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The chance of earthquake damage in Lenox is much higher than Tennessee average and is higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Lenox 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, #14

Lenox, TN
2.91
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

Lenox, 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, #104

Lenox, TN
248.71
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 2,870 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lenox, TN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:46Dense Fog:35Drought:64
Dust Storm:0Flood:271Hail:817Heat:63Heavy Snow:35
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:12Landslide:0Strong Wind:58
Thunderstorm Winds:1,293Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:40Winter Weather:36
Other:98 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Lenox, TN.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 22 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Lenox, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
37.51812-02-077.4N/A36.6-89.6
37.51811-12-167.2N/A36.6-89.6
37.51812-01-237.1N/A36.6-89.6
19.71965-08-145N/A36.32-89.47
44.81970-12-244.81236.7-89.5
24.41966-02-124.3N/A35.9-90
33.61975-06-134.3N/A36.54-89.68
24.61985-12-054535.88-89.99
28.21981-08-0741035.95-89.12
30.21981-02-083.9535.62-89.6
8.11979-06-113.81236.17-89.65
14.51980-12-023.81136.21-89.43
31.31973-10-093.8136.51-89.61
34.61968-02-103.8N/A36.5-89.9
9.21983-02-233.7136.19-89.6
9.91972-03-293.71036.2-89.61
19.61970-11-173.61935.9-89.9
10.71978-08-313.5436.09-89.42
26.71982-02-023.51235.91-90.05
29.51981-06-263.5935.85-90.07
31.01970-03-273.5536.5-89.7
37.51980-07-053.51036.6-89.58

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 105 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lenox, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.42008-05-02235°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.
8.41952-03-21436°03'N / 89°49'W36°04'N / 89°42'W6.50 Miles880 Yards171002.5M0Pemiscot
10.31997-03-01435°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.
10.71953-03-22235°56'N / 89°39'W36°09'N / 89°11'W30.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Dyer
11.72004-10-18236°03'N / 89°49'W36°03'N / 89°49'W0.50 Mile125 Yards37300K0Pemiscot
 Brief Description: The tornado struck just south of Cooter and moved east. The tornado produced substantial damage to a farm house and a couple of modular homes. The tornado killed three persons who lived at the farm another injured seven others. A large grain trailer and several trees were blown over. M86PH, F?PH, M?PH
13.82006-04-02336°10'N / 89°58'W36°11'N / 89°39'W17.60 Miles880 Yards213060.0M0Pemiscot
 Brief Description: The tornado continued east out of Dunklin County into Pemiscot County. The tornado lifted near the Mississippi River. There were two fatalities in Braggadocio. One hundred thirty people were injured. The most affected area was the southern portion of Caruthersville. Two hundred twenty-six homes were destroyed and five hundred forty-two homes were damaged. In addition, the city of Caruthersville's water tower was destroyed, cutting off water access to the entire city. F93VE, M69VE
14.72006-04-02336°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
14.92003-05-04236°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.
15.41973-04-19236°08'N / 89°52'W2.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pemiscot
15.81952-02-13236°07'N / 89°53'W36°09'N / 89°52'W2.30 Miles100 Yards000K0Pemiscot
16.31952-03-21335°57'N / 89°26'W36°08'N / 89°12'W18.10 Miles1000 Yards1030250K0Dyer
16.31982-04-02336°02'N / 89°23'W36°02'N / 89°15'W8.00 Miles77 Yards012.5M0Dyer
16.91952-02-13236°04'N / 89°56'W36°07'N / 89°53'W4.50 Miles100 Yards003K0Pemiscot
17.61999-01-17235°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.
18.01967-05-06235°53'N / 89°23'W35°54'N / 89°20'W3.00 Miles33 Yards02250K0Lauderdale
18.21998-04-16336°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
18.61955-05-10235°55'N / 89°56'W35°55'N / 89°51'W4.70 Miles440 Yards00250K0Mississippi
19.31952-03-21436°06'N / 89°16'W2.00 Miles200 Yards45250K0Dyer
20.81955-03-20236°00'N / 90°18'W36°26'N / 89°33'W51.40 Miles100 Yards00250K0Dunklin
21.41965-04-18235°55'N / 89°57'W043K0Mississippi
22.31950-02-13235°45'N / 89°29'W0.20 Mile7 Yards9125K0Lauderdale
22.81975-04-30235°54'N / 89°58'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Mississippi
23.21952-03-21436°01'N / 89°12'W36°05'N / 89°11'W4.70 Miles200 Yards210250K0Dyer
23.31994-11-27335°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
23.51997-03-01435°46'N / 90°11'W35°57'N / 89°43'W20.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mississippi
 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.
