Tennessee tornadoes: NWS confirms 2 twisters, one with path more than 50 miles

Tennessee tornadoes: NWS confirms 2 twisters, one with path more than 50 miles
This is damage in Nashville, Davidson County, from tornadoes that hit early Tuesday, March 2, 2020. (Courtesy/AP)

UPDATE @ 9:04 p.m.: A second tornado, an EF 4, occurred in Putnam County early Tuesday, a National Weather Service Nashville damage survey team has concluded.

Word of the second tornado was announced tonight after NWS Nashville officials said one of the tornadoes that hit the Nashville area ripped a path a little more than 50 miles long.

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The team will determine the path and width of the second tornado in the coming days, NWS Nashville officials said.

This second tornado is the first violent one in the NWS Nashville forecast area since the Good Friday tornado on April 10, 2009, NWS Nashville officials said.

More surveys will be conducted this week and details are subject to revision as teams complete their surveys.

INITIAL REPORT

The path of one long-track tornado that swept through three counties in West and Middle Tennessee early Tuesday stretched a little more than 50 miles, National Weather Service survey teams in Nashville concluded.

The tornado swept through Davidson, Wilson and Smith counties, starting in the John C. Tune area and ending 3-and-a-half miles west of Gordonsville, NWS survey teams reported Wednesday afternoon.

The final tornado path remains subject to revision as teams complete their survey, NWS officials in Nashville said.