Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 61 kts.
State TENNESSEE
County/Area DEKALB
WFO OHX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-02-29 15:43:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0W SMITHVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 35.97/-85.86
End Date 2012-02-29 15:56:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2NE JOHNSONS CHAPEL
End Lat/Lon 36/-85.66
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 15.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong storm system moving across the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys caused scattered strong to severe thunderstorms to develop across eastern portions of Middle Tennessee during the afternoon hours. Two supercell thunderstorms spawned four tornadoes resulting in a total of 3 fatalities and 7 injuries. Numerous other reports of wind damage and large hail were received.
Event Narrative An NWS Storm Survey found a half mile wide by 11 mile long swath of wind damage associated with the rear flank downdraft south of the EF1 Smithville Tornado. Roof and siding damage occurred to the DeKalb Middle School, and windows were blown out of the adjacent DeKalb Vocational School. The nearby sports field scoreboards were damaged or blown down. Several trees were blown down along the rest of the path across the north side of Smithville and along the south side of Center Hill Lake.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 3 7 1.788M 100.00K
CARTHAGE SMITH CO. TN 02/29/2012 14:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
COOKEVILLE ARPT PUTNAM CO. TN 02/29/2012 15:19 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COOKEVILLE ARPT PUTNAM CO. TN 02/29/2012 15:20 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COOKEVILLE ARPT PUTNAM CO. TN 02/29/2012 15:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
RICKMAN OVERTON CO. TN 02/29/2012 15:20 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICKMAN OVERTON CO. TN 02/29/2012 15:24 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
RICKMAN OVERTON CO. TN 02/29/2012 15:24 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON OVERTON CO. TN 02/29/2012 15:25 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SMITHVILLE DEKALB CO. TN 02/29/2012 15:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
GRIMSLEY FENTRESS CO. TN 02/29/2012 15:46 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SMITHVILLE DEKALB CO. TN 02/29/2012 15:46 CST-6 Tornado EF1 1 0 500.00K 0.00K
SMITHVILLE MUNI ARPT DEKALB CO. TN 02/29/2012 15:49 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANNER SPGS FENTRESS CO. TN 02/29/2012 15:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
BUCKNERS DEKALB CO. TN 02/29/2012 15:51 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
BANNER SPGS FENTRESS CO. TN 02/29/2012 15:56 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
CASSVILLE WHITE CO. TN 02/29/2012 15:58 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
MACEDONIA WHITE CO. TN 02/29/2012 16:02 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PLATEAU CUMBERLAND CO. TN 02/29/2012 16:30 CST-6 Tornado EF2 2 7 1.000M 0.00K
Totals: 3 7 1.788M 100.00K