 Miles177 Yards11432.5M0Henderson
39.52010-05-02236°35'N / 88°56'W36°37'N / 88°52'W5.00 Miles600 Yards00300K0KHickman
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado crossed into Hickman County from Fulton County on U.S. Highway 51 just north of Crutchfield. Peak winds in this area were estimated near 115 mph. The EF-2 tornado damaged or destroyed several pole barns along U.S. Highway 51. One barn was over 100 feet long and was anchored by telephone poles set in concrete. Most of the poles were snapped. A few poles were pulled up, with one thrown about 50 yards. A section of U.S. 51 was closed due to downed power poles and debris. Large trees were uprooted or snapped. There was minor house damage. As the tornado continued northeast across Kentucky Highway 1070 and a nearby road, three homes were damaged. One of the houses sustained damage to an outside wall, which was pushed in about three inches. The carport attached to that wall was blown away. A two-story garage was destroyed, along with other sheds and another carport. The other two houses sustained damage to garages and siding. Windows were blown out, and a section of roof was blown off one house. The maximum path width of about 600 yards was in this area. The average path width was closer to 300 yards. The tornado then weakened significantly and produced only minor tree damage until it dissipated about a mile southwest of Fulgham. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A surface cold front extended from the Chicago area southwestward across the eastern fringes of the St. Louis metro area to a weak low pressure center over southeast Missouri. The low ejected northeast across southern and eastern Illinois, with the trailing cold front moving east across the Lower Ohio Valley. A broken cluster of severe thunderstorms, with embedded supercells and small bow echoes, moved east-northeastward across western Kentucky. Increasing south-southwesterly low level winds brought plenty of moisture northward into the Lower Ohio Valley, aiding in sufficient destabilization for supercells. The two primary supercells of the night followed similar paths across southern parts of the Purchase area, the Lakes region, and the southern Pennyrile region. Heavy rainfall with the storms, in combination with saturated ground from the May 1 storms, produced localized flash flooding.
40.32006-04-02235°36'N / 89°18'W35°36'N / 89°17'W0.80 Mile30 Yards00400K0Haywood
 Brief Description: A F2 intensity tornado briefly touched down in the Hickory Trail subdivision just west of the city of Brownsville. One home was completely destroyed. One home was moved off of its foundation. Twenty-four homes experienced partial roof damage.
40.31957-04-01235°27'N / 88°52'W0.10 Mile7 Yards003K0Madison
40.51973-04-19236°33'N / 89°11'W36°41'N / 88°34'W35.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Fulton
40.92006-04-07235°53'N / 88°11'W35°53'N / 88°01'W6.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Benton
 Brief Description: One home was destroyed, and 15 other homes and businesses had major damage. One home lost its entire roof on Conley Branch Rd. Other homes had roof damage. Numerous large trees were snapped, uprooted or blown down.
41.11953-03-14235°28'N / 89°27'W35°40'N / 89°05'W24.80 Miles33 Yards0825K0Haywood
41.11999-01-22336°03'N / 88°10'W36°14'N / 88°00'W15.00 Miles220 Yards151.0M0Benton
 Brief Description: This tornado resulted in the only fatality in Middle Tennessee from the severe weather outbreak of January 22,1999. The tornado killed a 50 year old woman who left her shelter in a brick ranch home located on Cedar Grove Road. She went outside to get her dogs inside her home, and that's when the tornado struck and killed her. Her husband remained inside the home and survived. There were 5 injuries from the tornado. A 1600 square foot frame home was moved 10 to 12 feet from its foundation. 12 homes were destroyed, 33 homes sustained damage and 5 businesses were damaged. Power lines and trees were blown down. The winds picked up a 7500 pound Cadillac, and hurled its engine 300-400 yards into a field. The chassis, its empty metal skin, was hurled even further. F50OU
41.41988-11-19235°25'N / 88°50'W35°27'N / 88°49'W3.00 Miles90 Yards00250K0Chester
41.62005-11-15236°08'N / 88°06'W36°09'N / 88°03'W1.20 Miles150 Yards00400K0Benton
 Brief Description: Home destroyed. Roof was gone and walls left standing on a home on French Store Rd. Residents and businesses who suffered damage from the tornadoes on Novemeber 15, 2005 are eligible for low interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Counties declared eligible for the loans are: Benton, Henry, Montgomery, Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Robertson, Stewart, and Weakley. The SBA offer loans to renters and home owners to repair or replace personal property, such as furniture or clothing, damaged by the storms. Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair damage to their primary residence. Loans of $1.5 million are available for businesses and non-profit organizations to repair damage to real estate, machinery or equipment, and inventory. Economic Disaster Loans are also available for small businesses that are unable to pay their bills or meet operating expenses.
