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

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Earthquake Index, #539

Walnut Grove, TN
0.03
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

Walnut Grove, 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, #269

Walnut Grove, TN
207.82
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 3,274 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Walnut Grove, TN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:10Dense Fog:0Drought:34
Dust Storm:0Flood:449Hail:940Heat:25Heavy Snow:11
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:23
Thunderstorm Winds:1,598Tropical Storm:4Wildfire:0Winter Storm:22Winter Weather:13
Other:136 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Walnut Grove, TN.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Walnut Grove, TN.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Walnut Grove, TN.

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.71964-03-04335°03'N / 88°16'W35°13'N / 88°08'W13.80 Miles300 Yards032.5M0Hardin
10.31976-05-13334°59'N / 88°15'W35°03'N / 88°14'W4.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Hardin
11.21988-11-04334°53'N / 88°13'W34°56'N / 88°07'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
13.11965-03-17234°52'N / 88°08'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0025K0Alcorn
13.71976-05-13334°55'N / 88°18'W34°59'N / 88°15'W5.40 Miles300 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
14.11954-04-28235°11'N / 88°15'W2.00 Miles300 Yards04250K0Hardin
14.81970-04-19435°00'N / 88°23'W35°03'N / 88°16'W7.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hardin
16.61958-02-26335°14'N / 88°15'W0.10 Mile7 Yards00250K0Hardin
17.41964-03-04335°13'N / 88°08'W35°23'N / 88°00'W13.80 Miles300 Yards042.5M0Wayne
17.51998-04-16435°13'N / 88°01'W35°12'N / 87°38'W23.00 Miles1760 Yards364.0M0Wayne
 Brief Description: The tornado killed 3 people in Wayne county. 2 females, their ages 75 and 57, were killed in a modular home on Lay Creek Rd. Another female, age 69, was killed on Chalk Creek Road in a wooden frame home. The tornado left nothing but the foundation. A lumber yard was destroyed. Many trees were down in the path of the tornado. Many houses and mobile homes were destroyed. 34 homes were completely destroyed, 14 homes had major damage and 22 had minor damage. . F75MH, F57MH, F69PH
19.32008-02-05435°16'N / 88°17'W35°22'N / 88°02'W16.00 Miles880 Yards3517.6M0KHardin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial tornado touchdown occurred west of the Tennessee River near the intersection of Coffee Landing Road and Towboat Lane about 740 pm CST. The tornado then quickly raced northeast causing extensive damage to homes and trees just east of the Tennessee River in the Oak Grove, Cerro Gordo and Swift Communities. The tornado destroyed 59 houses, 11 mobile homes, 11 public buildings, a vacant store and 11 farm buildings. Another 117 structures received varying degrees of damage. Four of the 11 public buildings belonged to the Sharon Baptist Church. The church lost its sanctuary, preschool, academy and student center, off Cravens Road in the Oak Grove area. Two of the five injuries occurred at the church while two more injuries occurred in homes in the Oak Grove area. All three deaths occurred in mobile homes. Two of the deaths occurred in the Cerro Gordo area while the third fatality occurred in northeast Hardin County in the vicinity of Nance Bend Road and Highway 128. The tornado continued northeast before lifting near the intersection of Highway 114 and Highway 128 around 757 pm CST. The path length was about 16 miles and the maximum width was one half mile. The highest estimated winds were around 170 mph. Utility restoration costs were estimated at around $200,000. 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.
19.41957-11-18234°44'N / 88°19'W34°53'N / 88°10'W13.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
21.01951-11-15234°50'N / 87°48'W1.50 Miles177 Yards063K0Lauderdale
22.41959-01-21235°14'N / 88°24'W35°16'N / 88°21'W4.10 Miles500 Yards03250K0Mcnairy
22.81963-03-11235°06'N / 87°44'W35°07'N / 87°36'W7.70 Miles100 Yards04250K0Wayne
22.81953-05-04234°55'N / 88°31'W34°59'N / 88°23'W8.80 Miles20 Yards0025K0Alcorn
22.91955-03-21234°42'N / 88°06'W34°44'N / 88°01'W5.40 Miles200 Yards0125K0Colbert
23.22005-11-15235°11'N / 87°45'W35°15'N / 87°40'W6.00 Miles100 Yards01100K0Wayne
 Brief Description: The NWS Storm Survey found that a tornado first touched down just south of Collinwood along Highway 13 near Shackelford Funeral Home. The tornado moved northeast and damaged several homes and snapped off numerous large trees along Ayers Rd. A barn was destroyed near the intersection of Ayers Road and Millrock. Several homes near this intersection received significant structural damage. Two trailer homes were damaged and were moved off their foundations. The tornado contiued to move northeast and did significant damage to the Millrock Baptist Church. Along Shawnette Road, more homes were damaged and numerous trees were blown down. Between Little Shawnette Road and Double Branch Road, a home was nearly destroyed. This was the last evidence of damage from the tornado in Wayne County. One injury occurred while a woman was inside her house on Shawnettee Road when the tornado moved the house off the foundation.
