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Goodwater EF-0 Tornado (Coosa County)
  March 14, 2019


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
70 mph
Damage Path Length:
2.07 miles
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2 ESE Parkdale
at 846 pm 
Approximate End Point/Time:
2 N Goodwater
at 851 pm 


NWS Meteorologists surveyed damage in extreme northeast Coosa County and determined it was the result of a tornado.

From the same cyclic supercell that produced 2 earlier EF-0 tornadoes near Lay Lake and County Road 56, a third EF-0 tornado occurred in far northeast Coosa County on the north side of Goodwater. Damage (fairly spotty) was limited to snapped and uprooted trees, aside from some minor peeling of metal roof covering.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the tornado just as it touched down.
Images are from KBMX at 846 pm.