Dekalb County (N of Mentone to Georgia State Line) EF-1

Rating EF-1 Peak Wind 100 mph
Path Length 4.05 miles Peak Path Width 50 yards
Beginning Point
34.6004, -85.5835 End Point 34.6519, -85.5496
Start Time 7:18 AM End Time  7:22 AM

During the morning hours, a tornado touched down just west of CR 89 north of downtown Mentone. The tornado appeared to ride along the ridgeline uprooting many soft and hardwood trees sporadically. The tornado eventually straddled the road further north, partially removing a roof to a residence and snapping numerous trees in this area. This tornado appeared to lift about a mile shy of the Georgia line. It should be noted that the surveyor also found sporadic tree damage further south along CR 89 near and south of downtown Mentone. However, the continuity of the damage was too inconsistent to extend the track further south.

 

Radar Data

Hytop, AL Radar (HTX) radar loop of the EF-1 tornado track from 718 am - 722 am  CDT.  The imagery on the left is reflectivity, while the imagery on the right is storm-relative velocity.  Click on the image to loop.
Hytop, AL Radar (HTX) radar loop of the EF-1 tornado track.  The imagery on the left is reflectivity, while the imagery on the right is storm-relative velocity.  Click on the image to loop.

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