Madison County (Buckhorn High School Area) EF-0

Rating EF-0 Peak Wind 85 mph
Path Length 3.4 miles Peak Path Width 100 yards
Beginning Point  34.8653, -86.491100 End Point  34.872300, -86.4298
Start Time
 11:55 AM End Time  12:05 AM

This tornado touched down north of Rube Robinson Road just east of Macon Lane around 11:55 AM CDT while embedded within a larger region of straight-line wind damage associated with a bow echo (line of severe thunderstorms).  Numerous trees were downed with many hardwood trees snapped and sheared along its track near Buckhorn High School.  The tornado tracked east-northeast across Winchester Road shearing off the top half of numerous hardwood trees before dissipating along the upslope portion of Lewis Mountain.

Additional damage was noted (trees uprooted and laying in a northeast direction) over a larger region of straight-line wind damage about 2.5 miles in width.  This continued to the east-northeast beyond the end of the tornado track.

 Radar Data

Hytop, AL Radar (HTX) radar loop of the EF-1 tornado track from 4:19 - 4:23 pm 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-2 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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