Boldo Tornado - Walker County
  1 Mile SW of Boldo - 1 Mile NE of Boldo
April 28, 2014

Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in northeastern Walker County and have determined that the damage is consistent with an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of 90 mph.

The tornado touched down just south of Richardson Road, in the Boldo Community, where a couple of trees were uprooted. The tornado traveled toward the northeast where it uprooted several trees as it crossed Golf Course Road and South Pine Drive. The tornado strengthened as it crossed Boldo Road where several trees were snapped and uprooted and minor shingle damage occurred to a house. The tornado then crossed AL-69 as it uprooted a couple of trees and caused minor damage to a church. The tornado continued to the northeast and continued to uproot trees and cause minor shingle damage to another home before it lifted along Robinson Road just north of AL-69.

 

EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
4.9 miles
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
33.8343/-87.1742
at 840 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
33.8617/-87.1719
at 843 pm


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4-Panel Radar Imagery. A small rotational couplet forms near Boldo and also displays a weak TDS.

 

 

 


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