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Re: March 3, 2020 Tornado Outbreak
« Reply #345 on: March 04, 2021, 10:39:21 PM »
I hadn’t seen this one yet of the tornado as it was in Mount Juliet.  The police department just posted it. 


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The damage path is still very evident in that stretch along I-40 between Mt. Juliet and Lebanon.

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Re: March 3, 2020 Tornado Outbreak
« Reply #346 on: March 05, 2021, 08:04:42 AM »
The damage path is still very evident in that stretch along I-40 between Mt. Juliet and Lebanon.

It was very much a wedge at that point wasn't it

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Re: March 3, 2020 Tornado Outbreak
« Reply #347 on: March 05, 2021, 08:58:43 AM »
It was very much a wedge at that point wasn't it
In appearance, it likely was due to low LCL's (cloud base) and probably other things that we don't fully understand. See Sam Shamburger's video of it versus the screen grabs from Mt. Juliet. Little to nonexistent condensation funnel versus a fat wedge about 20 miles farther down the path.

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Re: March 3, 2020 Tornado Outbreak
« Reply #348 on: March 05, 2021, 09:47:51 AM »
In appearance, it likely was due to low LCL's (cloud base) and probably other things that we don't fully understand. See Sam Shamburger's video of it versus the screen grabs from Mt. Juliet. Little to nonexistent condensation funnel versus a fat wedge about 20 miles farther down the path.

makes sense.....when it approached downtown some videos I saw it looked like more of a stovepipe type funnel at that point

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Re: March 3, 2020 Tornado Outbreak
« Reply #349 on: March 05, 2021, 09:55:52 AM »
makes sense.....when it approached downtown some videos I saw it looked like more of a stovepipe type funnel at that point
From all the videos I've seen, it went sort of like: stovepipe (west Nashville), bowl funnel with no cloud to ground condensation (TSU/North Nashville), to small cone with no condensation (passing downtown/East Nashville), to cone (Donelson/Hermitage), then wedge (Mt. Juliet), before no further videos are seen.

I can't imagine the amount of video had this been at 1230-130pm, but also likely a much higher death toll.
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Re: March 3, 2020 Tornado Outbreak
« Reply #350 on: March 05, 2021, 10:06:10 AM »
From all the videos I've seen, it went sort of like: stovepipe (west Nashville), bowl funnel with no cloud to ground condensation (TSU/North Nashville), to small cone with no condensation (passing downtown/East Nashville), to cone (Donelson/Hermitage), then wedge (Mt. Juliet), before no further videos are seen.

I can't imagine the amount of video had this been at 1230-130pm, but also likely a much higher death toll.

It's so interesting to see the evolution of the shape of a twister in its lifetime.

I have never seen an image of Putnam county Ef4, I wonder what that one looked like

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Re: March 3, 2020 Tornado Outbreak
« Reply #351 on: March 05, 2021, 06:21:44 PM »
A long video showing many different evolutions of a twister.  From rope to stovepipe, and back again. 

https://youtu.be/ZYcXSUjTgvk

Interesting to note, that other videos I've watched of the infamous El Reno tornado shows it was a multiple vortex tornado from birth--and it became a record setting wedge. 
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Re: March 3, 2020 Tornado Outbreak
« Reply #352 on: March 05, 2021, 09:50:14 PM »
I hadn’t seen this one yet of the tornado as it was in Mount Juliet.  The police department just posted it. 


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I'm trying to figure out what vantage point this is taken from. I know Mt Juliet very well. This almost looks like it was taken on the north side of 40 toward Providence which is the opposite side that the tornado was on.

EDIT: N/M, went to the MJ Police FB page and read the description. Holy cow I can't believe how big it actually was.
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