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Coosa CR 101 EF-1 Tornado (Coosa County)
  January 19, 2019


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
100 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.70 miles
Maximum Path Width:
112 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2 W Cottage Grove
at 258 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
1 SSE Hissop
at 301 pm


NWS Meteorologists surveyed damage southeast of Rockford in Coosa County and determined it was the result of an EF-1 tornado.

The tornado moved northeast along Coosa County Road 101, between Coosa County Road 61 to the south and Alabama Highway 22 to the north. Hundreds of trees were damaged/snapped or uprooted.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the circulation just as the tornado touched down.
Images are from KMXX at 258 pm.


Damage Photo
  Tree Damage
Damage Photo
  Tree Damage