Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale F1
-- Length 12.2 Miles
-- Width 440 Yards
County/Area PUTNAM
NCEI Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2003-03-19 11:09:00.0 CST
Begin Location 6SW COOKEVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 36.10/-85.58
End Date 2003-03-19 11:25:00.0 CST
End Lat/Lon 36.28/-85.45
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 100K
Crop Damage
Event Narrative The tornado touched down 1.5 miles east of exit #280 on I-40. The tornado continued for about 12.2 miles. One person was killed, and another person was injured inside a mobile home on Pippin Road and near Anderson Rd. The time of the fatality was around 11:15 AM CST. The storm ripped the trailer loose from its anchors and flung it over on its side at least 100 feet from its foundation. Numerous trees and power lines were down. The fallen trees and power lines blocked many roads. A total of 67 properties in the Pippin area reported damage. There was damage to houses, barns, trailers, garages, sheds, and at least one church. In the Buffalo Valley Road area, the tornado destroyed a barn and uprooted several huge trees.

All six sirens in Cookeville sounded for the tornado warning, which was issued at 10:58 AM CST.

Event Fatality Details:

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death (Direct) 75 Male Mobile/Trailer Home


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 1 100.00K 0.00K
COOKEVILLE PUTNAM CO. TN 03/19/2003 11:09 CST Tornado F1 1 1 100.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 1 100.00K 0.00K