Tennessee Tornadoes Confirmed

October 14, 2009

The National Weather Service has confirmed tornado touchdowns during storms last Friday in Marion, Monroe and McMinn counties.

A report by meteorologist Tim Troutman in the Morristown office said assessment teams confirmed there was evidence that EF0 tornadoes touched down. None caused any injury or structure damage.

An EF0 is the weakest designation for tornadoes.

The weather service said a tornado near Jasper traveled two miles on the ground.

Another near Haletown traveled on a short distance.

A tornado near Englewood in McMinn County was on the ground for only a brief time as was one near Niota in Monroe County.

The wind speeds in the tornadoes was 70-80 mph.

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