Barbour County Tornado - March 1, 2007
It has been determined that the damage near Lakepoint Resort State Park was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
The tornado touched down about a half mile west of the US 431 bridge at Cowikee Creek. The tornado tracked northeastward through the Lakepoint Resort State Park and ended in the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge. At least 100 pine trees were snapped off and several power lines were blown down. The tornado was seen by several individuals as it crossed the bridge over US Highway 431. The tornado damage path was 2.4 miles long and was 75 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was on the ground from 312 PM CST until 315 PM CST. A Tornado Warning was in effect for Barbour County from 257 PM CST valid until 330 PM CST. All of central Alabama was outlooked for a High Risk of Severe Thunderstorms including the chance of violent tornadoes. A Tornado Watch was valid from 945 AM CST until 8 PM CST.
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The National Weather Service would like to thank the Lake Point Resort State Park for providing support during the storm survey process.