National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

March 13, 2005 Pickens County Tornado

National Weather Service Meteorologists surveyed the damage in Pickens County and determined a weak tornado occurred. The tornado damage was rated an F0.

The tornado first touched down just west of CR 75 near the Pine Grove Community. The tornado tracked east northeast through the Pine Grove Community, where one home suffered extensive damage from fallen and uprooted trees. The tornado continued almost parallel to Will Jones Road where two homes sustained significant damage. The tornado ended near the intersection of Will Jones Road and Moorehead Road just south of the McShan Community. Numerous trees were blown down or uprooted along the path and a few outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado was on the ground from 954 pm CST until 1004 pm CST. The tornado damage path was approximately 7 miles long and 150 yards wide at its widest point.