95 MPH winds cause damage southern Lincoln County over the weekend

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Tree damage in Lincoln County (Photo: Will Harbin)

Saturday’s wind damage around South Lincoln, Tennessee was caused by a destructive thunderstorm downburst. It’s tornado-like damage because of the force of the wind, but it was not an actual tornado. See below for the official survey.

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
244 PM CDT MON JUN 27 2016

…NWS Damage Survey for 06/25/16 Thunderstorm Wind Event…

.South Lincoln Thunderstorm Wind Event…

Peak wind /E/: 95 MPH
Path length /Statute/: 4.51 Miles
Path width /Maximum/: 1.94 Yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 1

Start date: Jun_25_2016
Start time: 702 PM CDT
Start location: Intersection of Old Quick Rd and Jeans Rd

End date: Jun_25_2016
End time: 709 PM CDT
End location: Prospect Road in the Howell Hill Community

*Survey Summary:
On Saturday evening, merging and strengthening thunderstorms produced
a swath of straightline wind damage across southern portions of Lincoln
County Tennessee. Damage was first noted along Old Quick Road and
Jeans Road in the Lincoln community. Along these roads, several barns
sustained minor roof damage. There was sporadic tree damage noted in
this area as well with some trees uprooted.

Along Old Quick Road, a swath of hardwood trees were snapped along
the road. Other trees were uprooted here as well. Winds were estimated
in this area to be between 85 and 95 mph. As the storms lifted
northward, damage was noted along a fairly lengthy stretch of Lincoln
Road. Large limbs were snapped and trees were periodically uprooted
in the Rozells Mill area. Several residential fences were also damaged.
The minor tree damage continued along Smith Mill Road. Here some homes
had very minor shingle damage as well.

Another swath of more significant damage was noted further north
along Smith Mill Road at a distillery. Several buildings had their
roofs partially or mainly pulled off. In addition, a large swath
of hardwood trees were snapped. The damage here was estimated to be
around 95 mph. The damage path continued north along Smith Mill Road
and Harbin Road where minor roof damage was noted to a home and
additional trees were uprooted.

The winds began to weaken further north and east along Old Lincoln
Road and Prospect Road. Here a few small trees were downed or some
trees had large limbs snapped in the Howell Hill community. No
significant damage was noted north of Prospect Road.

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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