National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Crawford EF-0 Tornado (Lee County)
  January 21, 2017


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in southeast Lee County and determined that the damage was consistent with an EF-0 tornado.

A brief tornado touched down in the Haley Woods subdivision causing minor damage to several roofs and wooden fences. Damage was confined to houses near one intersection within the neighborhood.  The tornado was 0.12 miles long and was 50 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was rated an EF-0 with maximum winds around 80 mph.

Thanks to Lee County EMA for their assistance with this survey. 

Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.12 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2 NW Crawford
at 908 am CST
Approximate End Point/Time:
2 NW Crawford
at 908 am CST



GIS Data



Reflectivity (left) and Velocity (right).
Images are from KMXX at 908 am CST.


  Roof and fence damage

Fence damage