25.11966-11-10334°57'N / 88°31'W34°57'N / 88°28'W3.30 Miles27 Yards04250K0Alcorn
26.51967-10-24334°48'N / 87°47'W34°51'N / 87°35'W11.90 Miles100 Yards01250K0Lauderdale
26.81988-11-04235°15'N / 87°50'W35°25'N / 87°39'W13.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Wayne
27.21973-11-27234°50'N / 88°34'W34°56'N / 88°26'W10.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Alcorn
27.21980-04-08234°55'N / 88°31'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00250K0Alcorn
27.32010-05-02235°22'N / 88°21'W35°22'N / 88°21'W1.00 Mile880 Yards02100K0KHardin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado tracked northeast into Hardin County from McNairy County and hit the town of Milledgeville. One house sustained major damage while another sustained roof damage. Minor damage occurred to a shed. Several trees were knocked down in the area. Two injuries occurred from the tornado. This storm went on to produce a tornado in Henderson and Decatur Counties. 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.
27.61957-04-04335°03'N / 88°36'W35°07'N / 88°30'W7.30 Miles50 Yards011250K0Mcnairy
27.71965-02-11234°50'N / 87°39'W0025K0Colbert
28.21957-11-18234°40'N / 88°20'W34°44'N / 88°19'W4.50 Miles50 Yards02250K0Prentiss
28.21971-05-24334°51'N / 88°35'W34°58'N / 88°29'W9.80 Miles33 Yards05250K0Alcorn
28.71991-03-22335°03'N / 88°43'W35°14'N / 88°24'W22.00 Miles200 Yards44525.0M0Mcnairy
28.81953-03-22234°51'N / 87°37'W1.00 Mile200 Yards003K0Lauderdale
28.82010-05-02235°07'N / 88°41'W35°22'N / 88°21'W25.00 Miles880 Yards0107.3M0KMcnairy
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near the intersection of Sulphur Springs Road and Steadman Road, southwest of Selmer, and tracked northeast. This tornado was spawned from the same cell that produced a tornado from near Ashland, Mississippi to near Pocahontas, Tennessee and just west of Ramer, Tennessee in McNairy County. Tree and minor roof damage was noted at the beginning of the track. The tornado tracked further to the northeast and hit northern parts of Selmer. A carport failed due to fallen trees at the Christmas Tree Farm. A large home was moved off the foundation as well as a double wide mobile home. A single wide trailer was destroyed and wrapped around a tree. Total collapse of a few buildings occurred as well. Large trees were knocked down and minor roof damage was noted. The tornado then tracked further to the northeast and hit Bethesda and Purdy. Two churches were destroyed. A brick home sustained major roof damage while a horse barn was completely destroyed. The tornado tracked further to the northeast and hit the town of Good Hope. Two homes were destroyed. The tornado continued to the northeast crossing into Hardin County just to the southwest Milledgeville. At least ten injuries occurred in McNairy County from the tornado. In total, 22 homes were completely destroyed with 59 homes sustaining major damage. At least minor damage occurred to 219 homes. Fifteen mobile homes were destroyed and eleven sustained major damage. Twenty mobile homes received minor damage. Several other buildings and outbuildings were damaged or destroyed as well. 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.
