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Heiberger EF-0 Tornado (Perry County)
  March 14, 2019


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
70 mph
Damage Path Length:
4.48 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3 ENE Morgan Springs
at 619 pm 
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 626 pm 


NWS Meteorologists surveyed damage just west of Heiberger in northern Perry County and determined it was the result of a tornado.

The tornado touched down in rural northwest Perry County along Willie Martin Road. This location is about 5 miles northwest of Heiberger, west of AL Highway 5. The tornado moved almost due east and crossed Burlia Curb Road, and Jack Green Road. The tornado lifted near the intersection of Alvin Carter Road and Ironville Road, about a mile west of Heiberger. The tornado damage was limited to trees in this rural area. Numerous trees were snapped off and uprooted and a few trees blocked roadways.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the tornado just after it touched down.
Images are from KBMX at 620 pm.


Damage Photo
 Tree Damage