Gordo Tornado - January 10, 2008

Estimated Maximum Wind:
90-100 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.53 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point:
33.31/-87.86 at 343 PM
Approximate End Point:
33.32/-87.84 at 345 PM

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed storm damage in far eastern Pickens County, near the city of Gordo, and determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with estimated maximum winds 90-100 mph.

The tornado touched down around 343 PM, between Gordo and the Tuscaloosa County line. It then travelled east-northeast for just under two miles, crossing into Tuscaloosa County just before lifting at 345 PM. Several old chicken houses east of Gordo sustained heavy damage.

A Tornado Warning was in effect for this area from 331 PM until 401 PM. A Tornado Watch was in effect from 1134 AM until 622 PM.

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Chicken House Destroyed
Chicken House Destroyed

Damage Path
Damage Path

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