29.01986-11-08234°37'N / 88°12'W34°40'N / 88°11'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
29.01970-04-24235°08'N / 88°34'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0325K0Mcnairy
30.01970-04-19434°49'N / 88°45'W35°00'N / 88°23'W24.30 Miles100 Yards4782.5M0Alcorn
30.11972-09-29334°39'N / 88°20'W34°38'N / 88°11'W8.70 Miles880 Yards03250K0Tishomingo
30.21971-02-21235°09'N / 88°35'W1.50 Miles67 Yards0362.5M0Mcnairy
30.21966-11-10234°38'N / 88°14'W00250K0Tishomingo
31.01963-03-11234°36'N / 88°06'W0025K0Franklin
31.71953-02-20334°42'N / 87°42'W0.10 Mile20 Yards1825K0Colbert
31.71997-03-01235°04'N / 88°38'W35°11'N / 88°36'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00300K0Mcnairy
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the town of Ramer and moved northeast toward the town of Selmer. Forty-eight homes and two businesses were damaged or destroyed. One farm which housed emus was damaged and nine emus were killed. Several trees were uprooted or shredded.
32.11953-03-14234°40'N / 88°26'W34°42'N / 88°24'W3.30 Miles33 Yards1025K0Prentiss
32.51965-03-17334°45'N / 87°40'W34°50'N / 87°30'W11.00 Miles33 Yards022250K0Colbert
32.51988-11-04334°35'N / 88°05'W34°44'N / 87°24'W45.00 Miles200 Yards0162.5M0Colbert
32.71988-11-04334°34'N / 88°05'W34°35'N / 88°05'W2.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Franklin
33.31961-05-08235°20'N / 88°40'W35°23'N / 88°22'W17.20 Miles300 Yards00250K0Mcnairy
33.61985-08-16234°39'N / 87°38'W34°45'N / 87°40'W8.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Colbert
33.62008-01-10235°19'N / 87°35'W35°20'N / 87°34'W1.00 Mile400 Yards00200K0KWayne
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service Storm Survey indicated that an EF2 tornado with wind speeds of 111-135 MPH struck Wayne County. The worst damage was at 9110 Buttermilk Ridge Rd. A 30 foot by 30 foot metal barn was completely destroyed. Other metal barns received considerable damage with most of the roof blown off. Some homes lost shingles on their roofs. A dog house that was anchored onto a concrete platform was blown away. Several trees were snapped at the trunk. A wooden plank was planted into the ground. Sheets of metal from the barn were carried about a half mile away into some trees on the Natchez Trace Parkway...just across into Lawrence county. Trees were lying in different directions on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Numerous trees were also uprooted at this location on the Natchez Trace. The EMA Director assessed the damage by the tornado at 200,000 dollars. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Squall line type thunderstorms, with some bow echoes, occurred on January, 10. Isolated supercells spawned a tornado in Wayne County.
34.51999-02-27234°54'N / 87°29'W34°56'N / 87°28'W1.70 Miles150 Yards00145K0KLauderdale
 Brief Description: A tornado occurred around 5:55 pm about 4 miles northeast of Killen in northern Lauderdale County. A mobile home was destroyed, several houses were heavily damaged, numerous trees were downed and uprooted, and several other structures sustained damage. The damage area was along CR 71 in the Antioch area.
34.91997-03-01235°24'N / 87°40'W35°26'N / 87°37'W2.90 Miles440 Yards02100K0Wayne
 Brief Description: 2 houses were damaged and 2 trailers were destroyed in Wayne county. There were 2 injuries in Wayne county. The damage was on Buttermilk Ridge. The tornado started in Wayne county, clipped the northwest corner of Lawrence county and dissipated in Lewis county.
35.41959-01-21234°31'N / 88°12'W34°34'N / 88°07'W5.70 Miles20 Yards0125K0Tishomingo
36.21987-12-15234°41'N / 88°36'W34°43'N / 88°29'W8.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Prentiss
36.31972-09-29334°39'N / 88°38'W34°39'N / 88°20'W17.10 Miles880 Yards000K0Prentiss
36.31988-11-04334°32'N / 88°31'W34°39'N / 88°15'W12.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Prentiss
36.61985-06-17234°32'N / 88°13'W2.00 Miles70 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
36.81997-03-01235°22'N / 87°34'W35°23'N / 87°32'W1.20 Miles440 Yards00100K0Lawrence
 Brief Description: 2 houses were damaged and 1 trailer destroyed in Lawrence county. The tornado started in Wayne county, clipped the northwest corner of Lawrence county and dissipated in Lewis county.
