National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Wayne EF-1 Tornado (Marengo County)
  January 21, 2017


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in south central Marengo County and determined that the damage was consistent with an EF-1 tornado.

The tornado touched down along U.S. Highway 43 near Sweetwater Creek and Wayne Road.  The tornado tracked north northeast and downed several trees along the path.  A few outbuildings were damaged.  The tornado lifted north of Pillie Road and Diamond Road, east of U.S. Highway 43.  The tornado was 4.17 miles long and was 900 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was rated an EF-1 with maximum winds around 90 mph.

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


Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Damage Path Length:
4.17 miles
Maximum Path Width:
900 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
1.6 SSW Wayne
at 555 am CST
Approximate End Point/Time:
1.1 ENE Miller
at 601 am CST


GIS Data



Reflectivity (left) and Velocity (right).
Images are from KBMX at 555 am CST.



Storm damage