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Guess The Tornado?

Michael Auker

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It kind of the look of the one that hit Nashville, TN on (I think) April 16, 1998. Now obviously this is in a rural area, but I am thinking it might either be that tornado farther east, or maybe another one the same day.
 
Originally posted by John Farley
It kind of the look of the one that hit Nashville, TN on (I think) April 16, 1998. Now obviously this is in a rural area, but I am thinking it might either be that tornado farther east, or maybe another one the same day.

SSW of Nashville actually. The forgotten F-5 that struck Lawrenceburg, TN. That tornado was the easiest picked up tornado by a doppler radar in Huntsville, AL ever. WAFF has some interesting images of the tornadoes debris echo. Quite an amazing storm.
 
Yes, it was a Tennessee tornado. The Forgotten F-5, as the others have pointed out. This is one of my favorite tornado pictures. It reminds me of the 1979 Wichita Falls tornado.
 
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bna/research/f5.htm

http://web.archive.org/web/20041011152746/...com/waylaw.html

(linked to Wayback Machine since original page is gone)

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin-spc/getsev...ay=16&Year=1998

MKC AC 161531

CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK...REF AFOS NMCGPH94O.

VALID 161500Z - 171200Z

REF WW NUMBER 0226...VALID TIL 0180Z
REF WW NUMBER 0228...VALID TIL 0210Z

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF SVR TSTMS OVER PARTS OF TN/AL/MS/ERN AR AND EXTREME NW GA. THIS AREA LIES TO THE RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 30 E PBF 30 NNE MEM 40 ENE DYR 30 NE BNA 35 NNE CSV 40 N TYS 10 E TYS 25 E CHA 20 WNW RMG 30 SSE HSV CBM 30 SSE GWO 50 E MLU 35 NE MLU 30 E PBF.

THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS TO THE RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 20 SE PSB 35 W ABE TTN ACY 10 ENE WAL 10 E ORF 20 NNE RWI 25 SE CLT CSG 50 NNE MOB LFT 30 SW POE 25 ESE GGG 20 SSE TXK 20 W JBR PAH 25 NE EVV IND 30 SE SBN 15 SSW GRR 15 N LAN 25 E TOL 20 NW YNG PIT LBE 20 SE PSB.

GEN TSTMS ARE FCST TO THE RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 20 S BPT 45 S LFK 20 NW LFK 15 W GGG 25 WNW TXK 55 SE HRO CGI 25 SSW HUF 25 NNW LAF CGX 20 WNW MKE 25 NNE GRB 25 E PLN ...CONT... 25 NE PBG 15 N BID
...CONT... 25 SSW MYR 25 SW SAV VLD AQQ.

GEN TSTMS ARE FCST TO THE RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 40 NW CTB 25 E 3HT 55 NNW CPR FCL 45 WSW CAO 25 SE LVS 25 SE GNT 40 SE E03 25 E PRC 25 NE IGM 20 ENE LAS 50 E TPH U31 15 NE WMC 45 E BNO 35 NNW 63S.

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM FORECAST DISCUSSION...
BROAD UPPER TROF WILL CONTINUE OVER THE SRN ROCKIES AND PLAINS THIS PERIOD...WITH SEASONABLY FAST WSW FLOW CONTINUING DOWNSTREAM ACROSS THE LOWER MS VALLEY AND GULF COAST STATES. UPPER TROF OVER THE UPPER MS VALLEY SHOULD CONTINUE NE TO SRN ONTARIO...AS ASSOCIATED BAND OF STRONGER FLOW ALOFT SWEEPS NE INTO WRN NY/PA.

AT THE SURFACE...FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH MS VALLEY TROF EXPECTED TO CONTINUE E ACROSS THE LOWER GREAT LAKES...WHILE TRAILING SRN PORTION MOVES MORE SLOWLY ACROSS THE WRN GULF COAST STATES. E/W-ORIENTED OUTFLOW BOUNDARY ACROSS THE TN VALLEY WILL LIKELY DRIFT ONLY SLOWLY ESE THROUGH THE PERIOD...REINFORCED BY REDEVELOPMENT OF STORMS ALONG IT LATER TODAY.

...TN VALLEY...
EXISTING OUTFLOW BOUNDARY OVER THE LOWER TN VALLEY WILL LIKELY SERVE AS FOCUS FOR SUPERCELL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH MUCH OF THE PERIOD AS FEATURE REMAINS ORIENTED NEARLY PARALLEL TO FAST WSW JET ALOFT. SATELLITE AND RAOB DATA SHOW PRESENCE OF HIGH-LEVEL SHORTWAVE TROF OVER E TX AT THE MOMENT. CONTINUED ENEWD MOVEMENT OF THIS FEATURE...COUPLED WITH SURFACE HEATING...SHOULD SERVE TO ENHANCE UVV AND SEVERE THREAT ALONG BOUNDARY LATER TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. PRESENCE OF COMPARATIVELY WARM MID LEVEL TEMPERATURES /AROUND MINUS 12/RELATIVE TO PREVIOUS DAYS WILL BE OFFSET BY INFLUX OF VERY RICH GULF AIR WITH DEWPOINTS IN THE UPPER 60S/LOW 70S. THREAT WILL BE HIGH FOR TORNADOES/DAMAGING WINDS AND SOME HAIL.
 
I remember that day....Nashville is not very far from me....and I was even closer to when it happened because my dad had a meeting for west of where I live...I never saw the actual tornado, but we saw very strong winds, and very large hail.
 
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