37.41963-03-11235°07'N / 87°36'W35°12'N / 87°14'W21.40 Miles100 Yards010K0Lawrence
37.41967-10-24334°40'N / 87°40'W34°44'N / 87°27'W13.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Colbert
38.11967-12-21234°44'N / 88°37'W1125K0Prentiss
38.31957-12-19234°36'N / 87°40'W0725K0Colbert
39.61999-05-05435°34'N / 87°55'W35°38'N / 87°50'W6.00 Miles580 Yards30295K0Perry
 Brief Description: An F4 tornado struck the town of Linden, located about 70 miles southwest of Nashville. The tornado damaged many homes, schools and businesses and churches. There were 3 fatalities. A 14 year old girl was sucked out of her home by the tornado as she, her father, and her mother were headed to the basement. Her dad was also sucked out of the home, but was found unharmed in the yard. The 14 year old girl was found 5 hours later in the rumble of their home. Hollis Hinson, 47 year old male and Perry County Trustee, was killed in his home. His girlfriend, 47 year old school teacher Patti Haston, was also killed in Mr. Hinson's house. The home was lifted off the foundation and flung into the woods and down a nearby hill. Both had gone to the bathroom to escape the tornado's fury. Ms. Hinson was found dead in a bathtub. F14PH, F47PH, M47PH
40.01957-11-18234°29'N / 87°52'W34°32'N / 87°45'W7.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Franklin
40.11958-04-05234°40'N / 87°32'W34°46'N / 87°26'W8.90 Miles100 Yards11250K0Colbert
40.22010-05-02335°03'N / 88°47'W35°03'N / 88°46'W1.00 Mile880 Yards0010K0KMcnairy
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into McNairy County from Hardeman County. The tornado briefly traveled northeast before lifting near Highway 57. Several trees and power lines were knocked down in the area. This storm would later spawn a couple of tornadoes further northeast in McNairy County. 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.
40.51972-04-21335°08'N / 87°32'W35°17'N / 87°13'W20.60 Miles200 Yards06250K0Lawrence
40.51952-03-22435°30'N / 88°31'W35°38'N / 88°17'W15.90 Miles177 Yards11432.5M0Henderson
40.61958-01-31234°29'N / 87°52'W3.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Franklin
40.82008-05-08234°44'N / 87°28'W34°46'N / 87°25'W13.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0KColbert
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A surveillance camera from an equipment company northeast of Leighton captured a tornado on video picking up at least 2 cars and throwing them nearly 40 feet. A home was destroyed and another heavily damaged along River Road and Second Street. Large trees were snapped and uprooted near Fosters Mill at the intersection County Road 40. An 18 wheeler was reported to be overturned in this area as well. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) produced no less than five tornadoes and damaging thunderstorm winds across northern Alabama during the late morning through mid afternoon hours.
40.91953-03-14235°31'N / 88°30'W35°34'N / 88°26'W5.10 Miles100 Yards0225K0Henderson
41.01957-04-04235°32'N / 88°29'W0.10 Mile7 Yards0025K0Henderson
41.51957-04-07234°27'N / 88°08'W0025K0Franklin
41.61967-06-29234°27'N / 88°09'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Franklin
41.61991-03-22235°29'N / 87°38'W35°33'N / 87°34'W5.00 Miles50 Yards11425.0M0Lewis
41.81967-10-24334°44'N / 87°27'W34°44'N / 87°25'W1.90 Miles33 Yards03250K0Lawrence
41.81965-03-17334°50'N / 87°30'W34°57'N / 87°12'W18.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lauderdale
42.11964-03-09334°51'N / 87°23'W34°54'N / 87°19'W5.20 Miles33 Yards22250K0Lauderdale
42.22008-05-08234°46'N / 87°25'W34°48'N / 87°22'W4.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0KLawrence
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado continued its track from Fosters Mill in Colbert County into the far northern tip of Lawrence County. The tornado struck the Doublehead Resort and Lodge producing significant structural damage. A 2-story house was completely lifted off its foundation and moved nearly 20 feet. The entire west-facing side of this house was ripped off along with significant roof damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) produced no less than five tornadoes and damaging thunderstorm winds across northern Alabama during the late morning through mid afternoon hours.
