National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Wedowee Tornado - February 17, 2008


Maximum Wind:
95 mph
Path Length:
14.9 miles
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
33.2628/-85.5124 at 222 PM
33.3502/-85.2801 at 237 PM

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the damage in central and eastern Randolph County and 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. Damage estimates were consistent with winds between 90 to 95 mph.

The tornado damage path was 14.9 miles long and was 150 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado touched down on County Road 15 near the Pleasant Grove Church. This location is 3 miles southwest of Wedowee. The storm then tracked northeast damaging five homes, at least two vehicles and three barns. One shop and numerous other outbuildings were significantly damaged or destroyed. Additionally, several dozen trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path. The tornado touched down around 222 pm and was apparently on the ground at the Georgia State line around 237 pm. A Tornado Warning was in effect from 208 pm until 257 pm. No injuries were reported.


Tornado Damage Path