Bullock County F0 & Wind Damage

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage along Highway 14 between Blues Old Stand and areas just south of Midway. It has been determined that the damage was caused by a tornado. The tornado has been rated an F0 with winds estimated around 70 miles an hour.

The tornado touched down near Blues Old Stand around 754 AM CDT. The tornado traveled northeast for approximately 11.5 miles before lifting about one mile south of Midway around 810 AM CDT.

Numerous trees were snapped off and uprooted along the tornado path. One commercial hunting lodge was damaged and one mobile home sustained roof damage.

Near the beginning of the tornado path, a large swath of straight lines winds were identified. One hundred or more large pine trees were snapped off 15 to 25 feet above the ground. The area of considerable tree damage was approximately two square miles. Several other trees were blown down across the county as the line of thunderstorms moved through.

Watches/Warnings:

Tornado Watch number 215 was in effect from 500 AM until 1200 PM CDT.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect from 730 AM until 815 AM.

 

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