25.82006-04-02336°10'N / 90°07'W36°10'N / 89°59'W14.40 Miles880 Yards001.5M0Dunklin
 Brief Description: The tornado tracked east out of Greene County, Arkansas into Dunklin County, Missouri. The tornado then continued east into Pemiscot County, Missouri. Seven homes were destroyed and thirty-three homes were damaged.
25.91979-05-03235°53'N / 89°14'W35°54'N / 89°09'W4.70 Miles73 Yards0025K0Crockett
26.51965-05-26235°53'N / 90°09'W35°57'N / 89°57'W12.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mississippi
27.21998-04-16235°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.
28.31959-09-26335°43'N / 90°09'W35°47'N / 89°44'W23.70 Miles667 Yards07250K0Lauderdale
29.71979-05-03235°54'N / 89°09'W35°55'N / 89°04'W4.70 Miles73 Yards05250K0Gibson
30.51954-04-15236°07'N / 90°09'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Dunklin
30.91997-03-01436°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.
31.01963-04-29335°49'N / 89°13'W35°50'N / 89°03'W9.30 Miles300 Yards36250K0Crockett
31.21952-02-13235°57'N / 90°09'W0.30 Mile33 Yards050K0Mississippi
31.21984-04-03335°56'N / 90°17'W35°58'N / 90°01'W16.00 Miles200 Yards0025.0M0Mississippi
31.71970-07-03236°31'N / 89°36'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0New Madrid
31.81972-04-07235°42'N / 89°58'W0.10 Mile200 Yards0025K0Mississippi
32.71973-04-26236°12'N / 90°10'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Dunklin
32.91973-11-24236°26'N / 89°59'W36°27'N / 89°56'W3.00 Miles33 Yards20250K0Dunklin
33.01998-04-16435°52'N / 90°11'W35°54'N / 90°08'W5.00 Miles400 Yards212350K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: The tornado began just west of Manila and tracked northeast. The tornado demolished or heavily damaged several homes including some mobile homes. Two children were killed in one of these mobile homes. The tornado continued northeast flattening a discount department store and an gas station/food mart. Three small factory and machine shop buildings as well as a furniture store were destroyed. Several other buildings were seriously damaged. The tornado reached the main residential section of Manila destroying several homes. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down. F5MH, M2MH
33.01997-03-01235°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.
33.21968-05-15435°53'N / 90°18'W35°54'N / 90°02'W8.00 Miles250 Yards0325K0Mississippi
33.81973-11-24236°27'N / 89°56'W36°33'N / 89°48'W10.00 Miles33 Yards06250K0New Madrid
33.91995-05-18236°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.
34.22006-04-02336°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
35.62002-11-09235°31'N / 89°54'W35°36'N / 89°38'W17.00 Miles440 Yards016.0M0Tipton
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Tipton county from Mississippi county in Arkansas and moved northeast. The tornado produced significant damage across the county. One man was injured was injured by bricks blown down from the facade of a building in downtown Covington. Across the county, twenty-eight mobile homes, five houses and one business were destroyed. Approximately 275 homes and business were damaged. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down.
35.61988-01-19235°39'N / 89°13'W35°41'N / 89°10'W3.00 Miles60 Yards16250K0Haywood
35.81982-04-02236°13'N / 89°04'W36°18'N / 88°58'W6.00 Miles77 Yards00250K0Obion
35.81999-01-17335°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.
35.82003-05-04235°51'N / 90°17'W35°54'N / 90°08'W12.00 Miles300 Yards00400K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Mississippi County from Craighead County and continued to move northeast. Three homes were destroyed and several others were damaged. A car was damaged when a tree fell on it. Six farm pivots were damaged.
