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First Tornado of 2005...Hale County

The first tornado of 2005 occurred in Hale County on January 7. The weak tornado touched down approximately 3 miles southwest of Greensboro near State Highway 69. Several out-buildings were destroyed near the Thigpen residence on Highway 69 south. One house had significant roof damage and one vehicle sustained body and window damage. One tractor had the enclosed top ripped off. At least 50 trees were snapped off or blown over along the short path. The brief tornado touched down at 1112 pm and lifted at 1114 pm CST. The tornado was rated an F0. The tornado damage path was approximately 3/4 of a mile long and 75 yards wide at its widest point. Click on the pictures below to enlarge.