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Spring Hill Tornado - February 17, 2008


EF-1 / All numbers subject to change when entire path is determined
Maximum Wind:
100 mph
Path Length:
8.3 miles
Maximum Path Width:
250 yards
31.6190/-86.0116 at 223 PM
31.6894/-85.8959 at 234 PM

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the damage in southern Pike county. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, but this rating is based on damage only in Pike County. The tornado was on the ground in Coffee and possibly further south. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 100 mph in Pike County.

The tornado entered Pike County from Coffee County approximately 5 miles southeast of Henderson. The tornado crossed State Highways 87 and 167 and ended just north of the intersection of County Roads 6 and 57. This storm tracked across counties in both Mobile`s and Tallahassee`s Area of Responsibility. In Pike County, one home and one church were damaged and numerous trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path. The tornado entered Pike County at about 223 pm and lifted at 234 pm. A Tornado Warning was in effect from 150 pm until 245 pm.


Tornado Damage Path