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Kingville EF-1 Tornado (Lamar/Fayette Counties)
  February 23, 2019


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
105 mph
Damage Path Length:
9.22 miles
Maximum Path Width:
700 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3 SSE Hightogy
at 552 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
4 ESE Crossville
at 609 pm


NWS Meteorologists surveyed damage in central Lamar County and far western Fayette County and determined it was the result of a tornado.

The tornado touched down just south of Crawford Rd in the Kingville community and traveled northeast. At the initial point of touchdown, numerous uprooted and snapped trees were observed along County Road 49. In this area, near the intersection of County Road 20 and County Road 49, a manufactured home was lofted and displaced to the northeast approximately 75 feet along the track. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Maximum winds at this location were 105 mph. The tornado continued tracking northeast toward western Fayette County just south of Hwy 18. Along the path, several uprooted trees and many snapped limbs were observed, however, areal coverage was not as significant as in the Kingville area. The damage path become more narrow as the tornado tracked northeast. The tornado lifted a few miles inside the western Fayette county line just east of Howton Rd.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the tornado after it crossed County Road 20.
Images are from KGWX at 557 pm.


Damage Photo
  Mobile Home Destroyed
Damage Photo
  Tree Damage