National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage across far northwestern Macon County near Shorter into southeastern Elmore County. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado.
The tornado touched down at approximately 155 PM CDT in western sections of Shorter. The tornado tracked northward across the Tallapoosa River and lifted at approximately 203 PM CDT between County Road 4 and County Road 143, about 2.5 miles southwest of Tuckabatchie community. A few structures suffered minor roof damage in Shorter. Several trees were snapped off or blown down along the path. The tornado damage path was 5.6 miles long and 150 yards wide at its widest point.
No deaths or injuries were reported with this tornado. A Tornado Warning was in effect for Macon County from 154 PM CDT until 230 PM CDT. A Tornado Warning was in effect for Elmore County from 151 PM CDT until 230 PM CDT.