6.2 A Rare Clockwise Tornado in Tennessee

Wednesday, 10 January 2018: 11:30 AM
Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Davis Nolan, WKRN-TV, Mount Juliet, TN

On April 5, 2017, a rare anti-cyclonic tornado occurred near Shelbyville, TN (about 50 miles SE of Nashville). A WKRN TV viewer sent video of the clockwise tornado as it went through her neighborhood. The next day, the National Weather Service in Nashville conducted a storm survey concluding it was an EF-1 tornado caused by a left splitting supercell. The tornado stayed on the ground for a little over 7 miles. This presentation will show the video that clearly showed the clockwise rotation, as well as radar analysis on GR2 Analyst.
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