Bazemore Tornado - Fayette and Marion Counties
  3 Miles SE of Glen Allen - 5 Miles NW of Eldridge
April 28, 2014

Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in northeastern Fayette County and southeast Marion County and have determined that the damage is consistent with an EF-1 tornado. Maximum winds were estimated to be 100 mph.

The tornado touched down near the intersection of County Road 73 and County Road 53 where 5 to 10 trees were either snapped or uprooted with some minor roof damage to a home. The tornado then crossed County Road 65 near Eldridge Road where a couple of outbuildings lost portions of their roof. The tornado intensified as it crossed County Road 53 near the intersection of Eldridge Road. Here a couple of outbuildings were near total losses, dozens of trees were blown down, and a residence sustained minor damage. The tornado weakened as it moved to the north and east, and it lifted near the intersection of County Road 30 and Ramsoar Hollow Road.


Estimated Maximum Wind:
100 mph
Damage Path Length:
7.1 miles
Maximum Path Width:
350 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 735 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 743 pm

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4-Panel Radar Imagery. Notice the first quick development of a rotational couplet near Bazemore.
The top right imagery indicates a TDS, a tornado debris signature, corresponding to the rotational couplet.


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