Nashville’s west neighborhoods go dark

A few minutes ago, around 5:00 p.m., a major thunderstorm apparently knocked the power off in much of the western portions of Nashville. From my vantage point on the 7th floor of the 3322 West End Building, Green Hills, Bellemeade, West Meade and Charlotte Ave. areas appear to be without electricty — dark.

Update: (Around 5:15) Talked with someone in the Bellemeade area who has power after a brief outage.

The following is from the Weather service:

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN DAVIDSON COUNTY IN TENNESSEE…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF NASHVILLE…

* UNTIL 530 PM CST

* AT 452 PM CST…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 6 MILES WEST OF
BELLE MEADE…OR ABOUT 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF NASHVILLE…MOVING
EAST AT 45 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
OAK HILL AND 7 MILES SOUTH OF NASHVILLE BY 505 PM CST…
AND WILL ALSO CROSS OTHER SOUTHERN SUBURBS OF NASHVILLE BY 530 PM.

(Around 5:25) This band of storms seems to have passed through the west part of Nashville. Or, at least from my vantage point, the lightening has moved out.

  • Hudge

    I was out in the western Meade area – near the Hwy 70-100 split – and we were ordered to take shelter in a small hallway. Lights flickered but did not go out.