Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 3.1 Miles
-- Width 600 Yards
County/Area FRANKLIN
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-02-28 12:23:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3NW AWALT
Begin Lat/Lon 35.2794/-86.2762
End Date 2011-02-28 12:25:00.0 CST-6
End Location 4NNW BEECH HILL
End Lat/Lon 35.27/-86.33
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 40.00K
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 The worst damage occurred in western portions of Franklin county. In these locations mobile homes were destroyed, multiple power poles and trees were snapped, and homes sustained significant roof damage. A 79 year old man was killed near Estill Springs, along UT Farm road, when the mobile home he occupied was picked up and thrown 70 yards.

Event Fatality Details

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


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