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Old 08-16-2006, 05:37 PM
 
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Default Lets talk tornados....

We are looking in Murfreesboro. How many in the last 10 years? How many actually destroyed houses, building, etc?

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Old 08-16-2006, 07:00 PM
 
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We are looking in Murfreesboro. How many in the last 10 years? How many actually destroyed houses, building, etc?

Thanks
Here's a website on the county itself

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ohx/tornado/rutherfo.php (broken link)

Already researched that here are a couple websites
http://www.disastercenter.com/tornado/rank.htm

frequency rates
http://www.tornadochaser.net/images/frequency.jpg

here's another
http://www.disastercenter.com/tornado.html
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:19 PM
 
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Here's a website on the county itself

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ohx/tornado/rutherfo.php (broken link)

Already researched that here are a couple websites
http://www.disastercenter.com/tornado/rank.htm

frequency rates
http://www.tornadochaser.net/images/frequency.jpg

here's another
http://www.disastercenter.com/tornado.html
After 1935 looks like only 1 died from one.
I see some F0 and F1-F3. Explain what this means please?
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:50 PM
 
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After 1935 looks like only 1 died from one.
I see some F0 and F1-F3. Explain what this means please?
Tornado's are ranked on the Fujita scale F0 being the weakest and F5 being the most violent.

http://www.tornadoproject.com/fscale/fscale.htm
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:10 PM
 
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In the past 10 or so years, I recall two in Murfreesboro being very destructive. One was in what I guess would be the southwest of the town and it was really ugly as far as destroying houses. And the other was in what I think is the northeast side of town. Those were the two biggest as far as damage. They destroyed neighborhoods. Ok, I looked up that list. The ones I recall are the one around Barfield and Walter Hill. That one in around Milton (which is very close to Murfreesboro) seems familiar with the one death. It maybe the one where someone was in a truck and was killed.
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:13 PM
 
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How often is the personal fear of this yearly?
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:54 PM
 
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Do you mean how many times a year is there a fear or tornados? I lived near MTSU so I could hear the tornado sirens going off. They probably went off one to three times a year over the course of the years. Some years were worse than others. Just this past November I was in class and the sirens went off. They made us go to a tunnel at school until it was clear. Not long after we were allowed out I was walking home and it started up again. Luckily that time we avoided one, but either Franklin or Smyrna caught that one (or maybe both). It seems like most of them hit in the 'winter' months. Of course, they don't always hit Murfreesboro, but it seems like every year one hits somewhere near there.
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:04 AM
 
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Do you mean how many times a year is there a fear or tornados? I lived near MTSU so I could hear the tornado sirens going off. They probably went off one to three times a year over the course of the years. Some years were worse than others. Just this past November I was in class and the sirens went off. They made us go to a tunnel at school until it was clear. Not long after we were allowed out I was walking home and it started up again. Luckily that time we avoided one, but either Franklin or Smyrna caught that one (or maybe both). It seems like most of them hit in the 'winter' months. Of course, they don't always hit Murfreesboro, but it seems like every year one hits somewhere near there.
Is there a better place where there is less or NONE
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:32 AM
 
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You mean in Middle TN? It's pretty flat out there so it is more prone to tornados. Even downtown Nashville had one about 8 years ago. I'd say the chances slim down for tornados around the Cumberland Plateu and on Eastward. Not to say that there are never tornados in the East, but because of the mountains they are more rare. In Middle TN, just about any place I can think of off the top of my head (especially places close to Murfreesboro) has had a tornado during the time I lived there. If it wasn't a tornado, it was at least straight line winds. But I wouldn't put the threat level of them as being as high as I would for somewhere in the Mid West of the US that seems to have tornados all the time.
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:34 AM
 
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Any cities as good as Murfressboro in the east?
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