National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Ashcraft Corner EF-1 Tornado (Fayette Co)
  February 2, 2016


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in Fayette County and have determined that the damage is consistent with an EF-1 tornado. Winds were estimated to be around 90 mph.

The tornado touched down along Ashcraft Corner Cutoff and tracked northeast almost paralleling Alabama Highway 159 between County Roads 1 and 2.  It then continued northeast along Owens Road before lifting along County Road 4.  The damage consisted mainly of snapped and uprooted trees.  The only structural damage found along the path was minor shingle and porch damage to one residence at the intersection of Alabama Highway 159 and Summers Drive.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Damage Path Length:
6.1 miles
Maximum Path Width:
500 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 536 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 545 pm


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Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the tornado as it moved over Owens Rd.
Images are from KGWX at 541pm.


Tree damage

Tree Damage