National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Mathews EF-0 Tornado (Montgomery Co)
  February 15, 2016


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in northeastern Montgomery County and have determined that the damage was consistent with an EF-0 tornado. Winds were estimated to be around 80 mph.

The tornado first touched down just south of Lawson Road, where it toppled 2 trees. It then proceeded northeast and paralleled Lawson Road. As the tornado approached Flowers Road, additional damage occurred to a metal building, where a portion of the roof and side panels were removed. Here, the tornado was at its strongest point with winds estimated at 80 mph. Roughly 300 yards past Flowers Road, additional 80 mph winds associated with the tornado collapsed another outbuilding. The tornado continued northeast, and additional large limbs were down until the tornado lifted before reaching Dani Lane.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Damage Path Length:
2.5 miles
Maximum Path Width:
75 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 400 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 405 pm


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Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the tornado just before it crossed Flowers Rd.
Images are from KMXX at 403pm.


Roof damage

Outbuilding destroyed

Tree damage

Outbuilding destroyed