(WJHL) – According to a survey Sunday afternoon by meteorologists from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Morristown, a tornado touched down in Claiborne County, Tennessee for a short time Saturday.
A line of severe thunderstorms producing widespread damaging winds moving through the region had a small area of rotation associated with it.
Survey teams indicated a weak EF-0 tornado was on the ground for a few minutes just before 6 p.m. on the north sides of New Tazewell and Tazewell.
The twister stayed on the ground for a little more than 3 miles and its path was about 30 yards wide.
Surveyors say damage was “intermittent” along the path. Several trees were uprooted or snapped. Some structures and homes lost roof shingles. A few shutters were also blown off.
Estimated peak winds reached 65 mph.
No one was reportedly hurt.