***this information is unofficial and is intended only for review by the National Weather Service, not for public release***

Possible Tornado #1

Notes: tree damage was limited to just within the confines of the potential tornado path. The damage itself seemed more consistent with a weak, EF-0 tornado than straight-line winds. Damage was found at all points investigated in the first potential tornado’s path. Due to time constraints, as well as the rough terrain and limited road network, the area between Auburntown Road and Gassaway Road (the end of the first potential tornado path and beginning of the second) was not investigated. The estimated width of each damage location is noted.

Synopsis:

Evidence of at least minor tree damage was found along Goochie Ford Road, north of Readyville and directly near the western most point of potential tornado debris on the map. Several tree limbs and branches were downed in a wooded area. (50 yards, est.)

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A bit farther east, structural damage was found. An old farm house had a couple pieces of its metal roof ripped off. This damage appeared to be recent. A cedar tree adjacent to the house had several branches either missing or mangled. Other trees surrounding the house appeared untouched. Minor tree damage was noticed up the road, just to the west in a wooded area. (75 yards, est.)

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Continuing east, minor tree damage was found on Porterfield Road along the same path the possible tornado took. (75 yards, est.)

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Farther east, several tree limbs and branches were snapped along a stretch of Locke Creek Road. (100-150 yards, est.)

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The damage path continued to Auburntown Road, where numerous tree limbs and branches appeared to be snapped along a hillside. (125 yards, est.)

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Possible Tornado #2

Notes: Just as with Tornado #1, tree damage seemed more consistent with that of a weak tornado than straight-line winds.  Once again, rough terrain and limited roads got in the way of the investigation, so areas east of Wilmouth Creek Road were not looked at.

Synopsis:

Gassaway Road was the farthest-most west location investigated. Little to no evidence was found of a tornado other than a few tree limbs being down, but I couldn’t directly attribute them to Saturday night’s storms with any confidence.

Farther east on Turkey Branch Road, a few tree limbs and branches were downed along small, wooded hillside. (tough to determine width due to terrain)

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Numerous trees, branches, etc. were downed along a portion of Wilmouth Creek Road. Some were twisted. (125-150 yards, est.)

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