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Greensport Road EF-0 Tornado (Calhoun County)
  March 14, 2019


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
65 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.12 miles
Maximum Path Width:
200 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
4 N Ohatchee
at 622 pm 
Approximate End Point/Time:
5 N Ohatchee
at 624 pm 


NWS Meteorologists surveyed damage in extreme northwest Calhoun County north of Ohatchee and determined it was the result of a tornado.

The same supercell that produced the tornado in the Friendship community of St. Clair County dropped another tornado in extreme northwest Calhoun County north of Ohatchee. The tornado touched down along Greensport Rd just west of Cochran Springs Rd. It paralelled Greensport Rd for approximately three-quarters of a mile, crossed Dodd Gap Rd and lifted between Dodd Gap Rd and Greensport Rd. Damage mainly consisted of snapped and uprooted trees, but one residence sustained very minor shingle damage.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the tornado as it touched down.
Images are from KBMX at 622 pm.