Finley Creek (Chambers County) EF-1 Tornado
April 27, 2011
 

 
EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
5.01 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
33.0158/-85.2938 at 929 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
33.0836/-85.2633 at 938 pm

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage across Chambers County which impacted the Finley Creek area. It has been determined that the damage was consistent with a tornado. This tornado touched down along CR 267, just north of the end point of the White Plains tornado. The paths did not join at any point as both damage widths were relatively small. Damage at CR 267 included several sheared tree tops and several uprooted trees. The tornado tracked northeast where it crossed CR 270 where additional trees were knocked down and an outbuilding sustained minor roof damage. The tornado traveled northeast and passed just east of Finley, and lifted along CR 278 where minor tree damage was noted. Damage along this path was consistent with an EF-1 rating with winds of 90 mph.

A Tornado Warning was in effect for Chambers County from 9 pm until 10 pm. 

 


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 Radar Data
Radar Image This is an image of the 0.5 degree reflectivity data from KMXX at 932 pm as the circulation crossed over the Finley Creek area.
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Radar Image This is an image of the 0.5 degree storm relative velocity (SRM) data from KMXX at 932 pm as the circulation crossed over the Finley Creek area. Click to enlarge.

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