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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 13 Miles
-- Width 600 Yards
State TENNESSEE
County/Area MOORE
WFO HUN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-02-28 12:18:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 11E CUMBERLAND SPGS
Begin Lat/Lon 35.31/-86.11
End Date 2011-02-28 12:23:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1ENE RIDGEVILLE
End Lat/Lon 35.28/-86.28
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 4/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A powerful cold front and upper level system combined with a marginally unstable, moist and highly sheared environment to produce severe thunderstorms and a tornado. A quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) developed during the morning hours across the mid South and raced eastward at 50 to 60 mph. The storms arrived in southern middle Tennessee around midday, with one storm intensifying into a tornadic supercell. A strong tornado of EF-2 strength tracked from just east of Lynchburg (Moore County) to just northeast of Estill Springs (Franklin County), killing a 79 year old male (near Estill Springs) in his mobile home and injuring four others.
Event Narrative An EF-2 tornado with peak winds of 600 yards initially touched down southeast of downtown Lynchburg. The most significant damage occurred from eastern Moore county. In these locations mobile homes were destroyed, multiple power poles and trees were snapped, and homes sustained significant roof damage.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 79 Male Mobile/Trailer Home


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 4 40.00K 0.00K
CUMBERLAND SPGS MOORE CO. TN 02/28/2011 12:18 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 4 0.00K 0.00K
AWALT FRANKLIN CO. TN 02/28/2011 12:23 CST-6 Tornado EF0 1 0 40.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 4 40.00K 0.00K