National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Moores Mill Road EF-0 Tornado (Lee County)
  January 21, 2017


Event Summary

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

A weak tornado formed along Lee Road 413 north of Beauregard just south of Moores Mill Road, causing shingle damage and knocking down some branches.  The tornado crossed Moores Mill Road east of Alabama State Road 51. Several trees were uprooted as it crossed Lee Road 417 before dissipating.  The tornado was 1.07 miles long and was 150 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was rated an EF-0 with maximum winds around 100 mph.

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


Estimated Maximum Wind:
70 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.07 miles
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2 NNE Beauregard
at 856 am CST
Approximate End Point/Time:
5 SSE Opelika
at 858 am CST


GIS Data



Reflectivity (left) and Velocity (right).
Images are from KMXX at 754 am CST.


  Trees uprooted

Trees uprooted