BP Store on the McMinnville Hwy

Winds Peaked at 85mph during last week’s Storm

According to Sam Shamburger with the National Weather Service reported to On Target News that a “microburst” of wind measuring half mile long by 250 yards wide struck in an area along Interstate Drive from around Monogard Dr. to Highway 55.

The NWS report indicates a wind speed of 75mph hit Raider Academy on Hwy 55 that tore off a portion of roof above the gym.

9th grade Academy


Wind speed increased to 85mph as the microburst hit Interstate Dr. A large section of sheet metal was ripped off the roof of the Coffee Farmers Co-op. The BP Station on the corner McMinnville Hwy and Interstate Dr received structure damage. A home lost a larger portion of its roof and a front porch column.  The covering on a dugout at the Westwood Middle School’s softball field was torn off. Trees were reported down on Woodland, Oakdale, South Spring streets. Trees were also down in Dave King Park, plus a tree fell on a pickup truck in Manchester Recreation Center parking lot. Other areas also reported damage from last week’s storm.

At one time over several thousand Duck River Electric Co-op customers were without power in Coffee County.

All photos by Barry West 

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. News and Sports Director for Rooster 101.5 FM, 93.9 The Duck and Whiskey Country 105.1, and 95.9. He is currently the play-by-play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders (31 years) on The Rooster 101.5 and can be heard M-F broadcasting our local news. Lucky has done play-by-play for 3,947 (and counting) sports events on Radio & TV. He also served four years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for six years at Grundy County High School.

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