Weirdo weather hits
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 2:00 pm
It went from 75 degrees to snow on the ground with a possible tornado mixed in as Cannon County piled up some weird weather.
High winds ripped through Cannon County early Wednesday morning (Jan. 30) uprooting a number of trees and damaging some structures.
It has yet to be determined by the National Weather Service if the storm included a tornado.
The heaviest damage was on Roach Hollow Road with two barns damaged along with some homes. Trees were also downed on East High Street and Riverview Drive off Murfreesboro Road.
Trees were downed on Auburntown Road as well and on Old Murfreesboro Road near Readyville.
As of Sunday, February 3, 2013, 14 tornado tracks have been confirmed by NWS Nashville personnel and Emergency Management Agencies.
Damage reports and radar analysis indicate at least four other possible tornado tracks in Cannon, Humphreys, Wayne and Sumner, and Cannon counties. Additional damage surveys will be required to determine an accurate final number of tornadoes that occurred across Middle Tennessee.
This makes the January 30, 2013 event the largest January tornado outbreak in Middle Tennessee history, ecplising the previous record of 12 tornadoes that occurred on January 24, 1997.
If it proves to be a tornado, the storm will be the 10th twister to strike Cannon County since 1921.
Those storms include:
April 16, 1921 _ Three people were injured by a F2 tornado near Readyville.
March 21, 1932 _ Two died and 10 were injured by a F2 tornado 6 miles east-northeast of Woodbury.
March 25, 1935 _ One died and 15 injured by an F2 6 miles east-southeast of Readyville to three miles South of Woodbury.
April 3, 1973 _ One died and 23 were hurt by a F3 tornado that ran 14 miles from Sycamore to Doweltown.
Jan. 24, 1997 _ Two were hurt in a F2 storm that ran from Milton to 1.5 miles north of Auburntown.
April 28, 2002 _ No injuries in a F2 tornado that hit one mile southeast of Bradyville.
May 5, 2003 _ A F1 storm traveled a 3.4 mile path northwest to west to 5.3 miles of Woodbury.
May 5, 2003 _ A 3.3 mile F1 traveled 6.9 miles south-southeast of Woodbury.
April 10, 2009 _ An EF0 storm hit .5 miles north of Murfreesboro Road and traveled .5 mile northeast of Lock Creek Road.