After an unusual lack of thunderstorms and severe weather across Middle Tennessee during the first three months of 2015, a widespread severe weather event affected the Mid State during the afternoon and evening hours on Friday, April 3, 2015.  A broken line of severe thunderstorms developed along a cold front across western Tennessee, which then moved across Middle Tennessee before exiting the region before midnight.  These storms brought widespread damaging straight-line winds to the southeast half of Middle Tennessee, along with several reports of large hail up to 1 inch in diameter. In addition, one EF0 tornado briefly touched down in Williamson County west of Franklin.

A small EF0 tornado intermittently touched down in the Kingfield community of western Williamson County, then moved eastward north of Leipers Fork before lifting west of Franklin. A carport was blown down a hillside on Hargrove Road, and a couple of homes and outbuildings received minor roof damage on Wilkins Branch Road. A few trees were blown down along Old Highway 96 and in the hills south of Parker Branch Road. The worst damage occurred near the intersection of Parker Branch Road and Old Hillsboro Road, where two homes had considerable roof damage and numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. A few more trees were blown down on Boxley Valley Road, McMillan Road, and Boxley View Lane before the tornado lifted.

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Andrea Hinds
Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.