35.91964-03-04236°02'N / 90°20'W36°08'N / 90°10'W11.50 Miles100 Yards0225K0Dunklin
36.22006-04-02235°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.
37.61957-01-22235°48'N / 90°12'W000K0Mississippi
37.71952-03-21335°40'N / 90°31'W35°57'N / 89°54'W39.70 Miles880 Yards157250K0Mississippi
37.71952-03-21335°40'N / 90°31'W35°57'N / 89°54'W39.70 Miles880 Yards157250K0Mississippi
37.71954-06-13335°41'N / 90°06'W2.50 Miles833 Yards003K0Mississippi
37.91968-04-03335°23'N / 89°52'W35°39'N / 89°35'W24.30 Miles1760 Yards4282.5M0Tipton
37.91964-03-04235°28'N / 89°40'W35°33'N / 89°36'W6.80 Miles200 Yards0325K0Tipton
38.01973-05-23236°20'N / 89°07'W36°26'N / 89°00'W9.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Obion
38.12002-11-09235°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.
38.41955-03-20235°59'N / 90°17'W36°00'N / 90°18'W1.30 Miles250 Yards0025K0Mississippi
38.91953-03-14235°28'N / 89°27'W35°40'N / 89°05'W24.80 Miles33 Yards0825K0Haywood
39.01985-04-30235°32'N / 89°27'W35°31'N / 89°18'W8.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Haywood
39.01989-11-15235°58'N / 88°58'W35°59'N / 88°52'W5.00 Miles80 Yards0025K0Gibson
39.41951-11-13336°37'N / 89°45'W1.00 Mile27 Yards0125K0New Madrid
40.11973-11-27235°25'N / 89°30'W35°35'N / 89°19'W15.40 Miles440 Yards01250K0Fayette
40.11954-05-03236°24'N / 89°04'W36°26'N / 89°01'W3.60 Miles300 Yards003K0Obion
40.52006-04-02336°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
40.81964-01-24236°14'N / 90°19'W36°16'N / 90°17'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Clay
40.92003-05-04235°52'N / 90°20'W35°54'N / 90°17'W3.00 Miles300 Yards001K0Craighead
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down northeast of Black Oak and moved northeast eventually into Mississippi County. Little damage was reported with the tornado in Craighead County.
42.02008-05-02235°41'N / 90°14'W35°43'N / 90°12'W3.00 Miles150 Yards01500K0KMississippi
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down just south of Etowah, near the Garden Point Community, and tracked northeast to near Carrolls Corner. The track was nearly continuous for roughly 4 miles. Most of the damage occurred on a half mile stretch of Highway 77 between Highway 140 and Highway 297. Two homes sustained major damage. The roof was blown off of one home and the back side of another home was torn off. Four other homes sustained moderate damage and another home sustained minor damage. One person was injured. A car dealership was also completely destroyed along with ten used vehicles on the car lot. Several out buildings were also destroyed. Numerous trees, power poles, and power lines were knocked down along the path. There was also one mobile home destroyed on County Road 121. A recreational vehicle and an irrigation system were also overturned. 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 and a few tornadoes. The severe weather continued into the early morning hours of May 3rd, 2008 with the passage of the front.
42.11957-12-19235°49'N / 88°55'W0.50 Mile10 Yards0025K0Gibson
42.11973-11-24236°33'N / 89°48'W36°47'N / 89°26'W25.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0New Madrid
42.11982-04-02236°18'N / 88°58'W36°22'N / 88°54'W5.50 Miles77 Yards00250K0Weakley
42.61956-02-25236°40'N / 89°33'W36°40'N / 89°26'W6.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0New Madrid
42.71964-01-24236°11'N / 90°23'W36°14'N / 90°19'W5.10 Miles300 Yards02250K0Greene
42.91971-07-15236°36'N / 89°14'W0.20 Mile17 Yards0025K0Mississippi
43.41959-09-26335°37'N / 90°17'W35°43'N / 90°09'W10.20 Miles167 Yards04250K0Mississippi
44.42002-11-09235°27'N / 90°13'W35°42'N / 90°03'W14.50 Miles440 Yards0010K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Mississippi county from Crittenden county and continued northeast and eventually moved into Tipton county in Tennessee. Some trees were knocked down near the Crittenden county border.