41.81953-03-14235°22'N / 88°47'W35°31'N / 88°30'W18.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Chester
42.51950-02-13235°45'N / 89°29'W0.20 Mile7 Yards9125K0Lauderdale
42.61988-11-19235°25'N / 88°54'W35°25'N / 88°50'W3.00 Miles90 Yards00250K0Hardeman
42.71952-03-22435°21'N / 88°49'W35°30'N / 88°31'W19.80 Miles177 Yards231002.5M0Chester
42.81995-05-18236°26'N / 89°28'W36°33'N / 89°11'W15.00 Miles150 Yards000.1M5KLake
 Brief Description: The tornado first tocuhed down about seven miles north of Tiptonville and continued to move northeast through the Reelfoot Lake area. The tornado then moved into Obion County near the town of Walnut Log and eventually moved into Fulton County, Kentucky. Two horses were killed when they were picked up by the tornado. One house had part of its roof torn off, lost part of his carport and had several windows broken. Another house lost part of its siding. Several boats and boat trailers were destroyed. A barn and six grain silos were destroyed. Some cotton trailers were blown over. Several trees and power lines were knocked down. Some crops were damaged as well.
43.01971-05-07435°58'N / 88°12'W35°53'N / 87°54'W17.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Benton
43.62001-11-24236°30'N / 88°27'W36°39'N / 88°22'W11.50 Miles300 Yards04750K80KCalloway
 Brief Description: A total of 45 to 50 structures were damaged or destroyed. The tornado, which tore through rural farm country, first touched down about one quarter mile inside the Tennessee state line. It moved north-northeast, directly impacting the small community of Harris Grove. The damage path ended 2 miles east of Stella, just after the tornado crossed Kentucky Highway 121. Maximum winds in the tornado were estimated at 130 MPH. The breakdown of structural damage included: Two destroyed houses, two destroyed mobile homes, two destroyed car garages, ten destroyed barns, twelve damaged homes, seven damaged mobile homes, and fourteen damaged barns. A tobacco barn, still containing its crop, was blown onto Kentucky Highway 94 west of Murray. Two of the most seriously injured, who required hospitalization for cuts and bruises, were in mobile homes. The other two injured persons were treated and released. Four mobile home residents were trapped by fallen trees and were rescued by emergency personnel.
44.12008-02-05235°24'N / 89°19'W35°33'N / 89°04'W17.00 Miles600 Yards00200K0KHaywood
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into Haywood County from Fayette County. The tornado produced EF-2 damage in Dancyville. One home was destroyed and another suffered severe damage. A church also had major damage and numerous large trees were uprooted. The tornado continued northeast and caused destruction in Hillville. Two mobile homes were totally destroyed and one house had major damage. A convenience store also suffered roof damage. In addition, an outbuilding was completely flattened and large trees were uprooted or snapped. Several other homes had minor damage along the path. The tornado continued northeast eventually crossing into Madison County. Cleanup costs incurred by Haywood County totaled $168,980. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked from Northern Arkansas into Southern Missouri during the evening hours of February 5th, 2008. Supercells developed out ahead of the system during the late afternoon into the early evening. The storms produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. As the supercells moved east during the evening, a cold front moved into West Tennessee. A squall line developed along the front and produced another round of large hail and damaging winds. The front continued to push east into the overnight hours.
