‘A very active and devastating year’: Tennessee had 35 tornadoes in 2020, NWS says

Tennessee saw 35 tornadoes touch down in 2020, according to a preliminary report from the National Weather Service released Tuesday. “2020 has been a very active and devastating year for tornadoes throughout Tennessee,” the report said. “These tornadoes combined have killed 28 people, injured hundreds more, and caused billions of dollars in damage.” The two…

EF-1 tornado confirmed in Smith, Wilson Counties

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — National Weather Service officials say an EF-1 tornado hit eastern Wilson County and the western part of Smith County Saturday with winds reaching up to 90 miles per hour. Officials’ preliminary report states the tornado spun up near Bell Road in far eastern Wilson County where several trees were downed…

7 tornadoes touched down in Tennessee Valley on Easter Sunday, NWS says

The National Weather Service has determined that seven tornadoes touched down in the Tennessee Valley on Sunday, April 12, killing 10 people and causing significant damage. The first tornado touched down shortly after 8 p.m. The last touched down nearly four hours later. Walker County, Georgia (1 tornado) 8:15 p.m. An EF-2 tornado with estimated…

Chattanooga tornado had winds of 145 mph as deadly storms damage 150 structures in Tennessee

One of the tornadoes that ripped through the South as part of a severe storm system that left dozens dead brought severe winds in Chattanooga, where the storms killed at least 10. The National Weather Service office in Morristown, Tenn., said Monday the twister that struck Putnam County was a 145 mph EF-3 tornado. Overall,…

Tornadoes rip through the South, leaving at least 16 dead

At least 16 people were killed after tornadoes began ripping through the South on Easter, destroying homes and storefronts and leaving over 1 million people without power from an intense storm system now headed towards the Mid-Atlantic. Tornadoes and severe weather hit Central Texas early Sunday, bringing “gigantic” hail and damage, and then traveled east…

Storm surveys add tornadoes in Humphreys and Cumberland Counties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The National Weather Service continued surveying storm damage and confirmed two new areas of tornado damage. The first was in Humphreys County. This is a continuation of the path of the EF-2 tornado already confirmed in Benton County. It moved into across the Tennessee River into Humphreys County northwest of Waverly…