Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 8.43 Miles
-- Width 440 Yards
State TENNESSEE
County/Area SHELBY
WFO MEG
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-02-05 17:34:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3SE WHITEHAVEN
Begin Lat/Lon 34.99/-89.99
End Date 2008-02-05 17:45:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3SW GERMANTOWN
End Lat/Lon 35.05/-89.85
Deaths Direct/Indirect 3/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 13/0
Property Damage 100.00M
Crop Damage 0.00K
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.
Event Narrative A tornado continued northeast from DeSoto County, Mississippi. After the tornado crossed into Tennessee, several warehouses sustained damage. The DSC warehouse near Clarke Road was struck causing EF-2 damage. Three people were killed inside the warehouse. Hardy Bottling Company sustained substantial damage as well. Tractor-trailers were tossed about in the area. Windows were shattered in the Willow Lake Business Park and utility poles and trees were snapped in the area. A utility substation sustained severe damage along Clarke Road causing major power outages in the area. The tornado then continued northeast and struck homes along Maple Tree Drive and Pinbranch Court. Five homes received major damage and had to be condemned. Other homes sustained roof damage. The tornado continued northeast and struck the Hickory Ridge Mall causing a wall to collapse at the Sears Department Store. Six injuries occurred at the mall. This damage was estimated at EF-1. The tornado then struck a Taco Bell along Winchester Road before lifting. Thirteen people in all were transported to an area hospital due to injuries sustained from the tornado.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 23 Male Permanent Structure
Death 38 Male Permanent Structure
Death 60 Female Permanent Structure


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 9 84 230.735M 0.00K
GILDFIELD SHELBY CO. TN 02/05/2008 16:50 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
BOLTON SHELBY CO. TN 02/05/2008 17:00 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 1 1.000M 0.00K
GAINESVILLE TIPTON CO. TN 02/05/2008 17:09 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CANAAN GROVE TIPTON CO. TN 02/05/2008 17:18 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
CHARLESTON TIPTON CO. TN 02/05/2008 17:23 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
KENTON GIBSON CO. TN 02/05/2008 17:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ANTIOCH TIPTON CO. TN 02/05/2008 17:32 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
WHITEHAVEN SHELBY CO. TN 02/05/2008 17:34 CST-6 Tornado EF2 3 13 100.000M 0.00K
(MEM)MEMPHIS INTL AR SHELBY CO. TN 02/05/2008 17:36 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 73 kts. MG 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
PALMERSVILLE WEAKLEY CO. TN 02/05/2008 17:55 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CENTER HENRY CO. TN 02/05/2008 17:57 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
EADS SHELBY CO. TN 02/05/2008 18:02 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
HICKORY WITHE FAYETTE CO. TN 02/05/2008 18:06 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
YUM YUM FAYETTE CO. TN 02/05/2008 18:21 CST-6 Tornado EF3 1 0 100.00K 0.00K
DANCYVILLE HAYWOOD CO. TN 02/05/2008 18:27 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
LEIGHTON MADISON CO. TN 02/05/2008 18:44 CST-6 Tornado EF3 2 14 10.000M 0.00K
HUNTERSVILLE MADISON CO. TN 02/05/2008 18:45 CST-6 Hail 4.00 in. 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
WINDY CITY MADISON CO. TN 02/05/2008 18:55 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GILMORE MADISON CO. TN 02/05/2008 18:59 CST-6 Tornado EF4 0 51 100.000M 0.00K
MIDDLETON HARDEMAN CO. TN 02/05/2008 19:00 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
MIDDLETON HARDEMAN CO. TN 02/05/2008 19:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MEDINA GIBSON CO. TN 02/05/2008 19:11 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
RAMER MCNAIRY CO. TN 02/05/2008 19:12 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
RAMER MCNAIRY CO. TN 02/05/2008 19:13 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
SPRING CREEK MADISON CO. TN 02/05/2008 19:13 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
CEDAR GROVE CARROLL CO. TN 02/05/2008 19:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MORRIS CHAPEL HARDIN CO. TN 02/05/2008 19:33 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
TOONE HARDEMAN CO. TN 02/05/2008 19:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
HUNTINGDON CARROLL CO. TN 02/05/2008 19:36 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BOX ELDER HARDIN CO. TN 02/05/2008 19:40 CST-6 Tornado EF4 3 5 17.600M 0.00K
HUNTINGDON CARROLL CO. TN 02/05/2008 19:42 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BATH SPGS DECATUR CO. TN 02/05/2008 19:52 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 7.50K 0.00K
SHILOH DECATUR CO. TN 02/05/2008 19:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
JACKSON MADISON CO. TN 02/05/2008 19:55 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
SPRINGVILLE HENRY CO. TN 02/05/2008 20:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
SPRINGVILLE HENRY CO. TN 02/05/2008 20:08 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 1.50K 0.00K
LEXINGTON HENDERSON CO. TN 02/05/2008 20:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
RIPLEY LAUDERDALE CO. TN 02/05/2008 21:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
LENOX DYER CO. TN 02/05/2008 22:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
TROY OBION CO. TN 02/05/2008 22:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
UNION CITY OBION CO. TN 02/05/2008 22:00 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
TRENTON GIBSON CO. TN 02/05/2008 22:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
DANCYVILLE HAYWOOD CO. TN 02/05/2008 22:20 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
DYER GIBSON CO. TN 02/05/2008 22:21 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 55.00K 0.00K
CORDOVA SHELBY CO. TN 02/05/2008 22:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
BRADFORD GIBSON CO. TN 02/05/2008 22:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
GREENFIELD WEAKLEY CO. TN 02/05/2008 22:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
PILLOWVILLE WEAKLEY CO. TN 02/05/2008 22:34 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
PILLOWVILLE WEAKLEY CO. TN 02/05/2008 22:36 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
LATHAM WEAKLEY CO. TN 02/05/2008 22:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
MASSEYVILLE CHESTER CO. TN 02/05/2008 22:40 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
FINGER MCNAIRY CO. TN 02/05/2008 22:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
MC KENZIE CARROLL CO. TN 02/05/2008 22:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
Totals: 9 84 230.735M 0.00K