A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Hale County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds between 90 and 95 mph.
A brief tornado touched down along County Road 10 west of State Highway 61. This location is south southwest of Newbern in the Sunshine Community. The roof was taken off one barn and another structure had partial roof damage. A few trees were blown down along the short path. This tornado formed near the leading edge of the Derecho.