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Hightower EF-0 Tornado (Cleburne Co)
  April 5, 2017

 
 

Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage and determined that a brief tornado touched down. The tornado hit a chicken house along County Road 10, removing portions of the chicken house roof and scattering it across the nearby pasture. A nearby resident captured the small rope tornado on video.

 

 
EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind:
60 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
0.25 mile
Maximum Path Width:
75 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
33.5342/-85.3868
at 4:40 pm CDT
Approximate End Point/Time:
33.5344/-85.3924
at 4:42 pm CDT

 

 

 


Reflectivity (left) and Velocity (right).
Images are from KFFC at 4:39 pm CST.

 


  Chicken house damaged