42.41953-03-14235°22'N / 88°47'W35°31'N / 88°30'W18.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Chester
42.71995-05-18435°00'N / 87°29'W35°21'N / 87°10'W29.00 Miles1000 Yards3324.6M0Lawrence And Giles
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near the Lawrence/Wayne County line near Deerfield and lifted near Campbellsville in Giles County. Two people were killed while outside their trailer in the extreme western part of Lawrence County and a third person was killed while inside a house near Deerfield. Thirty-four houses, 16 mobile homes and one business were destroyed. Ninety-eight houses, three mobile homes and two other buildings were damaged. The tornado pulled corn stalks that were two feet tall out fo the ground and destroyed 6 TVA steel high-tension-wire towers. Three of these towers were never found. A cancelled check from Etheridge was found in Cannon County, some 90 miles away. Seventy-five to 100 people were evacuated in Ethridge because of downed power lines. (F48H,M65H,M67H)
42.81952-03-22435°21'N / 88°49'W35°30'N / 88°31'W19.80 Miles177 Yards231002.5M0Chester
42.91997-03-01235°26'N / 87°31'W35°28'N / 87°27'W3.90 Miles440 Yards00100K0Lewis
 Brief Description: 5 homes were damaged and a barn was destroyed. Path length and width of tornado are approximations.
43.12010-05-02334°59'N / 88°52'W35°03'N / 88°47'W7.00 Miles880 Yards12250K0KHardeman
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into Hardeman County from Tippah County, Mississippi. The tornado tracked northeast hitting Pocahontas before moving into McNairy County. One fatality occurred in Pocahontas when a single wide trailer was destroyed. Two injuries also occurred. In total, one home was completely destroyed. Thirteen homes sustained major damage with another five receiving very minor damage. Two mobile homes were destroyed with another two receiving minor damage. Numerous trees were snapped and debarked in the area. In addition, power lines were knocked down as well. 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.
43.21965-03-17235°14'N / 87°20'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Lawrence
43.21958-04-05234°46'N / 87°26'W34°51'N / 87°17'W10.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lawrence
43.21963-03-11235°15'N / 87°26'W35°20'N / 87°17'W10.30 Miles300 Yards01250K0Lawrence
43.31964-03-09334°30'N / 87°40'W34°36'N / 87°32'W10.40 Miles33 Yards01250K0Franklin
43.31998-04-16535°16'N / 87°35'W35°26'N / 87°12'W22.70 Miles1760 Yards0214.0M0Lawrence
 Brief Description: Many fine homes, some even brick, were completely leveled. Trees were uprooted or blown down, power lines were down, 75 utility poles were blown down around the county. People who were at their homes went to the basement, or in a closet, or in a bathroom. The EMA report of a one ton Dodge flatbed truck, which weighs almost 5000 pounds, being hurled 20 miles, could not be confirmed. Therefore this account should be discounted. However, the EMA director verfied a sedan being carried 1/2 mile. A tree was debarked by the flying debris. A 200 yard wide path of pasture land had grass pulled out. Clumps of dirt was pulled up from the ground. Several livestock was killed.
43.81972-09-29334°40'N / 88°43'W34°39'N / 88°38'W5.10 Miles880 Yards01250K0Prentiss
44.51975-03-23334°30'N / 88°36'W34°37'N / 88°33'W8.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Prentiss
45.01956-04-03435°35'N / 88°28'W35°42'N / 88°19'W11.60 Miles100 Yards3602.5M0Henderson
45.92008-04-11335°16'N / 87°24'W35°19'N / 87°13'W10.00 Miles100 Yards013.0M0KLawrence
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Many homes had roof damage especially on Coffee McGee Rd. An outbuilding was damaged on Crawfish Rd. Trees and utility poles were down along U.S. Highway 64 or Waynesboro Highway. Trees were down in Mt. Ararat Cemetery. The worst damage was a downed TVA electrical transmission tower east of U.S. Highway 43 on Hagan Rd. Metal debris was flung up and got stuck about a hundred feet above the ground in an electrical transmission tower. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Newspaper article stated 56 homes had damage, with 12 homes being complete losses, and there were mainly mobile homes having comp;lete; There was one minor injury. EPISODE NARRATIVE: There were six confirmed tornadoes on April 11, 2008. Large hail and straight line winds were also reported.
45.92001-02-24334°31'N / 88°36'W34°35'N / 88°36'W5.00 Miles50 Yards0302.0M0Prentiss
 Brief Description: The tornado continued from Lee county into Prentiss county finally lifting up near the town of Wheeler. The most significant damage occurred in Baldwyn along the Lee/Prentiss county line. Nearly 100 homes were damaged or destroyed. The Baldwyn High School lost the roof to its gymnasium and had another building damaged. Six homes were damaged in Wheeler.
