MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The National Weather Service in Morristown has determed that a tornado did touch down in Sevier County, on the historic April 27th tornado outbreak.
Their tornado records date back to 1950, and this is now the first tornado on record for Sevier County.
An EF-0 tornado was confirmed in Northern Sevier County, after an NWS storm survey team assessed damage.
It had around 1/5 of a mile path length, along and Northeast of Chapman Highway, near Seymour, and the path was 40 yards wide.
The wind speeds reached 70 miles per hour, when it touched down around 12:40 a.m. on April 28th.
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