Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-11 18:24:45 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) – Earlier this week, the Storm Forecast Center announced for the first time in recorded history that there were no tornadoes above EF-3 in May in the United States.
That’s good news, but here in central Tennessee last month there wasn’t a shortage of small tornadoes.
They were all EF-0 tornadoes, but in May they occurred a total of 16 times, 14 of which occurred in just one day.
Meteorologist Krissy Hurley, the National Weather Service’s warning coordinator, explains how unusual it was.
“The May 4th event had 14 different tornadoes, which was very unusual in the area as all 14 tornadoes occurred in the morning,” said Harley. .. “And as most people know around here, the peak hours of our tornado are afternoon, evening, or overnight.”
Two more EF-0 tornadoes occurred on May 28th. One was in Putnam and the other was in Overton County. They were also EF-0, but they were still dangerous.
At Clydesdale Farm in Rickman, Overton County, two were in a barn. 80 mph wind blows EF-0 knocks down two trees into a structure, Collapse.
Fortunately, there were only a few minor injuries.
“The tornado is exactly what we think of when we think of these fast-rotating tornadoes,” Harley explained. “They are moving very fast. Their rotation is very fast, which is enough wind to do considerable damage outside the uprooted trees, barns and buildings.”
So how did 2021 build up for all the tornadoes in May?
“In a particular year, central Tennessee typically has 17 tornadoes a year,” explains Hurley. “Last year we had 21 people all year long. So far, we already have 22, and this fall we still have our second tornado season.”
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