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Old Stage Coach Rd EF-0 Tornado (Fayette/Walker Counties)
  February 23, 2019


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Damage Path Length:
5.19 miles
Maximum Path Width:
350 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2 NNW Fowlers Crossroads
at 638 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
2 S Eldridge
at 645 pm


NWS Meteorologists surveyed damage in northeast Fayette County and far southwest Walker County and determined it was the result of a tornado.

The tornado touched down in a wooded area between Victor Road and County Road 44 in northeast Fayette County. It traveled north-northeast and paralleled Hwy 13 as it crossed into extreme southwest Walker County. The tornado lifted just east of Hwy 13. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. There was no structural damage observed.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the tornado moments after touchdown.
Images are from KGWX at 640 pm.


Damage Photo
  Tree Damage
Damage Photo
  Tree Damage