NWS confirms 3 tornadoes after Monday’s severe thunderstorms

McCord Hollow Road (Courtesy: National Weather Service)

LEWIS COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The National Weather Service has confirmed at least three tornadoes touched down in Tennessee during Monday night’s severe thunderstorms.

The tornado confirmations came after storm survey teams spent time looking at the damage all day Tuesday.

The first was confirmed in Lewis County and the second in Decaturville in Decatur County. Both were classified as EF-1, which can have winds up to 110 mph.

In Lewis County, many residents of Hohenwald captured photos of the ominous skies around the time of the storm, which the NWS called a tornado-warned supercell.

The tornado in Lewis was 300 yards wide and travelled 7.2 miles.

Weather officials say it began on Old Hohenwald Road and briefly crossed into Perry County before coming back to Lewis.

Most of the damage was to dozens of trees uprooted along Highway 412 with minor roof and outbuilding damage. The tornado then traveled east-northeast and uprooted dozens more trees and caused minor roof damage on McCord-Hollow Road.

The third tornado was reported in both Trigg and Christian counties in Kentucky, near Cerulean, where weather officials classified it as an EF-0.

According to NWS, the Kentucky tornado was 125 yards wide and traveled 4.4 miles. It was spotted by two people, damaged 6 barns, leveled another barn, downed trees, and blew off the porch of a home.