46.01976-03-20234°55'N / 87°16'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0225K0Lauderdale
46.32003-05-04335°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.
46.71996-04-20235°26'N / 87°23'W35°26'N / 87°23'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0121.3M0Lawrence
 Brief Description: A strong line of thunderstorms entered middle Tennesee Saturday morning, April 20. The storms moved from northwest to southeast. Some of these storms produced tornadoes, but a significant part of the damage occurred from straight line winds. Many homes...mobile homes and businesses were damaged. Damage estimates from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) was placed at 1.25 million dollars across middle Tennessee during this storm event. The tornado started at Barnesville and then went back up as a funnel cloud. It touched down again at Summertown, Waco and Cornersville. Areas east of Cornersville toward Bell Buckle received straight line wind damage. The distance from Barnesville to Cornersville is about 33 miles. Lengths and widths are estimated at Barnesville, Summertown, Waco and Cornersville. Cornersville was the hardest hit. An eyewitness saw the funnel come down and take the roof off a basement house about 1/2 mile south of Barnesville on Barnesville Rd. The tornado went up as a funnel cloud but came down again later as a tornado at Summertown and did some damaged to 25 homes...2 severe. Trees were uprooted, including a large oak tree and a cherry tree with a diameter of 12 to 14 inches. The tornado went up as a funnel cloud, and touched down briefly at Waco, in Giles county. The tornado damaged a brick structure that was used as a store. The building lost its roof and most of its walls. A mobile home was leveled across the street. Straight line winds appeared to have damaged a cabinet and wood shop business at the junction of highway 31 and highway 129. Storm damage estimate for Giles county is about $400,000. The tornado came down again for the final time at Cornersville, at 0615 CST, and was on the ground for an estimated 1.5 miles. Its width was estimated about 1/4 mile. The tornado started at 1.5 miles northwest of the junction of U.S. Route 31A and Coleman Rd. or 1.3 miles southwest of Cornersville. The tornado damage ends near the junction of Coleman Rd. and U.S. Route 31A. The tornado demolished a mobile home park. 7 mobile homes were totally destroyed and 10 others damage. 7 people were injured in the mobile home park, one critically. Another person was injured in Marshall county. 2 high tension towers were bent in half and telephone poles were snapped along Coleman Rd. The Cornersville School auditorium was damaged, but it was not from the tornado. There were 2 injuries in Coffee county and 2 injured in Bedford county, for a total of 12 injuries from the storm. TEMA estimates of the number of homes, mobile homes and businesses that were destroyed or sustained severely damage from the tornado and the straight line winds for the following counties are in the respective order: Marshall County...5, 10, 14 Lawrence County...10, 1. and zero. Coffee County...4, 10, 1. Giles County...6, 2, 2. Bedford County...0, 4, 0.
46.81962-02-23234°53'N / 88°54'W34°57'N / 88°51'W5.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Tippah
47.01965-03-17334°31'N / 88°44'W34°37'N / 88°34'W11.70 Miles400 Yards07250K0Prentiss
47.02003-05-04435°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.
47.61988-11-04334°44'N / 87°24'W34°44'N / 87°14'W13.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lawrence
48.11954-04-28234°22'N / 88°20'W34°24'N / 88°18'W3.30 Miles10 Yards0225K0Itawamba
48.91956-02-17335°09'N / 87°18'W35°09'N / 87°07'W10.40 Miles1760 Yards0025K0Lawrence
48.91978-04-18234°41'N / 87°23'W34°41'N / 87°16'W6.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lawrence
49.21971-02-21435°00'N / 88°57'W35°02'N / 88°55'W3.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hardeman
49.42008-05-08234°25'N / 88°31'W34°27'N / 88°30'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00150K0KItawamba
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial tornado touchdown occurred in the Palestine community in extreme Northwest Itawamba County. Numerous large trees were uprooted or snapped. Several homes had partial roof damage. One home was severely damaged when a large part of its roof was torn off. The tornado lifted near the Natchez Trace Parkway about one mile southwest of Kirksville. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A weak warm front was located across North Mississippi during the morning of May 8th, 2008. Isolated thunderstorms began developing along the front. One thunderstorm quickly became severe and produced a significant tornado. Damaging winds, large hail, flash flooding and a weak tornado occurred from other thunderstorms.
49.91970-04-19434°43'N / 89°00'W34°49'N / 88°45'W15.70 Miles100 Yards003K0Tippah


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