National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Golden Road EF-0 Tornado (Shelby Co)
  February 23, 2016


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in rural southern Shelby County just southwest of Columbiana and have determined that the damage was consistent with an EF-0 tornado. Maximum winds were estimated to be around 75 mph.

The tornado touched down along CR-97 near the intersection with CR-314. It then moved east-northeast over a largely rural and wooded area and crossed a small portion of CR-305 and Golden Rd before lifting along Peaceful Valley Rd. The majority of the damage consisted of snapped or uprooted trees. There was minor roof damage to a residence on CR-97, and a mobile home at the end of Golden Rd was partially shifted off its foundation.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
75 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.1 miles
Maximum Path Width:
80 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 404 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 405 am


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Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the tornado as it touched down along CR 97.
Images are from KBMX at 404am.


  Tree damage

Roof damage