45.52000-05-26236°33'N / 88°19'W36°34'N / 88°19'W1.50 Miles300 Yards04250K0Calloway
 Brief Description: The peak intensity of the tornado was rated F-2, with estimated maximum winds near 125 MPH. Although the tornado was only on the ground for a mile or two, it struck the small community of Midway directly, causing extensive damage. Two mobile homes housing migrant workers were destroyed. One of the persons in a mobile home was seriously injured. Three others sustained relatively minor injuries. A used car dealership and a grocery store sustained major damage to roofs and walls. Several additional homes, mobile homes, and barns received moderate to major damage. Numerous trees in the area were downed or uprooted. U.S. Highway 641 was closed for about 18 hours south of Murray due to debris and power lines across the road. The owner of the grocery and an attached home estimated his losses at just under 100,000 dollars.
45.61964-03-04336°40'N / 88°54'W36°43'N / 88°47'W7.20 Miles880 Yards05250K0Logan
45.61999-01-17335°25'N / 89°11'W35°27'N / 89°07'W7.00 Miles200 Yards02100K0Haywood
 Brief Description: The tornado started southeast of Eurekaton in Haywood County and travelled northeast crossing into Madison County eventually reaching the north part of the city of Jackson. In Haywood county, seven houses, five mobile homes, five barns and seven sheds were destroyed. In Madison county, the tornado damaged or destroyed several homes in Mercer and Denmark. While moving toward Jackson, the tornado struck the south side of McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport damaging the ASOS equipment located at the airport. The new Tennessee National Guard armory and a hangar were flattened. Two UH-60 helicopters and two other helicopters were destroyed with four additional helicopters damaged. In Jackson, a total of 38 apartments were destroyed.
45.81971-07-15236°36'N / 89°14'W0.20 Mile17 Yards0025K0Mississippi
45.81991-03-22236°14'N / 88°05'W36°14'N / 87°58'W7.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Benton
46.11961-05-07236°42'N / 89°00'W36°42'N / 88°36'W22.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hickman
47.31985-04-30235°32'N / 89°27'W35°31'N / 89°18'W8.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Haywood
47.82008-05-02235°57'N / 89°40'W35°58'N / 89°39'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0040K0KDyer
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado briefly touched down along Chic Road, just west of the Moss Island State Wildlife Management Area. The tornado traveled northeast for roughly one mile, crossing the Great River Road before lifting. A mobile home was destroyed and several power lines were knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Midsouth during the afternoon hours of May 2nd, 2008, Numerous showers and thunderstorms developed ahead and along the front. Storms quickly became severe and produced large hail, damaging winds, flash flooding, and a few tornadoes. The severe weather continued into the early morning hours of May 3rd, 2008 with the passage of the front.
47.91957-05-22236°39'N / 89°12'W0.40 Mile33 Yards0025K0Mississippi
48.21981-05-18236°43'N / 88°59'W000K0Hickman
49.31961-05-08235°20'N / 88°40'W35°23'N / 88°22'W17.20 Miles300 Yards00250K0Mcnairy
49.42008-02-05236°15'N / 88°00'W36°18'N / 87°57'W4.00 Miles440 Yards0010.0M0KBenton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado came out of northern Benton County and caused damage in Houston County. Trees were uprooted and snapped, and homes were damaged along Highway 147 from the Tennessee River to just west-northwest of McKinnon. There were 20 power poles down on Danville Rd. Worst damage was from Big Sandy to Faxon to Grannys Branch. Fourteen homes were destroyed, and one other had major damage. About half of these homes were mobile homes. 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.
49.81973-11-27235°25'N / 89°30'W35°35'N / 89°19'W15.40 Miles440 Yards01250K0Fayette


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