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Hooks Crossroads EF-1 Tornado (Bullock County)
  January 2, 2017


Event Summary

NWS Meteorologists surveyed damage west of Inverness in Bullock County and determined it was the result of a tornado.

The tornado touched down along CR 13 between CR 7 and Rabbit Road and then traveled northeast. The majority of the damage was around Hooks Crossroads, the intersection of CR 14 and CR 15, where numerous trees were snapped or uprooted and one camper was overturned. A concentrated area of tree damage was noted in a wooded area between CR 15 and East Creek. The tornado lifted just north of East Creek. The damage path was 3.4 miles long and was 485 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was rated EF-1 with maximum winds around 90 mph. Special thanks to Bullock County Emergency Management Agency for their help in conducting the survey.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Damage Path Length:
3.40 miles
Maximum Path Width:
485 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
1.4 W Almeria
at 424 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
2.0 E Mt Hilliard
at 432 pm




Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the tornado a couple moments after it touched down.
Images are from KMXX at 427 pm.



Overturned Camper

  Tornado Video - Courtesy of Tim Lunsford