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Blue Springs Tornado - February 17, 2008


Maximum Wind:
85 mph
Path Length:
2.26 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 Yards
31.65/-85.52 at 422 PM
31.66/-85.49 at 424 PM

A National Weather Service Survey Team has assessed damage in far southern Barbour County and determined it was the result of a tornado. The damage was consistent with winds around 85 mph. The path length was 2.26 miles long. The damage path was 50 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado touched down at the intersection of CR-72 and AL-33, near Blue Springs State Park. It then traveled northeastward about 2 miles, before lifting at CR-41 just east of the park. Four houses and one mobile home sustained roof damage, and several trees were snapped off. No injuries were reported.


Map of Damage Path
Tornado Damage Path