May 10, 1864-Nashville, TN (150 Year-Anniversary)

By: Astrometeor , 2:45 AM GMT on May 11, 2014

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In the heart of the Civil War, an interesting and severe weather event struck Nashville, TN.

Transcribed from the NWS Middle TN Weather History of the Day:

The Nashville Dispatch reports on May 12 "The storm of wind and rain which visited our city on Tuesday [10th] evening, we learn, has been particularly destructive in the vicinity of Nashville for miles around. In the region of country skirting the Nolensville Pike, the storm which amounted to a perfect hurricane, in its course uprooted trees, tore down fences, and tumbled over houses to an alarming extent, carrying in its track devastation and ruin to many small farmers and their families, and in some cases loss of life as well as property.

Rev. John Rains, living about three miles from the city, near the Nolensville Pike, had his home utterly stripped and ruined - carriagehouse, stable, smoke-house, servants' house, and fencing were entirely destroyed, and his dwelling house is nearly so. Mr. Woodward, in the same vicinity, had his dwelling-house literally torn to pieces, and his wife seriously, if not fatally injured, besides three children badly hurt; the hand of the eldest was so badly crushed as to require amputation of the thumb.

Nast. F. Dortch, Mr. McConnico, Mr. Harper, Mr. Lucus, Dr. Whitsitt, and others in the same locality, suffered considerably. Mrs. Aaron V. Brown had a large lot of beautiful timber land destroyed. Mr. John Hooper sustained considerable damage, his barn and fencing being destroyed. In the vicinity of the Hermitage, we learn, a large amount of valuable timber, dwelling houses, etc. were destroyed. Tim. Dodson had his barn, cut house, and fences utterly wrecked. A brick house, on Mill Creek, the property of P. Vickers, is in ruins.

The storm traversed a large extent of country Wilson county, doing great damage to fences and out houses. Altogether, from what we hear, this is one of the most disastrous hurricanes that has visited Tennessee for many years."


Source

Article-Library (page 26)

Back then, all bad wind storms in this part of the country were labeled as hurricanes. There is discussion as to whether this was a derecho or a tornado, but regardless, the residents of Nashville that day were caught off-guard by the firepower of Mother Nature.

Hope everyone enjoyed that tidbit of weather history. Thanks for reading!

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10. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
12:34 AM GMT on June 01, 2014
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9. Astrometeor
11:26 PM GMT on May 31, 2014
ON THIS DAY IN MIDDLE TN WEATHER HISTORY

On May 31, 1830...
Shelbyville is turned into "a heap of ruins" as a tornado moves through the center of town, destroying 15 homes and 38 businesses, along with churches and public buildings. A book is carried seven miles. Losses are estimated as high as $100,000. Another tornado, or a continuation of this one, touches down 20 miles northeast of Shelbyville, and destroys a farm. Another tornado hit Maury County.

On May 31, 1937...
Temperature at Nashville reaches 96, tying the record high for the month.
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8. Astrometeor
3:37 AM GMT on May 30, 2014
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
What do you think about this?

Final Word on U.S. Law Isn't: Supreme Court Keeps Editing


I saw that on SCOTUSblog, I thought it was interesting. They should probably have an adjoining office that issues alerts if those clarifications or changes are substantial enough to warrant notice. No one likes surprises.

I also don't even know if they should be doing that anyways. Correcting errors in text is one thing, changing the meaning is totally different.
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7. BaltimoreBrian
2:46 AM GMT on May 30, 2014
What do you think about this?

Final Word on U.S. Law Isn't: Supreme Court Keeps Editing
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6. FLwolverine
8:17 PM GMT on May 26, 2014
Pro se cases, handwritten or not, are miserable for the lawyers on the other side (defendants usually). You have to wade through all the garbage to find out if there is any real substance that must be responded to. The plaintiff often figures out just enough procedure to tie everyone up for months, and the judges are typically very lenient so they won't be accused of unfairness. The plaintiff, having nothing worthwhile to do, files voluminous pleadings, that must be answered. Meanwhile your client, who is paying by the hour, wants to know why you can't get this frivolous suit dismissed! So there's more groaning than laughter.
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5. Astrometeor
5:06 AM GMT on May 20, 2014
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
The lawsuit is pro se and handwritten :P


That's what that means. Does that mean all the lawyers laughed at him?
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4. BaltimoreBrian
4:43 AM GMT on May 20, 2014
The lawsuit is pro se and handwritten :P
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3. Astrometeor
4:43 AM GMT on May 20, 2014
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
Two-Undecillion-Dollar Demand Spells Trouble for Au Bon Pain

Excellent entry Nathan!


Lol Brian, can't believe those people are willing to pay lawyers for lawsuits doomed to fail.
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2. BaltimoreBrian
4:36 AM GMT on May 20, 2014
Two-Undecillion-Dollar Demand Spells Trouble for Au Bon Pain

Excellent entry Nathan!
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1. Astrometeor
2:53 AM GMT on May 11, 2014
Added two links to blog and edited title after doing some math.
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