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Similarities and Differences Between 1933 and 1998 Nashville Tornadoes

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The entrance to the auditorium of the Bailey High School. The auditorium exploded when the 1933 tornado hit. The entrance to the auditorium of the Bailey High School. The auditorium exploded when the 1933 tornado hit.

Appendix - Similarities and Differences between the Nashville Tornadoes of 1933 and 1998

Similarities
Characteristic March 14, 1933 April 16, 1998
Point-of-Origin
Charlotte Pike and Fifty-first Avenue
One mile west of Charlotte Pike and I-440 (near Charlotte Pike and Forty-sixth Avenue)
Affected areas in Nashville
Downtown, East Nashville, Donelson
Downtown, East Nashville, Donelson
Proximity to the Weather Office
Within 400 feet (Stahlman Building in downtown Nashville)
Within 1 mile (Langford's Cove on Old Hickory Lake)
Injuries
45
60
Path Length (miles)
45
32
F-scale Classification
F3
F3

Differences
Characteristic March 14, 1933 April 16, 1998
Track east of Nashville
Through Lebanon and into Smith County
North of Lebanon and into Trousdale County
Damage in eastern Davidson County
Very little
Heavy damage to the Hermitage area
Fatalities
15
1
Population and land area of Nashville
153,866 (1930 census)
26.0 mi2
488,374 (1990 census)
473.3 mi2
Total property damage
$2.2 million ($27.5 million in 1998 dollars)
>$100 million
Weather Warning
Forbidden
Issued by the National Weather Service before touchdown

* Information and Photo Provided by The National Weather Service in Nashville

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