Williams Creek Tornado - Marion County
3 Miles NNW of Hamilton - 9.25 Miles NE Hamilton
April 28, 2014

Event Summary

A National Weather Service storm survey team investigated damage in Marion County and determined it was consistent with an EF-0 tornado.

This tornado touched down near the intersection of County Road 75 and Bishop Road, in a rural area northwest of the city of Hamilton. It remained in a largely rural area as it travelled about 7.6 miles northeastward across the middle of Marion County between the cities of Hamilton and Hackleburg. Damage was primarily confined to uprooted trees and branches that were snapped off. One building on County Road 29 had some shingles blow off and a shed in the same area was damaged. After crossing Highway 187, the tornado lifted along Highway 43 just before it reached the Hackleburg city limits.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
85 mph
Damage Path Length:
7.6 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 538 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 553 pm

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KGWX 0.5 degree Reflectivity Imagery across Marion County. Notice the hook echo evident as the storm
moves across the county. The KGWX radar is located to the southwest of this radar signature.


Tree Damage

Shed Destroyed

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