44.42010-05-02235°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.
44.71988-01-19235°49'N / 88°54'W35°51'N / 88°49'W4.00 Miles60 Yards10250K0Gibson
45.11957-04-03236°04'N / 90°25'W000K0Greene
45.21955-04-22336°40'N / 89°31'W36°43'N / 89°18'W12.40 Miles10 Yards00250K0New Madrid
45.71997-03-01235°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.
45.71973-11-26236°10'N / 88°48'W0.50 Mile27 Yards0025K0Weakley
45.91957-07-04236°19'N / 88°51'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weakley
46.31957-07-04236°20'N / 88°51'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weakley
46.42008-02-05335°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.
46.52008-02-05235°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.
46.61968-04-03336°05'N / 90°28'W36°07'N / 90°25'W3.60 Miles100 Yards162.5M0Greene
46.81957-05-22236°39'N / 89°12'W0.40 Mile33 Yards0025K0Mississippi
46.82003-05-04236°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.
47.91989-06-04235°21'N / 89°54'W35°26'N / 89°48'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Shelby
48.31962-02-08236°43'N / 89°19'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Mississippi
48.41971-05-07436°04'N / 88°47'W36°03'N / 88°42'W4.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gibson
48.41965-11-26336°03'N / 90°30'W36°05'N / 90°27'W3.60 Miles880 Yards00250K0Greene
48.51970-04-01236°41'N / 89°18'W36°43'N / 89°13'W5.10 Miles50 Yards0425K0Mississippi
48.92008-02-05335°22'N / 89°22'W35°24'N / 89°19'W4.00 Miles167 Yards10100K0KFayette
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near Akin Road. Shortly after touchdown, the tornado crossed Yum Yum Road. A man sitting in his truck in a shed was killed when the tornado struck the shed. The truck tumbled at least 40 feet and was severely damaged. Other vehicles were tossed about from the tornado. Substantial damage to large trees in the area occurred as well. The tornado continued northeast and crossed into Haywood County, Tennessee. 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.
49.01964-03-04235°18'N / 89°42'W35°24'N / 89°39'W7.60 Miles200 Yards0325K0Shelby
49.21959-09-26335°36'N / 90°18'W35°37'N / 90°17'W1.30 Miles167 Yards010250K0Poinsett
49.41952-03-21235°48'N / 88°47'W0.10 Mile150 Yards2225K0Gibson
49.72008-02-05235°18'N / 89°45'W35°23'N / 89°40'W7.00 Miles150 Yards011.0M0KShelby
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down one quarter mile east of Brunswick Road interchange along Highway 385 in the Salem Estates Subdivision. The tornado tracked non-continuously northeast to the Tipton County line, near the Collierville-Arlington Road. Damage sustained in the Salem Estates subdivision was rated an EF-0. One roof of a home was partially removed along with several blown out windows. In addition, some minor tree damage occurred in this area. Further northeast, along Moose Road west of Beaver Creek, the tornado intensified and produced EF-2 damage. Significant tree damage occurred from the tornado in this area. In addition, two power line support towers were knocked down and one was twisted. Significant damage occurred further northeast along Osborntown Road as extensive tree damage was observed. Large trees were snapped and uprooted. In addition, two large well constructed new homes were heavily damaged. One home had more than half of its roof removed along with all windows blown out. Brick was also dislodged from portions of the structure. The second home received extensive damage with the entire second story being removed from the tornado. Inside walls were compromised and debris was deposited inside the home and in the front yard. One minor injury occurred from this segment of EF-2 rated damage. Additional damage occurred further northeast across Macedonia Road producing additional tree damage and minor damage to one home and one mobile home. Damage also occurred just south of where the tornado crossed into Tipton County where five homes sustained light to moderate damage along Collierville-Arlington Road. This damage has been rated EF-1. One of the homes sustained significant damage to portions of the roof and adjoining levels. The other four homes had damage to the roofs and windows. Large trees, some up to 3 feet in diameter were snapped and uprooted. The tornado then tracked into Tipton County. 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.
49.81954-06-29236°03'N / 90°30'W000K0Greene
49.81967-04-13236°03'N / 90°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Greene


* 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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