Clarke County Tornado

Event Summary

The tornado first touched down along Highway 18 and tracked east northeast to at least County Road 421. It is possible that this tornado tracked into Alabama since it was still snapping trees about a half mile from the state border.

Hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted. A roof to a house was damaged, two outbuildings were heavily damaged and a deer stand was destroyed.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
110 mph
Damage Path Length:
4.5 miles
Maximum Path Width:
0.3 miles
Approximate Start Point/Time:

11 ENE Quitman      4:08pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

15.5 ENE Quitman 4:14pm                   



Radar Imagery
These images from the Mobile, AL Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 4:06pm just before the tornado touched down in eastern Clarke County. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

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