North Johns Tornado - Jefferson County
  4 Miles SW of North Johns - 5 Miles NE North Johns
April 28, 2014

Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in central Jefferson County and have determined that the damage is consistent with an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds estimated to be 105 mph.

The tornado touched down approximately three-tenths of a mile northeast of Alice Road. The tornado traveled to the northeast where it snapped and uprooted hundreds of trees along the path. It continued nearly parallel to Blue Creek Road and then traveled over private property where it continued to produce damage. The tornado neared Valley Creek and additional trees were snapped or uprooted. It continued on its northeast path and eventually crossed Johns Road where several trees were snapped. The tornado lifted approximately one-tenth of a mile northeast of Sunnyhill Drive.

A special thanks to Frank Earnest for his assistance in completing this survey.

 

EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
105 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
7.5 miles
Maximum Path Width:
913 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
33.3162/-87.1110
at 1100 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
33.4009/-87.0313
at 1119 pm

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4-Panel Radar Imagery at tornado touch down.
This cyclic supercell had a quick developing velocity couplet and TDS.

 


Tree Damage

Tree Damage

Tree Damage

Tree Damage

Tree Damage

 

 

 


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