EF-0 Tornado & Straight-Line Wind Damage in Trimble County - May 1, 2012 -- updated

Damage Type: Tornado & Straight-Line Winds

Tornado Information
Date:  May 1, 2012
Begin Time:  4:45pm EDT
End Time:  4:47pm EDT
Begin Point:  1 mile south southeast of Mount Pleasant
End Point:  3 miles east of Mount Pleasant
EF Scale:  0
Wind Speed:  65 mph
Path Length:  1.9 miles
Path width:  15 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

This weak tornado did tree damage as it briefly touched down along Mount Pleasant Road northwest of Bedford, snapping upper-level tree branches in a narrow path. Occupants of a mobile home witnessed the tornado as it approached from the west and took shelter in their bathroom. While a large tree next to their home crushed a pickup truck as it came down, their home sustained minimal damage.


Straight-Line Wind Information

4.5 miles northeast of this brief tornado, downburst winds estimated at 75 mph tore much of the metal roofing off a barn. The roofing had just been replaced from damage caused by one of the March 2nd, 2012 tornadoes that struck Trimble County.

 

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EF0 Tornado May 1, 2012



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