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Tyler EF-1 Tornado (Dallas & Autauga Counties)
  January 19, 2019


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
100 mph
Damage Path Length:
6.18 miles
Maximum Path Width:
75 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
7.5 SE Selma
at 147 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
11.2 ESE Selma
at 155 pm


National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage in eastern Dallas County and extreme southwest Autauga County and determined it was the result of an EF-1 tornado.

The tornado touched down near the intersection of County Road 74 and County Road 885. This location is in eastern Dallas County, 7 to 8 miles southeast of Selma. The tornado either snapped off or uprooted hundreds of trees as it moved northeastward. As the tornado moved parallel to County Road 461, it damaged some large farm irrigation equipment. The tornado turned slightly eastward as it neared the intersection of County Road 461 and County Road 462, then crossed the Alabama River. The tornado moved a short distance into Autauga County and lifted near County Road 1 and Jim Adams Lake. This location is about 11 miles east southeast of Selma. The tornado damage path was 6.18 miles long and was 75 yards wide at its widest point. The maximum winds were around 100 mph.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the circulation just after the tornado touched down.
Images are from KBMX at 148 pm.


Damage Photo
  Tree Damage
Damage Photo
  Tree Damage