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Hagler EF-0 Tornado (Tuscaloosa County)
  January 22, 2017


Event Summary

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

The tornado touched down briefly north of Hagler along Hagler Coaling Road, downing a dozen trees.  The tornado tracked north northeast, downing a tree onto a home, before lifting on the northeast side of a small pond.  The tornado was 0.28 miles long and was 200 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was rated an EF-0 with maximum winds around 80 mph.

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

Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.28 miles
Maximum Path Width:
200 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
1 N Hagler
at 1236 am CST
Approximate End Point/Time:
1 N Hagler
at 1237 am CST



GIS Data



Reflectivity (left) and Velocity (right).
Images are from KBMX at 1235 am CST.


  Roof and tree damage

Trees uprooted