National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Beaverton EF-1 Tornado (Lamar Co)
  February 2, 2016


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in northern Lamar County and have determined that the damage is consistent with an EF-1 tornado. Winds were estimated to be around 105 mph.

The tornado touched down along Christain Road near Taylor Springs Road.  It moved north-northeast and caused major roof damage to one residence at the intersection of Pond Road and Garrison Road.  From there, the tornado turned more to the northeast snapping and uprooting trees as it crossed County Road 49, Piney Grove Road, Pinewood Circle, and Turkey Branch Road.  One residence on Pinewood Circle sustained minor shingle damage.  The tornado continued northeast causing only tree damage until it lifted along Sorghum Hollow Road.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
105 mph
Damage Path Length:
4.2 miles
Maximum Path Width:
400 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 810 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 816 pm


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Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the tornado just after it touched down.
Images are from KGWX at 811pm.


Tree damage

Roof Damage

Roof and tree damage

Outbuilding damage