Last night, I was watching the storms as they went across the Nashville area. We have relatives in Nashville, including in Mount Juliet. I told Kathleen that "the tornado would pass about five miles south of Mt. Juliet." That was an excellent forecast.
Here is the map I posted on this blog last night. I derived this data from radar:
At 7:43am Wednesday, more than 39 hours before the tornado, I wrote the following on this blog:
Even 15 years ago, it is quite possible this tornado would have not been detected and would have occurred unwarned. Deaths might have resulted. We have today's sophisticated warning system to thank for another lifesaving success.
UPDATE: Here is a good article about the impressive tornado damage. Note the toppled metal electrical towers.