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Tornado reports from April 3rd

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A few tornadoes have been confirmed across the Tennessee Valley from the evening of last Friday, April 3, 2015. 

One struck in northwest Georgia, one in northeast Alabama, and one in middle Tennessee.

During Friday's storms, strong winds and hail were part of the system that hit Tennessee and Georgia.

Here are details on the post-storm surveys performed by the National Weather Service:


The National Weather Service said that an EF-1 tornado moved across Dade County, uprooting one tree and bringing down large limbs of other trees. The tornado struck west of Interstate 59, moving across the roadway and then dissipating on the east side. The total length of the path was about 560 feet with a width of 30 yards. Winds peaked at 90 mph.


During Friday's storm, another tornado touched down in the Ider community of Dekalb, AL. Rated as an EF-1, the tornado has peak winds of 105 mph, a path length of 2.29 miles, and a width of 75 yards. The initial touchdown was near County Road 776, where a small outbuilding was damaged and numerous trees were uprooted.


Williamson County, near Franklin, sustained an EF-0 tornado Friday as well, after being pelted by hail and strong winds. The tornado had winds of approximately 85 mph, with a path length of about 5.6 miles and a width of 75 yards. Several trees were blown down, and some small buildings sustained damage.

There are no reports of injuries or deaths from these tornadoes.

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